A unique and exciting opportunity to work in the most biodiverse county in England with both a nationally Designated museum collection and one of the largest and oldest biodiversity data centres in the UK.

The Museum’s Natural Science collection is Designated for a reason – it is a comprehensive, scientifically important, and nationally significant collection of 300,000+ specimens that represent the flora, fauna and geology of Cumbria. Together with the 2m+ records held by the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC), this exciting new post, funded by the Headley Trust, represents an extraordinary opportunity to work within one of the most important natural science collections in the UK.

The Museum and CBDC will be combining these two major collections to create a ‘Biodiversity Unit’, which will develop awareness and raise the profile of the natural world in Cumbria and beyond. This key post will contribute to moving this agenda forward but will also undertake collections development work, public programming and research and development of the combined collections for Project Tullie¸ the Museum’s major new capital development programme.

We are looking for a candidate with strong natural science knowledge, great communication skills, a passion for sharing this with audiences. Whilst welcomed, collections management experience is not essential to this role as training can be provided on the job.

  • Fixed Term January 2021 - January 2023 
  • £25,013 - £26,687 full time, 37 hours per week

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please return a completed application form to HR@tulliehouse.org by 5pm, Wednesday 28 October 2020. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 November 2020. 

If you have any further questions please also contact the HR Department at Tullie House.