Are you a dynamic, self-motivated individual with a passion for making collections accessible for all audiences?

We are excited to announce this opportunity to lead a busy curatorial team through an exciting period in the development of the Museum.

 Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is a leading independent regional museum welcoming over 200,000 visitors every year. We are the lead organisation of the Cumbria Museum Consortium, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. The Museum’s stunning collections cover Fine & Decorative Art, Natural Science (Designated), Social History and Archaeology. Highlights include one of the largest collections of pre-Raphaelite artwork in the north of England, Roman material of international importance that centres on Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a designated natural science collection representing the flora and fauna of Cumbria, the most biodiverse county in England. In 2016 we developed a Manifesto for the museum based on principles of collections inspired co-creation, community engagement and active participation.

 Purpose of the Role – Curatorial Manager

 To lead, motivate and develop the Curatorial Team to manage the care and preservation of the collections to the highest possible standards, increase access to collections and ensure effective communication and collaboration across all departments.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major programme of development for Tullie House: Project Tullie is the Museum’s masterplan for transforming the organisation into the creative and cultural heart of the region for the 21st century through a comprehensive redevelopment of the main Tullie House Museum site.  You will work with the Project Tullie Lead Curator to ensure that we have a holistic and cohesive approach to collections, and manage and motivate the curatorial team to play an active role in this pivotal development.


  • £27,742 - £29,578 dependant on experience.
  • The post is full time, fixed term for 12 months with ambition to significantly extend this, subject to funding.

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering statement (of no more than 500 words), detailing your relevant experience and knowledge, and what interests you about this role to by Thursday 5th August at 12pm. You will be notified by 5pm on Friday 6th August if you have been selected for interview.

Interviews will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 10th August.

If you have any further questions or for an informal discussion please contact Anna Smalley, Head of Collections & Engagement–