An exciting entry-level opportunity to work with Designated geology collections at an award winning museum.

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 and fauna of Cumbria, the most biodiverse county in the UK. Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC - one of the oldest record centres in the world and located in Tullie House) holds more than two million records. This exciting new post represents an extraordinary opportunity to work within one of the most important natural science collections in the UK.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to support this process and champion collections care and engagement. It is funded through Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund. The Project Assistant will support work to catalogue and digitise our designated geology and palaeontology collections and work with colleagues to deliver public outcomes and engagement relating to it. We are looking for a candidate with an interest in geology or museum collections, and who is keen to learn new skills. This is an entry level role, and so previous experience of working in a museum is not a requirement  - we are looking for a candidate with an interest in geology or in gaining experience within a dynamic curatorial team.

  • Fixed Term January 2021 - January 2023
  • £17,700 - £18,505 pro rata - 2 days 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 by 5pm, Wednesday 28 October 2020. Interviews will be held on Friday 13 November 2020. 

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