An exciting opportunity for an experienced collections specialist to work with a 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.

Tullie House and CBDC are committed to working together to raise the profile of biodiversity, nature and wildlife in Cumbria. CBDC has been based at Tullie House since 2010, but over the next year it will become more embedded within the Museum’s structure, strategic priorities and vision.

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 Curator will lead work to catalogue and digitise our designated geology and palaeontology collections and work with colleagues to develop public outcomes and engagement relating to it. We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of geology or palaeontology, and experience of collections management, and who has a good understanding of how we can use collections to engage and inspire communities.

  • Fixed Term January 2021 - January 2023 
  • £25,013 - £26,687 pro rata, 4.5 days a 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 Thursday 12 November 2020. 

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