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APPLY NOW: Helping Hands Evaluator – Freelance 


Cumbria Museum Consortium (lead partner Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust) is looking for a freelance evaluator as part of Helping Hands, an ambitious new pan-Cumbrian inclusive volunteering project, from May 2022 – March 2024. Find out more about Helping Hands HERE


Fixed Fee: £8000 – £10,000 to include all disbursements

Reports to: Helping Hands Project Manager

Fixed term contract: until 31st March 2024


Where: Helping Hands covers the County of Cumbria. To enhance delivery, monitoring, and evaluation the county has been notionally divided into five clusters. Each cluster has a host organisation and Inclusive Volunteer Lead:

  • North:  Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
  • West:  Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven / Theatre by the Lake (co -hosts)
  • East:  Highlights Rural Touring, Wordsworth Grasmere, Penrith
  • Central and Southeast:  Brewery Arts, Kendal
  • Southwest: Barrow Full, Barrow

Flexibility: Hybrid working, variable hours


Purpose of the role: Working closely with the Project Manager, Data Coordinator and Helping Hands network you will develop, manage, and deliver a monitoring and evaluation framework to analyse the impact of the Helping Hands Programme aligned to and reporting against ACE Outcomes: Creative People, Creative Communities and Creative & Cultural Country and areas detailed in the Volunteering Futures funding bid. Your work will contribute to legacy learning, skills development, and wider celebration of the project to sustain and strengthen the volunteer experience in the cultural sector. Click HERE to download the evaluator brief.


How to apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than 3 sides of A4) describing your interest in the brief, relevant skills, attributes, approach, budget breakdown and experience you could bring to the role to: Kate Parry, Head of Partnership, Cumbria Museum Consortium by email kate.parry@tulliehouse.org 


Deadline for application: Noon, 19 August, 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 22 August, 2022

Start date: As soon as possible depending on current working circumstances


Tullie House


Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre Manager

The Natural History Records Bureau at Tullie House Museum was established in 1902, inspired by the work of Reverend Hugh Alexander Macpherson who had comprehensively recorded the natural history of Cumbria. Today Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) continues to collate biological records of species in Cumbria and is probably the oldest record centre of its type in the world.

CBDC brings together, analyses and shares information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites and habitats for education, research and to help people make sound decisions when planning to develop and manage land sustainably.

We’re seeking an experienced professional with strong project management and collaboration skills to drive forward our diverse programme. We’re looking for someone who thrives on working with others to deliver results at scale, whilst having an eye for detail and being evidence led. You will work with community groups and our fabulous team of volunteer recorders. You will manage a small but highly productive team and will be based at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle, although there is flexibility for working from home.

Your own transport is essential as the post involves travel around the county.

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please send your CV and a covering statement (of no more than 500 words), detailing any relevant experience and knowledge, and what interests you about this role to hr@tulliehouse.org by 9am on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

You will be notified by email on Thursday 25 August 2022 if you have been selected for interview.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

If you have any further questions please contact HR or Anna Smalley, Head of Collections & Engagement – anna.smalley@tulliehouse.org

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/cumbria-biodiversity-data-centre-manager


Lakeland Arts



As a Chef working at Windermere Jetty Museum, you will play an important role in the daily running of the kitchen. You’ll maintain excellent standards throughout the kitchen and will help support the preparation of high-quality food all times.

Salary: £21,000.00 – £24,000.00 per annum depending on experience

Closing date: 9am, Monday 22 August 2022

For more information and to apply visit: https://lakelandarts.org.uk/job/chef-2/ 


Visitor Experience Assistant (Cafés)

We are currently looking for a Visitor Experience Assistant to join us here at Windermere Jetty Museum. You’ll be responsible for delivering a fantastic visitor experience across our catering offers and will support the museum’s admissions and retail operations as required.

Salary: Under 17 – £8 per hour, 17+ – £9.50 per hour

Closing date: Open until positions are filled

For more information and to apply visit: https://lakelandarts.org.uk/job/visitor-experience-assistant-cafes/


Wordsworth Grasmere


Café and Hospitality Manager

The Wordsworth Trust is looking for someone welcoming, enthusiastic, and used to working in a fast-paced service environment, to take responsibility for the management and operation of our beautiful new Café, right at the heart of this historic Wordsworth site.

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Closing Date: This is a rolling application deadline. The application process will close when the position has been filled.

For more information and to apply visit: https://wordsworth.org.uk/job-opportunities/


Museum and office Cleaner

The Museum and Office Cleaner at the Wordsworth Trust will ensure that the cleaning service is provided to the highest possible standards, in order to maintain the special quality of the visitor experience at Wordsworth Grasmere and ensure that our colleagues have a safe and clean working environment.

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Closing Date: This is a rolling application deadline. The post will close when the position is filled.

For more information and to apply visit: https://wordsworth.org.uk/job-opportunities/

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"I scarcely had one night of quiet sleep, / Such ghastly visions had I of despair, / And tyranny, and implements of death"
(Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book X, 1805)