Museum Manager

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

About the Role

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life is seeking an experienced and dynamic person to take over the leadership of our thriving museum. The current curator retires after leading a complete transformation off the museum through a four year £1.5million HLF funded programme. This included moving the museum within Carlisle Castle, completely renewing the exhibition space, transforming the museum’s operating model and achieving Art’s Council England Accreditation.

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life enjoys enviable visitor satisfaction achieved by a small dedicated full-time team supported by a vibrant volunteer programme and group of friends. As well as healthy visitor numbers the museum team run a full programme of outreach programmes with the local and regional community.

About you

We are seeking a leader who will relish the opportunity to continue the substantial progress we have achieved. We need someone who is a great team player, and able to maintain the vibrant outreach programme. You will have a deep interest in the impact museums can make and an affinity with military history. You will also bring the energy and dynamism to strengthen our commercial activities and make the most of digital opportunities. The post attracts a salary of £26-28K and 25 days holiday.

Application and Interview

Applications are invited by close of 25th November 2019.

Applications should include a suitability statement of no more than 2 pages together with a CV and two referees.

An applicant pack including a full job description is available here: Museum Manager Application Pack

Applications may be submitted by post to The Curator, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, Alma Block, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR or by e-mail to the current curator

We plan to interview for the post on the 4th December with a view to the appointee starting the role in February 2020.

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