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Advert Date:   Thursday, 18th May 2023
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Job Title:   Collections & Access Manager
Organisation:   Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Salary:   £32,909 - £34,722 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Contract: Permanent
Location:   Carlisle, England
Closing Date:   Monday, 19th June 2023
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  Job Description
Are you passionate about collections and access? Are you excited about the part museums can play in enriching peoples’ lives? Do you have the drive and ambition to play a leading role in a major capital development programme? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a Collections & Access Manager with broad experience to join the team in making the collections we care for as accessible as possible, so that our diverse communities can be inspired by the stories they tell. You will put audiences at the heart of everything we do, championing greater understanding, appreciation and engagement of the museum’s inspirational collections.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
From butterflies to Pre-Raphaelites, treasure hoards to ticket machines, Tullie has a richly diverse and significant range of collections that includes Archaeology, Fine & Decorative Art, Social History and a Nationally Designated collection of Natural Sciences sitting at the heart of Carlisle’s unique heritage story.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is a major 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. Our Manifesto places collections at the heart of everything we do: we use them to inspire co-creation and active participation, celebrate diversity and champion equality, and foster a sense of pride in the people of Carlisle and Cumbria for their unique local history.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a major programme of development for Tullie: 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 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.

Purpose of the Role
Lead, motivate and develop the curatorial team to:

• Manage the care and preservation of the collections to Spectrum standards
• Increase access to collections to support equality, diversity and inclusion objectives through co-curation, community engagement, research and volunteer activity
• Deliver on the income generating potential of collections and collections knowledge
• Work collaboratively with other staff, especially across Learning & Engagement and Exhibitions, to effectively support the development and delivery of programmes and exhibitions in line with the Museum’s Manifesto
• Take a leading role in the delivery of cross-departmental initiatives including: Management Team, Digital, Environmental, Equality & Diversity
• Support the Head of Collections & Engagement and Head of Strategy & Capital Programme to develop and deliver new permanent galleries as part of the Museum’s Project Tullie masterplan
  Application Instructions
If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please visit and 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 by 12pm (midday) on Monday 19th June.

Candidates invited to interview will be notified by 12pm on Tuesday 20th June.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th June – we encourage candidates to attend in person but a Zoom option will be made available if this isn’t possible.

If you have any further questions, please contact HR or Anna Smalley, Head of Collections & Engagement at
Contact Name:   Mrs Gillian Forrest
Contact Tel:     01228618719
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Contact Email:
Address:   Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP.