What’s On Collections Bar & Kitchen Venue Hire Our Shop Contact Donate About us Learning at The Whitaker Become a Volunteer Your Visit Exhibiting Blog Virtual Tour

Make a Donation

The Whitaker is a registered charity, which means all the money we make, goes back into running the building and delivering our activities.


Connect with us

Enter your email address to receive our newsletter

We’re Hiring: Collections Curator


Download Full Job Description

Salary: £25,462.50 per annum pro rata (3 days per week)

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 27 January

Interview date: Wednesday 8 February at The Whitaker. 

Application: by CV and a covering letter (2 pages A4 max). The covering letter should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements outlined above. 

To apply: please email your CV and covering letter to Emily Cryer at

The Whitaker is a forward-facing museum and art gallery that aims to foster inclusive, vibrant communities that thrive within our natural environment. We have recently undertaken a redevelopment of interpretation with a focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, connecting people, heritage and ideas with the past, the present and the future.

This is a really exciting time to join The Whitaker after our major expansion following a significant Heritage Lottery Fund investment that has seen our space double in size and the opening up of a new wing to the Museum and Gallery in 2021. 

We have also just been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status and funding for 2023 – 2026 from Arts Council England.  This will enable significant work around displaying and engagement work with the collection, which includes a fascinating mix of social history, natural history, taxidermy and artworks, mainly paintings.

We have a small, dedicated team who are passionate about The Whitaker, our collections and the potential to positively impact on the lives of our visitors. This role is crucial for the ongoing development of the organisation and will work closely with all areas of the team in an inclusive and supported environment.

We are seeking a colleague with museum collections experience to support The Whitaker on its next stage of development. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in enabling The Whitaker to deliver its ambitions, by:

  • leading on the care and development of The Whitaker collection in line with accreditation standards.
  • maximising opportunities to use the collection going forward.
  • maintaining an accurate digital collections catalogue (Modes) and an organised collections store to enable ease of use/access for museum staff, volunteers and visitors, including providing training to navigate these systems.

Other Blogs – Featured News

Discover More