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Job Opportunity

Digital Consultant – short term project basis

With funding support from MDNW, we are working towards a goal of building an online audience focussed catalogue to improve access to the collection. The museum is now at the stage of looking for a consultant to prepare a short digital strategy for the collections, and to support with training. This will ensure the organisation is working towards enhancing the accessibility of the museum collections for the benefit of the public for enjoyment, interest, and research purposes. It will also consolidate the digitisation approach that we are already undertaking with the digital equipment and software that volunteers and staff use. We aim to be much more digitally knowledgeable and accessible in the next 3-5 years and this project will support this goal.

Please find project brief here: Digital Consultant Brief

To apply, send CV and covering letter to Faye Morrissey, Manager & Curator on by the closing date of Wednesday 14 December 2022.


Are you interested in heritage and meeting new people? Then get involved as a volunteer with The Armitt today. Volunteering is a great way to connect with others, learn something new, and give back to the community. 

With a fascinating collection of artefacts and an exciting future ahead, The Armitt is the perfect place to develop new skills, meet new people, and share the Lake District’s history with visitors and locals alike.

We are currently looking for:

  • Front of House volunteers
  • Gallery Host volunteers
  • Garden/Maintenance volunteers

So, if you’d like to find out more and discuss our opportunities, please email or call 015394 31212 for more details.

Please consider donating to The Armitt today.
All donations are gratefully received and go towards supporting the preservation of the museum and the collections. The Armitt is an independent trust and registered charity. We rely on income from admissions, shop sales, and events to keep open for everyone to enjoy. 


We, the Friends, exist to support the Armitt Collection and encourage research and general interest in the English Lake District. We support the museum by assisting in the purchase of additions to the collection; sponsoring specific projects by the Trust; providing a forum and interest group for the many volunteers who put so much time into the Trust; and helping to publicise the Armitt.

Friends benefit from:
FREE ENTRY where charges are made; invitations to attend special Friends’ events including private views, visits to places of interest and social events; the chance to meet like-minded people who share an enthusiasm for ensuring this unique collection flourishes into the future.

Join us today!
Please contact
The Membership Secretary
Timothy Bartlett,
c/o The Armitt

Tel. 015394 47939