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Are you looking for a new role in the heritage sector, or simply looking to work somewhere steeped in history and surrounded by friendly, interesting people? Well then, hopefully your search is at an end!

Working at The Auckland Project

Working for The Auckland Project means putting yourself right at the heart of conserving and championing history and culture in the North East. This could mean anything from HR to finance, running a railway to cooking locally sourced meals – we need all sorts to keep telling the amazing stories from the area’s heritage.

We’re a relatively small team with a lot of history behind us, so we’re always on the lookout for passionate, enthusiastic people to join our The Auckland Project.

All current roles are advertised here.  We have a fantastic volunteering programme for anyone wanting to get involved with The Auckland Project – it's a great way to get to know us.

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Current Vacancies

Faith Exhibition Manager

The Auckland Project is seeking a self-motivated and experienced individual to join the project team to work on the delivery of a new museum that explores the story of faith in Britain and its meaning today. Download the Job Description which includes information on how to apply. Closing date 9 August 2021.

Senior Gardener

Join our Parks and Gardens Team as a Senior Gardener, with responsibility for both the gardens and delivering high quality horticultural training to our workforce. Download the Job Description which includes information on how to apply. Closing date 12 August 2021.

Cost Engineer/Quantity Surveyor

The Auckland Project is seeking an experienced Cost Engineer / Quantity Surveyor to support the Projects Team in the regeneration of Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area. Working with colleagues and external consultants, the post holder will manage the costs associated with multidisciplinary building projects from concept to completion. Download the Job Description which includes information on how to apply. Closing date 6 August 2021.

Curatorial Research Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a specialist researcher to work alongside the Curatorial team at The Auckland Project over the coming months.

We are looking to appoint, on a consultancy arrangement, a self-motivated and experienced researcher to help plan content for the Faith Museum, a new museum at The Auckland Project that explores the story of faith in Britain and its meaning today. You will support the Senior Curator and Curatorial Team in delivering content for displays relating to the Long Reformation period (roughly 1500-1745) in Britain. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an entirely new, NLHF funded, museum, and to participate in the heritage aspect of a major regeneration project for North East England.

The role will suit an individual with strong research expertise in the history of the early modern period in Britain and some experience of object-based research. The successful candidate will have the confidence and motivation to work remotely whilst developing strong working relationships with the Auckland Project’s Curatorial and Collections team.

Download the Role Profile. To express an interest in the role, send a CV to Amina Wright, Senior Curator, Faith,  Closing date 13 August 2021.


If you’re looking for a new experience, want to learn new skills, or meet new people, then our volunteering programme may be right up your street. Volunteering is a great way to get into the heritage sector and immerse yourself in the day-to-day running of such an important historical site. We couldn’t do what we do without our team of volunteers, who help out over many departments and across all our sites.

Find out more about volunteering at The Auckland Project and what opportunities are available on our volunteers page.

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