Vacancies & Volunteering

Vacancy – General Manager

We are looking for a General Manager to manage our day-to-day operations, our finances and our company administration. The General Manager will be a key member of our small team of 4 – working alongside Director, Kate Lynch, and our Communications Officer and Creative Engagement Officer. Our office is in Penrith, Cumbria but a mix of office and remote working is possible.

We are advertising the role as full-time but are open to discussion about more flexible ways of working with the right candidate/s (ie. 4 days/week, compressed hours, job share)

Experience and/or an interest in the voluntary arts sector is helpful but not essential – we are interested in hearing from people from other industry backgrounds.

The recruitment pack is here: General Manager Recruitment pack 2022

Application form is here: Highlights Application Form

Application guidance is here: Highlights Application Form Guidance Notes

For an informal chat about the role please get in touch with Kate Lynch, Director at [email protected] / 017683 53954.

How to apply: Please return the application form to [email protected] and complete the online equal opportunities form by midday on Tuesday 7 June 2022.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20 June 2022. Interview questions will be provided in advance.


Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Without them, there wouldn’t be a thriving arts scene in villages around the region. Volunteers are not only responsible for promotions in their villages, but work directly with Highlights, acting as board members, inputting data and helping with publicity distribution.

If you are interested in having a more active involvement with the arts in your area, we’d love to hear from you.