Visitor Services Assistant

6 days left

£17,360 pro rata
11 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Visitor Services Assistant

Location: Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

Salary: £17,360 per annum, paid on a pro rata basis

Hours: two positions are available, with hours agreed in advance on a rota.

  • 3 days per week (22.2 hours)
  • 2 days per week (14.8 hours)

Contract: fixed-term for three years

Two part-time jobs are available – 1 x two days and 1 x three days per week, which will include weekends, bank holidays and some evening work. The salary is £17,360 p.a. pro rata.

The Museum re-opened in 2017 following a £2.4 million re-development which has created new learning and visitor facilities and refurbished gallery displays throughout the site. Working with the Museums Operations Manager and Museum Manager, the post holder will be responsible for providing the highest standards of customer care:

  • welcoming visitors to the museum
  • assisting with the security
  • maintenance and cleanliness of the site
  • assisting with events and helping with the museum shop.

A basic awareness of health and safety and premises issues is required, and you must be confident and comfortable with using computers and other technical equipment (e.g. tills). You should also have a genuine enthusiasm about Somerset’s history and heritage, and be keen to share this to inform and inspire our visitors. Maximum flexibility, and the ability to work additional hours/overtime, sometimes at short notice, is essential.

The South West Heritage Trust is a charity which delivers a broad range of heritage services across Somerset and Devon. We are a growing organisation, founded on services that were previously delivered by Somerset and Devon County Councils. With a turnover exceeding £3 million, we manage and run three museums (including the Museum of Somerset), two Archives and Local Studies services and look after the historic environment in Somerset.

Click apply below for more information and an application pack. Strictly no agency contact.

Closing date: Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 9.00 am

Proposed interview date: Wednesday 8 May 2019