Visitor Services Assistant

Location:         The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Taunton TA1 4AA

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

Hours:              37 hours per week (Tuesday to Saturday)

Contract:         Three-year fixed-term contract

The Museum of Somerset aims to be Somerset’s flagship museum and a must-see visitor attraction for both local people and visitors to the county.  This post is responsible for 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. Applicants must live within a short distance of the museum to be able to attend out of hours alarm calls.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dan Broadbent or Susie Simmons on 01823 255088.

For further information and an application form, please download the information below. Applications should be made using the form provided and submitted to recruitment@swheritage.org.uk. CVs are not accepted for this position.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 24 May 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 11th June

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