Job opportunities

Visitor Experience Assistant

£8.30 per hour, please note this will increase in line with the National Living Wage review in April.

Flexible hours, fixed term contracts

As we prepare to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth in April this year, we are undertaking profound and exciting changes to our historic site including the reinterpretation of Dove Cottage, its surrounding garden-orchard and woodland, and renovating the Wordsworth museum.

As a Visitor Experience Assistant, you’ll be responsible for welcoming all our many visitors to this special site. From providing great customer care to helping visitors to see all that we have to offer, you’ll encourage engagement with Dove Cottage and its stories, exploration of the new Museum and surrounding site, promotion of our retail range in the Museum Shop and assist with ensuring the smooth running of the site. We believe our visitor welcome team are key to bringing the site to life and enabling visitors to connect with the Wordsworths. In return, we can offer flexible working opportunities, a personal pension scheme, free on-site parking and staff discounts, as well as the chance to work in a friendly environment right in the heart of Wordsworth Country.

We are disappointed to have to delay the opening of Dove Cottage on 7th April, but the most important thing for us is the welfare of our visitors, volunteers and staff. As such the start date for this role will be postponed, however you may still submit your application at any time.

Please contact us on +44(0)15394 35544 if you are interested, or download the person specification, job description and terms and conditions and an application form here.

 

Wordsworth Trust, Café & Retail Assistant

£NMW to £NLW, depending on age

Part time contracts available-hours negotiable

As a Café & Retail Assistant at the Wordsworth Trust you’ll be responsible for delivering a fantastic service in the brand new Café. As we prepare to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth in 2020, we are undertaking profound and exciting changes to this historic site. These include the creation of the new Café and retail space and we need a team of exceptional people to help us operate this exciting new venture. You will assist in the effective operation of the Café and Café retail offer in a variety of duties which could involve the preparation of simple food and beverage items, serving customers, maintaining presentation and hygiene standards and undertaking supervised kitchen tasks. In return, we can offer flexible working opportunities, a personal pension scheme, free on-site parking and staff discounts, as well as the opportunity to work in a friendly environment right in the heart of Wordsworth Country.

We are disappointed to have to delay the opening of Dove Cottage on 7th April, but the most important thing for us is the welfare of our visitors, volunteers and staff. As such the start date for this role will be postponed, however you may still submit your application at any time.

Please contact us on +44(0)15394 35544 if you are interested, or download the person specification, job description and terms and conditions and an application form here.