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Bounty launch reproduction project at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall photo by Paul Abbitt

Interested in working with us?

We’re a small, friendly, dedicated and hard working team lead by museum director, Richard Doughty. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers without whom we simply couldn’t function.

Find out how to volunteer

We post all our job vacancies and volunteer opportunities on social media so to be the first to hear about any openings be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Current job vacancies

Historic Vessel Boat Trips

Summer Season (July-September 2018)

We will be offering our visitors an exclusive opportunity to get out on the water with us by providing trips on our historic boats from the Museum collection. We will be operating four scheduled boat trips every day, seven days a week, running from 2 July until 30 September 2018.

We are looking for energetic and friendly team players who can create an enjoyable and unforgettable experience for our passengers as they enjoy sailing around the local waters of Falmouth.


The Skipper will be responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable trip driving one of our historic boats, which carry between six and eight passengers. The Skipper will have overall responsibility for the safety and well-being of the passengers.

Skippers should possess a Cornwall Council Boatman’s Licence or be prepared to obtain the Licence (cost of which will be paid for by the Museum). You will enjoy working outdoors, and have extensive knowledge of local waters, with a passion and enthusiasm for Falmouth.

You will be paid a daily rate of £90.00 which will involve four scheduled one-hour trips each day.

Interested? Click here for a job description.

Tour Guides

The Tour Guide will be responsible for providing an interesting, knowledgeable and enjoyable commentary to passengers. They will deliver an informative tour that is accurate, interactive and entertaining. Tour Guides will have strong customer service skills, be friendly and approachable, and have a passion and enthusiasm for Falmouth and the local area. You will be expected to assist with the basic operation of the boat as directed by the Skipper.

You will be paid a daily rate of £50.00 which will involve four scheduled one-hour trips each day.

Interested? Click here for a job description.

Closing date for both positions, will be Monday, 23 April 2018, at 9.00am.

If you would like to apply, please send your completed application form to  or to Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY.


Contact us

For further information on vacancies or volunteering:

Human Resources Manager: Linda Frost
Telephone: 01326 214559

What’s on and What’s here 2018

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388


Did you know If you pay once you get free entry for the rest of the year. How was your visit?