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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

We have the following two job vacancies:

Duty Manager

Part-time permanent position – 17 hours per week (2 days)

Are you a confident problem solver with a passion for customer service?

We are looking to recruit an energetic, friendly team player to join our Visitor Services team as a Duty Manager.

You will ensure the smooth daily running of the Museum so each visitor experiences a day out to remember, from the welcome they receive to the warm farewell – and everything in between!

You will be responsible for the opening and closing of the Museum, and the health and safety of our visitors throughout the public areas of the Museum, which includes first aid incidents and our evacuation procedures. You will be the first point of contact for all staff on operational matters and will work closely with our team of Gallery and Front of House volunteers.

You will have exceptional customer service experience, have a professional approach and excellent communication skills, allowing you to effectively manage and problem solve issues which arise during your shift.

Our team of Duty Managers work from 8.00am until 5.30pm daily, covering a seven-day a week operation. This is a permanent part-time position of 17 hours (two days) per week; one day will be a fixed Monday shift but the other day will be worked on a rota basis but will include a Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. There will also be a requirement to work the occasional evening shift to meet business needs.

This role is varied and diverse, you will need to be able to think on your feet and cope well under pressure.

The hourly rate for this position will be £9.34.

Interested? Click here for a job description.

If you would like to apply for this position please complete our application form.

Email your completed application form to or send to Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY.

Closing date for this position will be Monday, 29 January 2018 at 9.00am.

Interviews will be held on Monday, 5 February 2018.

Part-time Casual Team Members Needed

We are looking to recruit additional team players to join our Waterside Café and our Front of House department. If you are friendly, enthusiastic, motivated, reliable and flexible, then you might be interested in the following casual positions:

Casual Café and Events Assistant:

Café duties will include the serving of food and beverages, cash handling, replenishing supplies, clearing tables, ensuring the cleanliness of the Café at all times. You will also assist at events which will include the preparation of the room and bar, waiting at tables, serving beverages, which will include alcohol, and clearing away at the end of the function. You may be required to cover some kitchen duties which will include washing up and maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and store room.

Casual Front of House Assistant:

Front of House duties will include the processing of ticket purchases, accurately recording details supplied by our visitors for Gift Aid and processing retail sales efficiently and promptly. Our Front of House team are the first point of contact for all our visitors, so it is imperative that you are able to deliver excellent customer service by providing a friendly and informative welcome.

You will have some experience of working in a busy catering or food and beverage environment or in a customer facing role. You will have excellent customer service skills, be reliable and hardworking.

The hourly rate will be £7.05 per hour, or the National Living Wage £7.50 per hour if applicable.

Interested? Click here for a job description: Cafe and Events Assistant or Front of House Assistant.

If you would like to apply to join our team of bank staff, please complete our application form. Please indicate on your application form, which position you would like to be considered for: Cafe and Events Assistant, Front of House Assistant or both.

Email your completed application form to or send to Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY.

Closing date: Monday, 29 January 2018 at 9.00am.


Contact us

For further information on vacancies or volunteering:

Human Resources Manager: Linda Frost
Telephone: 01326 214559

What’s on and What’s here 2017

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388