Working in the Museum

The Museum is run on a day to day basis by a small management team led by a Director. This is supported by a large number of volunteers who give freely of their time. See the separate page on volunteering for details of what this involves.

We currently have the following exciting permanent job opportunities to join our Café team:

Assistant Café Supervisor
Part-time position, 20 hours per week

We require an Assistant Café Supervisor who will manage all aspects of the daily running of the Café to ensure that a professional and excellent catering service is delivered to our visitors.

Duties will include basic food preparation, opening and closing down the Café, ordering stock and provisions and overseeing the Café team.

Previous experience of working in a busy catering or food and beverage environment, including the preparation of food and hot drinks is essential, as well as experience of overseeing and motivating a team.

This is a permanent part-time post, contracted to 20 hours per week, which will be worked over 2½ days on a rota basis. The hourly rate for this position will be £7.87 per hour.

For a job description click here.

Café Assistant
Part-time position, 15 hours per week

We are looking for team players who can work as part of a team to provide excellent customer service to all our visitors. Each team member will assist in all aspects of operating the Café, which will include serving customers, operating the till, taking payment, engaging with customers, preparing Barista hot drinks, basic food preparation, clearing and cleaning tables, dishwasher duties and, when required, assisting with our events.

This is a permanent part-time post, contracted to 15 hours per week, which will be worked over 3 days on a rota basis. The hourly rate for this position will be £6.70 per hour, or the National Living Wage £7.20 if applicable.

For a job description click here.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an application form which can be downloaded here.

Closing date for both positions: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at 5.00pm.

We are also currently recruiting for an:

Advanced Apprentice in Historic Vessel Conservation

This is a unique opportunity to complete a training programme which will allow you to develop skills relating to conservation and restoration of historic vessels.

The training programme will require you to attend College in order to obtain the appropriate Level 3 NVQ Diploma. In addition you will receive specialist conservation training from the in-house Boat Collection team which will follow the syllabus set out in the National Historic Ships UK guidance publication Understanding Historic Vessels.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will broaden your experience and knowledge by undertaking work placements to other museums and organisations, not necessarily with a maritime connection, where you will further develop your conservation, restoration and maintenance skills.

Your time will be committed to on-the-job vocational and applied training to contribute to the Museum’s strategic aim of preserving skills and knowledge currently within the Boat Collection team.

This post is funded by the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund.

For further information, including the application process, please follow the link below:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/784156