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

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Part-time temporary team member for our Waterside Cafe

We are looking to recruit the following temporary member of staff to cover a period of maternity leave:

Kitchen Assistant (12 hours per week) Friday and Saturday: 9.00am-3.00pm, plus 4 additional hours as a Cafe and Events Assistant

You will be responsible for the preparation of hot and cold food according to our daily menu and event requirements, which will include producing a variety of homemade meals and sandwiches to a high standard. You will also be a ‘star baker’, with the ability to make a variety of exceptional cakes.

You will maintain high standards of food hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen at all times, completing all the relevant records for health and safety regulations.

In addition to your kitchen duties, you will serve visitors, provide Barista style service of hot and cold drinks and take customer orders. You will also help with the smooth running of our events as and when required.

Previous experience of working in a busy catering environment, including the preparation of hot and cold food, is essential for this role.

This is a part-time position working 16 hours per week, fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave, which is expected to last for one year.

Flexibility to work additional hours as and when required would be desirable.

The hourly rate for the role of Kitchen Assistant will be £8.03 per hour.

The hourly rate for the role as Cafe and Events Assistant will be £7.38 per hour, or the National Living Wage £7.83 per hour if applicable.

A full job description can be downloaded here

Closing date for applications: Friday, 28 September 2018.

If you would like to apply for the above position, please complete an application form, and return by email to or by post to Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, 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


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