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Current job vacancies

Visitor Experience Supervisor

£10.50 per hour
Part-time hours; Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday

We are seeking part-time Visitor Experience Supervisors, who will work as part of the Visitor Experience team, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Museum to ensure we deliver an exceptional visitor experience.

They undertake the daily procedures for opening at the start of the day to ensure the Museum is ready for our first visitors at 10am and have responsibility for securely locking up at the end of the day.

Our Visitor Experience Supervisors offer a warm welcome to visitors arriving for their visit, process admission tickets, and assist with retail sales. They have daily management for our Visitor Experience volunteers, ensuring the rota is maintained, proactively contacting volunteers to cover cancellations when they occur.

They are the responsible person for evacuation procedures, and administer first aid to visitors, staff and volunteers when required.

You will have previous experience of working in a busy customer facing environment, who has a ‘can-do’ attitude, with excellent customer service skills. You will be an excellent team player who can face the daily challenges competently and calmly.

We have two opportunities but would consider one candidate:

Closing date Monday, 11 July 2022 at 5.00pm

VES Temp Job Description   VES Perm Job Description   VES Application Form

If you are interested in applying, please email your completed application form, to or Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY.

Senior Maintenance Operative

£11.40 per hour (FTE £20,748)
Hours flexible to suit – full or part-time considered

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Maintenance Operative who has experience and understanding of buildings and facilities management with proven competent practical skills. You will work as part of the Maintenance team to ensure the safety, security and functionality of the Museum’s buildings, plant, and assets.

This role will be based at National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth but there will be a requirement to work at other sites, including our off-site storage area at Ponsharden and to carry out contractual work at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance.

The role will require undertaking planned and reactive repairs and maintenance operations, assisting with the schedule of compliance servicing, testing, and inspections, maintaining, and developing our planned preventive maintenance (PPM) system, and providing maintenance support for all Museum projects which includes the installation of exhibitions.

You will require good IT skills, literacy, and numeracy to maintain accurate record keeping of facilities documents, risk assessments and health and safety documents.

You will have good working knowledge of plant machinery, basic electrical, plumbing and carpentry skills, including an understanding of Health and Safety legislation. A recognised trade and/or Health and Safety qualification is not essential but would be advantageous.

This is a full-time permanent position, but part-time applicants will be considered. The role will require weekend and bank holiday working as part of a rota.

Closing date: Monday, 18 July 2022 at 5.00pm
Interviews to be held: Thursday, 28 July 2022

Senior Maintenance Operative Job Description   Senior Maintenance Operative Application Form

If you are interested in applying, please email your completed application form, to or 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

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If anyone needs assistance with their application, please feel free to contact us.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388


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