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Casual Museum Assistant

Salary:  £8 per hour (plus 12% holiday pay)

Hours:  Casual; flexible hours - daytime, evenings and weekends

Closing Date:  Monday 11 July 2016, 5pm

The Geffrye Museum is devoted to the history of the home, showing how homes and gardens reflect changes in society, behaviour, style and taste over the past 400 years. Our museum and gardens are vital to our visitors and surrounding communities as well as providing inspiration and learning to schools, families, students, and designers. Your role is essential in making sure our visitors have a pleasant, safe and enjoyable experience. The successful applicant will join our Front of House team to deliver a first class visitor experience and ensure that the museum and collections are safe and secure.

As well as previous experience in a customer-focused role, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an understanding of the differing needs of our visitors. You will be calm under pressure and have the ability to cope and to advise others in an emergency situation. You must have a keen eye for detail, an understanding of IT and be a great team player. Previous security / customer service experience in a heritage or cultural environment is desirable.

This post involves the portering of deliveries and the set-up of tables, chairs and AV equipment for meeting rooms around the museum.

As a Casual Museum Assistant you will be required to work flexible hours on an ad-hoc basis to cover staff absences and to provide assistance in the evenings at events.

For a full job description, please download here.  

For an application form, please download here. Completed applications should be emailed to or posted to Job Applications, Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA.

Only candidates with the requisite essential criteria will be considered.

If you have not received a response by Wednesday 20 July 2016, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note we will not accept any unsolicited CVs.

Please note that the offer of employment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BME backgrounds.