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Are you an excellent communicator with a passion for collections, culture and art? We look for dynamic and passionate people to be part of our Museums team.

The museums are funded by St Albans City and District Council. 

The museum team members are employed by the Council and all recruitment is handled by the Council’s HR department directly. Please visit their webpages for any current vacancies, which are also advertised via our social media channels.

Explore more if you are interested in Volunteering or our Work Experience placement programme.

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We look for Casual workers to join our team on an ongoing basis, to work across our sites, at St Albans Museum + Gallery and at Verulamium Museum:

  • Casual Museum Assistant, £8.75 per hour
  • Casual Events Assistant, £10.00 per hour

Joining our casual register is perfect for anyone looking for a flexible way of working. You will work on an ‘as and when needed’ basis in order to support our Museums service. Our pool of Casuals have an agreement to undertake work, but are under no obligation to accept the hours offered. Generally Casuals cover sickness, periods of annual leave or during specific periods of work. 

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and customer service skills for both of these pools:

Casual Museum Assistant (Monday to Sunday, working during the daytime)

We look for people to provide cover on a casual basis for both our sites. You will be providing visitors to our sites with a positive, enjoyable and rewarding experience. You will be welcoming visitors including school groups, providing information about the sites and other local visitor attractions as well as working in the museum shops.
Rate of pay: £8.75 per hour
Timing: Monday to Sunday, c.9am – 5.30pm Mon – Sat and c.10am – 5.30pm on Sundays.
 

Casual Events Assistant (Monday to Saturday, working in the evenings)

We also look for people to provide evening cover at both our sites.  You will be providing a warm and friendly welcome for visitors and guests on site for evening functions and also ensure that evening events run safety and securely. You will welcome visitors and provide information and also ensure the building and exhibits are secure during functions. You will also oversee evening functions, work in the museum shop and provide logistical support to caterers etc. as necessary.
Rate of pay: £10 per hour
Timing: Monday to Sunday evenings.

 

All Casual Workers are subject to pre-employment checks including Basic Disclosure check on unspent criminal convictions, employment references and medical clearances.

If you would interested in applying for one or both of these roles, please complete the application form noting “MUSEUMS – CASUAL" or "MUSEUMS – CASUAL EVENINGS ONLY” at the top and any relevant experience in the statement and return it to the following email addresses: jobapplications@stalbans.gov.uk and cc museum@stalbans.gov.uk.  Please make sure you email your completed form to both email addresses. We are unable to accept CVs.
Selection will be via an informal conversation. We recruit on a rolling basis so there is not a specific deadline.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team via museum@stalbans.gov.uk.

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