Job Vacancy - Johnson Birthplace Museum Attendant

Published: 20 June 2022

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is a Grade I listed building governed and operated by Lichfield City Council. It is both an historic house and a museum dedicated to the life, work and personality of Samuel Johnson, welcoming up to 22,000 visitors a year. The Museums and Heritage Officer manages the Museum, assisted by the Museum Support Officer, and is on site full-time Monday to Friday. A small team of Museum Attendants are employed 7 days a week in a shift pattern.

We are seeking a friendly, helpful, conscientious, and enthusiastic person to enhance the visitor experience and enjoyment of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. The Attendant should possess excellent customer care and communication skills and be able to deal with a wide range of people. An interest in history or literature is essential, and Attendants are expected to possess or be willing to acquire knowledge of Samuel Johnson and local history to be able to answer visitor enquiries. There is a second-hand bookshop and souvenir shop in the reception area. The Attendant is also responsible for bookshop sales and enquiries. 

Hours - 6.5 hours per week in summer season (March - October), 5 hours per week in winter season (November - February) in two shifts on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Occasional additional shifts to cover other Attendant holidays and events will also be expected.

Salary £10.89/hour (includes holiday enhancement)

Closing Date:  5pm, Wednesday 6 July 2022

Interviews currently scheduled for: Tuesday 19 July 2022 

Further information can be found in the Job Description and Application Form.

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