Exciting opportunities at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum following our re-opening after the Covid19 Pandemic.

Role: Part-time Evening and Weekend Visitor Experience Team Member
Organisation: Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust Limited
Reports to: Business and Development Manager
Location: Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote
Contract type: This is a 12-month temporary role, with a view to make it more permanent subject to successful performance by the person appointed, transformation and sustainable sources of funding to cover the post in future years.
Salary: £8.91 per hour.
Working hours: Part Time – 8 hours per week. One week will be Saturday (9.00am to 5.30pm – with half an hour break) and the following week will be Thursday evenings (6pm to 8.30pm) and Sunday (9.30am to 3pm).
Closing date: 30th July 2021, 10am

Would you like to use your passion for delivering high quality visitor experiences and be at the heart of telling stories about our local industrial heritage? If so, then join our Visitor Experience team at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum and play your part in helping visitors experience more of South Derbyshire’s industrial past and help preserve it for generations to come.

This is a unique opportunity for you to work at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, a historic building nestled in the heart of the National Forest.

Hoping to start a career in Heritage or Retail? We’re recruiting for a number of vacancies at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum – including part-time evening and weekend roles – perfect if you’re looking to gain experience at a visitor attraction.

Providing a warm welcome to a diverse range of visitors to this historic site, you will ensure they have relevant information for their visit and about the wider local environment. Whether it is cleaning the site at the end of the day to keep it looking its best, selling locally made products or simply building rapport with visitors, you will discover that no two days are the same. You will be part of an organisation that is committed to ensuring our visitors leave having had a great experience.

You’ll enjoy a warm and friendly team environment, gain valuable on-the-job training, and deliver a memorable day out for all our visitors.

We are looking for people who are committed to providing the very highest levels of customer service, assisting in achieving targets and enjoy being part of a busy team with constantly changing priorities. As a confident communicator, you will be comfortable engaging with customers and using your skills in sales to provide exceptional service at all times.

We strive to be an inclusive employer and are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England’s heritage.

You’ll find it’s a workplace like no other – taking you behind the scenes of an extraordinary site and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you’ll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in an inspiring location, helping to make our site a wonderful place to visit.

For more information about the Museum please visit our website: www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Download a full Job Description and Person Spec – Evening and Weekend Visitor Experience Team Member Job Description.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter by 10.00am, Friday 30th July 2021 to Ian Bottrill, Company Secretary, Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust by email at secretary@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk.

Your cover letter should include:

  • Why you are interested in the role
  • What makes you a good fit for the role (please refer to the job description and person specification)

If you require any adjustments or would like to discuss submitting your application in a different format, please contact Ian Bottrill, Company Secretary at secretary@sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk

Interview date

Interview is proposed as Monday 2nd August 2021. Please let us know in your application if that date may be a problem for you.

To be held at:  Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG under Covid19 restrictions current at that time.

Anticipated start date is Thursday 12th August 2021, or as soon after that date as possible.

If you have any queries about this post or the application process, please contact Ian Bottrill at the email address above.