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Visitor Services Assistants by the Great Bath

Job opportunities

Find out more about the job opportunities available and view our current vacancies here.

Job vacancy: Collections Assistant

Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 3 March 2017

We require an enthusiastic Collections Assistant to work in the Collections team at the Roman Baths and Pump Room.  The post holder will carry out a wide range of collection management tasks as well as providing occasional assistance to other curatorial and learning teams across Heritage Services.

You will be educated to at least degree level in archaeology or a closely related discipline.  You will have experience of working with museum collections and volunteers.  You will have good written and oral communication skills, and good computer skills.

If you are interested in this post and require more detail after reading the job description please contact Susan Fox on 01225 477779.

To apply, please use the Council's online application facility

Job vacancies: Seasonal Sales Assistant x 7

Hours: 7 x 24 per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31/10/2017
Closing date: 10 March 2017

We have seven seasonal vacancies in our retail team, for enthusiastic Sales Assistants to work in our prestigious shops at the Roman Baths and Assembly Rooms, Bath.

We have three shops selling merchandise that ranges from postcards to gifts.  You will be working with an established team of sales staff to provide customer sales service, till transactions and tidying and replenishment of merchandise to help maximise sales.

Applicants should have good communication and active selling skills and enjoy working with the public in a busy retail environment.  You will be expected to be familiar with processing cash and credit cards through a computer till system accurately.

Extra hours will be required to be worked during high season, late opening periods and our bi-annual stocktake. The weekly average hours are 24 per week, to be worked on a rota, including alternate weekends.

To apply, please use the Council's online application facility

Vacancy: Trustees for the Roman Baths Foundation

The Roman Baths Foundation is a charitable company which exists to support learning and conservation at the Roman Baths in Bath. It does this through advocacy and fundraising activities. ‘The Roman Baths’ includes the remains of the Temple of Sulis Minerva beneath the Pump Room, the Pump Room itself and all buildings monuments and collections associated with them.

The Foundation’s Objects are to advance public education, interest and appreciation with respect to the Roman Baths and to support all aspects of popular and academic study of the Roman Baths including research, excavation and protection of archaeological remains.

The Foundation is seeking to appoint new trustees to its Board. It is particularly interested to recruit trustees with skills, knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Heritage sector fundraising
  • Museum education
  • Building and monument conservation
  • Networking and advocacy

Prior charity experience and availability to attend meetings in Bath will be advantageous. Board meetings are held in Bath at quarterly intervals. If you are interested in becoming a trustee of the Roman Baths Foundation, please send an up-to-date CV and a letter setting out your suitability against these criteria to:

Stephen Bird, Company Secretary
The Roman Baths Foundation
c/o The Pump Room
Stall Street
Bath BA1 1LZ
[email protected]

Trustees must be at least 18 years old and not disqualified by law from acting as charity trustees. The closing date for expressions of interest will be Friday 17 March 2017.

24 Hours in Heritage Services

The video below presents a day in the life within Heritage Services at Bath & North East Somerset Council. See the hard work that takes place by our staff every day at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery and Bath Record Office.

 

Visitor Services

The Roman Baths has approximately 80 staff working in Visitor Services looking after our visitors from all around the world. Approximately 50 have permanent contracts the rest have fixed term contracts based on the seasonal tourist peak.

Applying to work at the Roman Baths

Recruitment for Visitor Services Assistants usually starts in December for seasonal posts for the following spring; and in March for seasonal jobs in the shop. All permanent and fixed term/seasonal jobs are advertised on the Bath & North East Somerset Council’s website  under “Jobs”.

Behind the scenes vacancies also come up from time to time, including jobs within the following teams: Operations; Curatorial; Learning & Programmes; Marketing; Group Bookings; Retail and Finance.

Work experience at the Roman Baths

The front of house team takes work experience students at various times throughout the year, but places are limited and book up very quickly. Please phone 01225 477707 for more information.

Volunteering at the Roman Baths

The Roman Baths relies on volunteers to help with the behind the scenes work. Volunteers work with our diverse collection which contains local archaeological material from all time periods, including Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and Georgian material. Our collection even contains spa equipment from Bath’s Victorian Treatment Centre.

  • Volunteering work helps to develop the museum and provides a fun opportunity through which you can develop new skills and experiences.
  • Volunteering is a great way to get to know new people and become active within the community.
  • Volunteering at a museum is a great, and valuable, starting point for a career in museums or heritage.

If you are interested, please contact us on Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Feel free to contact us or drop in and pick up our volunteering leaflet.
Collections Manager, Roman Baths Museum, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ
Telephone: 01225 477779, Fax: 01225 477243
Email: [email protected]

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