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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: Retail Buyer & Product Developer

Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Department: Heritage Retail

Based at The Pump Room in Bath, this is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the UK's finest regional museums and historic sites in the stunning World Heritage site of Bath.

Heritage Services manages the Roman Baths & Pump Room, the Fashion Museum & Assembly Rooms and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath.  There are four shops at present in the Council's museums and historic buildings, with plans to open a shop in a new World Heritage Centre in York Street in 2019.

You will develop a strong merchandise offer, through the planned purchase and bespoke product development of retail merchandise for Heritage Services shops.  You will be responsible for increasing the income potential of the product range to the customer, to maximise sales per square metre, to manage sales and the profitability of merchandise across Heritage Services shops, to secure the budgeted income target for Retail sales. Apply online now

Closing date: 5 November 2017   Interview date: 23 November 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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