Senior Visitor Services Assistant, Ryedale Folk Museum


The Senior Visitor Services Assistant will be employed to provide a welcoming experience for visitors through the efficient handling of admissions and shop sales and maintain our excellent standards of customer service. The postholder will undertake work which supports the running of the Museum’s gift shop and basic administrative duties.

Main Purpose of the Job


To provide a welcoming, friendly and informative experience for visitors.

To sell Museum admissions and make shop and gallery sales.

To support front of house volunteers and other weekend Visitor Service Assistants.

To have a good understanding of Museum operating procedures.

To carry out administrative tasks including data entry.

To take responsibility for cleanliness and tidiness of the gift shop area as well as stock rotation, pricing of goods and restocking.

Contract: Seasonal from mid-February to late November.

Working days and hours: 4 days/week (either Thursday – Sunday or Saturday – Tuesday). 9.30am – 4.30pm in February, March, October and November. 9.30am – 5.30pm from April to September. Some 8.30am starts will be required at the weekends.

If you are interested in an informal conversation about the role please contact

Craig Irving, Operations Manager on 01751 417367.


How to apply

1. Complete the online application form at

2. Complete the Diversity Monitoring form

3. Send all documents by the closing date to Craig Irving at:


or by post or by hand to:

Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton le Hole

North Yorkshire

YO62 6UA


Application deadline – Midnight on Sunday 20 January

Interviews – likely to be held on Friday 25 January (please indicate in your application if you are unavailable that day).

Applicants invited to interview will be informed by Monday 21 January.

Shifts will commence in mid to late February, with the possibility of some training days in advance. This is a temporary contract until late November 2019.

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