Association of British Orchestras

Welcome Desk Assistant (Weekends)

Royal College of Music £24,089 - £26,278 per annum, pro rata Closing date 30 August 2021
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2021 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, and top in Europe for second year running.

The College also holds a designated collection of over 15,000 historical musical instruments, portraits of musicians, early prints and drawings related to the history of British and European music. Part of the collection is on display in a new gallery, recently redeveloped with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and open to the public six days a week.

We are looking for a friendly and efficient person to welcome visitors upon arrival, support an enjoyable visitor experience and help running the gallery and the small annexed shop, usually with the help of volunteers.

As our ideal candidate
You should be a friendly and welcoming person.
You should be fluent in English and able to engage at an elementary level with visitors coming from abroad.
You will be confident in having primary responsibility in the invigilation of a museum gallery.
You will be able to work collaboratively, alternating relatively quiet moments with times of increased pressure.
You will be able to deal in a friendly, but firm manner with unexpected situations that might arise in the Museum.
You will be passionate about music and musical heritage.

This post is offered on a part-time (0.4FTE), fixed term (12 months) basis and is immediately available.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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