Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Archivist

Salary: £9,000 per annum based on 14 hours a week

Wells Cathedral is seeking to recruit an experienced archivist, initially on an 18 month fixed-term contract.

The archivist will be responsible for undertaking the full range of professional duties connected with the day-to-day care and access of the collections. Project duties include reviewing and updating the archives policies, such as retention and disposal schedules and preparing data in Excel from the existing catalogues for migration into cataloguing software in the future.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced archivist used to dealing with large collections, and preferably have experience of working with the public and a commitment to public engagement.

To Apply:

Application forms, with a covering letter no more than one side of A4 describing what attracts you to this role, your experience and how it relates to the opportunities and challenges presented by this position, should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG

Copies of our Archivist Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Closing Date:      21 October 2016 at midday

Interviews:          17 November 2016

General Catering Assistant/Supervisor

Average of 22.5 hours per week, Wednesday – Sunday

Salary: competitive salary

Wells Cathedral café is looking for a General Assistant to join our busy team, undertaking a variety of tasks whilst delivering excellent customer service. Part of the role will involve acting up for specific shifts as Café Supervisor where you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the day to day operation of the café to the highest possible standards.

You will be a reliable, self-starter, able to work effectively as part of a busy team. You will have good organisational skills, able to handle busy service periods and should be able to anticipate problems before they occur. You will be responsible for the supervision of staff when you are working a shift as Café Supervisor therefore previous experience of managing staff is essential.

To Apply:

Application forms should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG

Copies of our Application PackApplication Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Closing Date: 12pm on 28 September 2016

Visitor Services Assistant

4 hours per week, normally Sundays

Salary: national minimum wage

We are recruiting for a Visitor Services Assistant to join our Retail & Visitor Services team working in both our retail outlets and visitor entry/donation desk.  You will be responsible for providing excellent customer service to visitors and acting as an ambassador for the Cathedral.

To Apply:

Application forms should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG

Copies of our Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Closing Date: 12pm on 30 September 2016

Vacancies for Countertenor, Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars

from September 2017

Free housing in the beautiful medieval Vicars’ Close, with a generous scholarship, extra fees package, and funding for singing lessons. Opportunities for work at Wells Cathedral School may be available.

Applications are welcome from experienced gap-year students or graduates. Copies of our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Closing date: Wednesday 14  September

Auditions: October

Enquiries to: Mr Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483  Email: [email protected]

Choristers

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Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers and we are particularly looking for children in current school years 3 to 5 to start in September 2017. We will be holding pre-auditions in November and December 2016 in advance of the main auditions in January.

Scholarships and additional bursaries for Wells Cathedral School, which all choristers attend, are available.

For more information, please telephone 01749 834213 or 01749 674483 or email [email protected]

“one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs” in “world-class form” Gramophone Magazine

Click here for more information about Wells Cathedral choristers.

Volunteers Needed

Do you like helping and meeting new people?

Can you spare a couple of hours a week or month?

We have various roles available, but primarily volunteers are needed to greet, welcome and offer help to visitors to Wells Cathedral.

Volunteer

If you or a friend would like to join the Wells Cathedral team of volunteers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information please contact our Volunteers Co-ordinator by email via [email protected], by telephone on 01749 674483 or by post to Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE.

Training and support is given.