Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Senior Organ Scholar (Second Assistant)

Wells Cathedral is seeking to appoint a Senior Organ Scholar (Second Assistant) from September 2015. Applicants for the post are normally expected to be in sympathy with the Church of England. However, those who fall outside this category but are interested in applying for the position are most welcome to do so and are invited to discuss the matter further with the Precentor at interview. Applications are welcome from pre- and post-university candidates.

More information and a job description can be downloaded here.

Countertenor Choral Scholarship (from September 2015)

Wells Cathedral Choir was hailed recently by an international jury from Gramophone Magazine as the greatest choir with children in the world, and the sixth greatest overall. The choir celebrated its 1100th birthday in 2009: boys first sang at Wells Cathedral in 909 and the full choral tradition dates back over 800 years. In 1994 the choral foundation at Wells was enriched by the addition of girl choristers. Today the choir consists of eighteen boy choristers, eighteen girl choristers and twelve Vicars Choral (the men of the choir). The boys and girls usually sing separately with the Vicars Choral but occasionally come together for larger events and tours.

More information and a job description can be downloaded here.

Summer casual staff needed in our Cathedral café!

Do you fancy helping us out during the summer here at the Cathedral café.  We need some casual staff to work occasionally both in the Café and on the Cathedral Green selling Ice Cream in the sunshine.  Working days will vary – but likely hours are 11.00 till 3.30pm.  Why not come and be part of the friendly team and earn some money in the process.

If the forecast is good for Easter we will be selling Ice Cream – so early April could be the start of something a bit different for you !

For more details please email [email protected]

Tenor Vicar Choral

from September 2015 (or earlier, by arrangement)

Applications are invited from experienced singers. Free housing in the beautiful Mediaeval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.

Download more details for our Tenor Vicar Choral vacancy by clicking here.

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]


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Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers.

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.


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 the Visits & Volunteers Co-ordinator on 01749 674483 or email [email protected]

Training and support is given.