Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral
Visitor Services Assistant
- Part –time hours (weekend working will be required)
- Competitive rates of pay
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. This is a seven day a week business and therefore weekend working is required.
Closing Date for Applications: 12pm on Friday 20th October 2017
To Apply: Application Forms should be returned to Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG
Tenor Vicar Choral
Applications are invited from experienced singers. Free housing in the beautiful medieval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.
Enquiries to: Mr Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
Telephone: 01749 674483
Vacancies for Countertenor, Tenor and Bass Scholars
Posts run from September 2018 and includes 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.
Closing date for applications: Friday 15 September 2017
Auditions: Monday 25 September 2017
For full details please contact: Mr Matthew Owens, Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
Telephone: 01749 674483 or email: email@example.com
Unique opportunity for boys to train as choristers at Wells Cathedral!
The internationally renowned Wells Cathedral Choir is looking for boys in current school years 3 and 4 to become choristers from September 2017.
The choir has a long, impressive history, having been formed over 1,100 years ago before the current medieval Cathedral was built! Boy choristers have sung at Wells since 909, with the girls’ choir being introduced relatively recently in only 1994.
In 2011 the choir an international jury from Gramophone Magazine voted Wells Cathedral Choir the greatest choir with children in the world, and the sixth greatest overall.
The choir’s principal and most important responsibility is singing the services at the Cathedral. All choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School, for which scholarships and additional bursaries are available to assist with fees. Wells Cathedral School is one of the oldest schools in Europe, having been formed in 909 as a school for the Cathedral’s boy choristers. It is now one of the finest specialist musical schools in the country, and provides a first class academic education within its beautiful historic backdrop.
For more information and to arrange an informal audition, please telephone 01749 834213 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Volunteer Chaplains Needed!
Do you like meeting and helping new people? Could you offer one or two days a month?
Our Duty Chaplains, Licenced Readers and ordained members of the clergy are available to Cathedral visitors for pastoral counselling or conversation. They conduct short prayers at the clock on the hour and, if ordained, celebrate Holy Communion at 12.25pm on Tuesdays.
Duties are between 10am to 4pm on a rota basis throughout the Visitor Season (currently March-October) and a lunch voucher is provided.
If you would like to join the Wells Cathedral team of volunteers, we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information please contact the Cathedral’s Volunteer Coordinator on 01749 674483 or email us at email@example.com
Training and support is given. We look forward to hearing from you!
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 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs” in “world-class form” Gramophone Magazine
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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 our Volunteers Co-ordinator by email via email@example.com, by telephone on 01749 674483 or by post to Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE.
Training and support is given.