Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

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VACANCY FOR DIRECTOR OF SONG SQUAD

Wells Cathedral is seeking an inspirational and energetic choral director/animateur to lead Song Squad and Song Squad Minis. Wells Cathedral Song Squad is the Cathedral’s junior choir and is open to all children aged 7 to 11 (inclusive), who attend any school. Song Squad Minis is its counterpart for children aged 5 to 6 (inclusive). Rehearsals for Song Squad Minis are held on Tuesdays during term time from 4.30-5.00pm, with main Song Squad rehearsing from 5.00-6.00pm. The primary aim of both groups is to enjoy singing and have fun through music, although some of its membership may be working towards auditioning to be choristers in the Cathedral Choir. Song Squad performs at least three times a year, in Wells Cathedral, Wells Cathedral School, and further afield.

2 hours per week during Wells Cathedral School term time (usually 34 weeks)

Please download the Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Application forms and a CV should be sent in together with a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 describing what attracts you to this role.  Please returned to Debbie Jones via Debbie.Jones@wellscathedral.uk.net or by post to Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE.

Closing Date:   Friday 1 November 2019 (by 12 noon)

Shortlisting:  Monday 4 November 2019

Interview Date: In November (date to be advised)

VACANCY FOR A COUNTERTENOR VICAR CHORAL

Applications are invited from experienced singers. Rent-free housing in the beautiful medieval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.

Please download the Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Enquiries to:

The Revd Canon Nicholas Jepson- Biddle, Precentor

Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483  Email: musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

Volunteer Library Assistant

We’re looking for volunteer Library Assistants to supervise the use of the Cathedral’s Reading Room as a reference and study library and talk to visitors about its history and contents. We’re looking for people who can commit to two hour shifts from 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm, Monday to Saturday and ideally for people who enjoy engaging with members of the public.

Skills required

  • Excellent communication
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Happy to work in a team

To download a copy of the role description, click here.

Interested?

Enquiries to: Ruth Clacee-Rowe, Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483

Email: ruth.clacee-rowe@wellscathedral.uk.net

Volunteer Cathedral Welcomers and Duty Welcomers

We are currently recruiting for the roles of Cathedral Welcomer and Duty Welcomer. These are both voluntary roles.

Welcomers provide a warm, friendly and sensitive welcome to all who enter Wells Cathedral.  The role can include handing over an appropriate welcome leaflet, notifying visitors of guided tours and generally helping with directions.

The ideal volunteer is someone who is friendly, enjoys engaging with the public and has the ability to follow instruction, as well as being able to be flexible.

More details about the role are available in the role description which can be downloaded here.

Enquiries to: Ruth Clacee-Rowe, Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483

Email: ruth.clacee-rowe@wellscathedral.uk.net

Choristers

We are 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 admissions@wells.cathedral.school

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