Join the Cathedral Team


Wells Cathedral is not just a building, but a thriving community of clergy, staff, and volunteers. Together they work to support the Cathedral’s mission, care for its fabric, and provide welcome and hospitality for all who enter through its doors.


Current Vacancies are listed below, and further details about each role can be found in the accompanying Information Packs. If you think you have the skills and experience outlined, please do apply; we would love to hear from you.


Contact details for relevant members of the Cathedral team can be found in the Information Packs, should you have any further queries. Wells Cathedral’s Job Applicant Privacy Notice can be downloaded here.

Director of Music

The Chapter of Wells Cathedral is seeking a Director of Music to deliver a world-class, engaging, and exciting musical offering, and to ensure the development and flourishing of its excellent Choir. The next Director will:

  • Direct the team to create an inspirational and attractive musical offering in this very special place
  • Work with colleagues to enrich the mission and liturgical life of the Cathedral
  • Seek out opportunities to connect and promote musical outreach in creative ways

For further details and to apply, please see the documents below:

Information Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing Date: Tuesday 9 January 2024, 10.00 a.m.
Shortlisting: Thursday 11 January 2024
Interviews: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January 2024

Schola Cantorum

Open Applications |  c.10 services per annum
Join a group of experienced professional and semi-professional sopranos who sing in Wells Cathedral alongside the Vicars Choral of the Cathedral Choir on an occasional basis throughout the year.
Email to find out more or arrange an audition. (Applicants must be aged 18 or over)

Deputy Vicars Choral

Open Applications
Wells Cathedral Choir is seeking Altos (male or female), Tenors, and Basses to join its list of deputies. Are you an experience choral singer with good sight-reading skills, who would enjoy singing in a world-renowned choir on an ad-hoc basis, we would be delighted to hear from you. Addition to the dep-list is via a short, informal audition, and is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please email for more information, or to arrange an audition. (Applicants must be aged 18 or over)

Front-of-House Catering Assistant

Permanent |  4.5-35 hours per week
Wells Cathedral Catering have a number of opportunities for Front-of-House Catering Assistants to join the Cathedral Catering Services. You will work alongside the Catering team to provide an exceptional customer experience for visitors to the Cathedral Café.
More information can be found  in the Information Pack below, including a full job description, person specification, and details about how to apply for the role.
Information Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Application Deadline: N.A.

Wells Cathedral Café Staff


The internationally renowned Wells Cathedral Choir is looking for boys and girls in current school years 3 and 4 to become Choristers from September 2023.
Choristers receive a world class musical education singing in one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England. All Choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School, for which scholarships and additional bursaries are available to assist with fees.

In the first instance, potential Choristers do not need any sophisticated musical training, but a clear voice with good high notes and a good musical ear. For more information and to arrange an informal audition, please telephone 01749 834213 or e-mail

“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.


Volunteer Cathedral Welcomers and Duty Welcomers

We are currently recruiting for Cathedral Welcomers. Roles are voluntary and can be a one or two hour commitment.
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.
Skills required:

  • Friendly and enjoy engaging with the public
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Happy to work alone or in a team.

Enquiries to: Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
Telephone: 01749 832217 or 01749 674483 ext. 3001

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