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Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working at Waddesdon. See what positions are available below and find job description details.

Conservation Assistant (Outdoor)

As a member of the Collection conservation team, the Outdoor Conservation Assistant is responsible for the routine care, cleaning and conservation of the Collection and its contents both inside and outdoors to National Trust standards. This primarily involves the cleaning and care of the outdoor statue collection during the open season and assisting with the conservation cleaning of the historic showrooms in the open and closed season.

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Closing date:  Fri 12 May.

Inventory Co-ordinator (nine month post)

As Inventory Co-ordinator your role will be to ensure that there is an up-to-date, core record of all objects and chattels in our care.

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Closing date: Fri 12 May.

Sales Assistant (full-time)

We are currently looking for a sales assistant to work in our exciting and new exhibition shop in Waddesdon Manor’s Coach House.

Do you have luxury retail experience? Are you interested in fashion and art? Are you self-motivated and responsible? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Contract from beginning of June to end of October 2017, working Wednesday to Sunday.

If you are interested in this role please send a CV and accompanying letter to bonnie.bennett@waddesdon.org.uk

Gallery Assistant (seasonal role)

We are looking for seasonal Gallery Assistants working within our forthcoming Creatures and Creatures exhibition to ensure the security of the works on display and to provide the highest standard of care to visitors. You will be responsible for opening and closing the exhibition space daily and maintaining presentation standards, ensuring security of the exhibition by supervising visitors within the space and making sure the works are not touched. You will be the main point of contact with whom the visitors will interact when inside the exhibition space and therefore this role is vital in creating a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, enabling visitors to enjoy the experience.

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If you are interested in this role please send a CV and accompanying letter to francesca.page-smith@waddesdon.org.uk

Collection Security Assistant (seasonal role)

This new seasonal role is primarily responsible for ensuring that the House and Collection is secured against theft and/or vandalism when open to the general public. You’ll work closely with the Visitor Engagement Manager and the Security & Transport Manager to ensure our security policy and procedures are followed and enacted within the Collection. You will also be a visitor-facing person within the Security Deparment and engage with visitors and other invited guests with courtesy and professionalism.

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If you are interested in this role please send a CV and accompanying letter to francesca.page-smith@waddesdon.org.uk

Weekend Visitor Services Assistant

The Visitor Services Assistant (VSA) team work with the Visitor Experience Manager to provide the highest standard of care to visitors. We are looking for individuals to join our team at the weekend. The VSAs are the first people that our visitors interact with, and their role is therefore vital in creating a friendly, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, enabling visitors to enjoy their day.

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If you are interested in this position please send your CV and accompanying letter to hannah.walker@nationaltrust.org.uk

Waiting Staff

We are looking for waiting staff to serve a variety of functions and events from Weddings to Conferences at the Dairy and the Five Arrows Hotel on the Waddesdon Estate. Duties may include bar work, waiting and clearing tables and room set ups. Full training will be given. Hours are flexible and can be evenings, weekends or weekdays.

If you’re passionate about food and drink, and enthusiastic about delivering great hospitality, please send your CV to cristian.spalanzino@nationaltrust.org.uk

Applicants must be 16 and over.

Estate Security Officer

We are looking for a new Estate Security Officer to join our team, with responsibility for the safety of the collections, buildings and people associated with the Manor. If you are interested in a career in security and have a full driving licence then this could be the job for you. Previous security experience would be an advantage but full training will be given.

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Commis Chef

We need a new Commis Chef to assist the Head Chef in implementing all aspects of food policy in the Five Arrows, our 16-bedroomed hotel situated at the entrance of Waddesdon Manor.

Main responsibilities include preparing and producing food for the hotel’s restaurant and for special events and weddings; assisting with hygiene and deliveries; setting good examples of working practice, waste management and equipment usage; and an awareness of budgets, expenditure and costs.

There is  a room available to rent if required.

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Pastry Chef

We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to join us as we launch our very own Treaterie.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for pastry to really learn about establishing a new restaurant.

Download the Pastry Chef role profile PDF