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Garden Guide

Contract: Permanent, 22 hours per week (2 week rota)
Working pattern: Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
                                  Week 2 – Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Salary: £17,997 per annum fte (Actual Salary £10,700.92 per annum)

This role is based in York Museum Gardens, a distinctive green space in the city centre, containing both important plant specimens and the historic ruins of St Mary’s Abbey.

We are looking for a confident, friendly and proactive individual who can work as part of a small team. The key aspect of the role is responsibility for the safe use and security of the gardens and the enforcing of garden bylaws (e.g. no cycling, dogs must be on leads, discouraging anti-social behaviour). A keen interest in horticulture, history or archaeology is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with the public in a front of house role, and have excellent customer care skills. You must also be able to adapt to changing situations, enjoy working outdoors, happy to wear a body cam and be willing to assist the Garden Manager in Garden-related tasks.

As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to apply:

Please download the following documents:

Job Description
Application Form
Our Organisation

Application forms should be returned to us via email at:, or by post to: Recruitment, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR. Electronic applications forms should be submitted in a Word compatible format. (Please note that York Museums Trust cannot be held responsible for non-delivery or late receipt of postal applications).

CVs will not be accepted, and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.
If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion, as we are unable to respond to every applicant.

Dates to bear in mind:

The closing date for receipt of applications for is 9am Monday 28 October 2019
Interviews will be held in York on Wednesday 13 November 2019