Jobs and volunteering at the Bronte Parsonage Museum

Jobs and volunteering at the Bronte Parsonage Museum

Salary:                          £7.83 per hour (pay award pending)
Permanent Post:           22.5 hours to be flexibly worked over a seven day operation
Closing Date:                Wednesday 24 October, 2018
The Brontë Society is recruiting for a Museum Assistant to join the front-of-house team at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire.

The Museum attracts nearly 100,000 enthusiastic and knowledgeable visitors each year so we are seeking candidates to assist in the interpretation of the house and its priceless collection of Brontë artefacts. The Museum engages with audiences of all ages and back-grounds and the role of the front-of-house is to provide a proactive welcome and excellent customer service.  

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a customer facing environment, have confidence in dealing with challenging situations and demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a pleasant manner as part of a busy visitor experience team.

Please note that Brontë Parsonage Museum is a seven day a week operation, so the successful candidate will be required to undertake regular weekend and bank holiday hours, on a rotational basis, as well as support some evening events as and when they occur.

For further information on the role please download the Job Description and Person Specification  from our website at  or contact the Management Support Officer at or DD 01535 640194.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Applications should include a CV together with a covering statement of how your skills and experience match the above requirements. We also require contact details for two referees with preferably one being your most recent employer. (Referees must not be related to you).
Please forward applications to the Management Support Officer, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR, or email to        



Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Do you have free time that you would like to put to good use by helping visitors to the Brontë Parsonage Museum have an enjoyable experience? If the answer is 'Yes', you might consider becoming a Volunteer at the Museum.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum is an independent charity which runs a volunteer programme to supplement our Front of House staff and Learning Officer.  Our volunteers are an invaluable part of keeping the Museum running and get involved as Visitor Experience volunteers, or with delivering walks and talks as part of the Learning Team, or working with our volunteer gardening team. In general there is no minimum time you must give but as volunteer it would be beneficial to have regular involvement.

The Museum is open on a daily basis, throughout the full year, and is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Our visitor numbers are currently very high, particularly at the weekends, so we are very keen to hear from people who may be able to assist by volunteering some time on either a Saturday or a Sunday.

The Museum conducts quarterly intakes of volunteers and upon receipt of a Volunteer Application Form arrangements will be made for you to attend an introductory meeting with the Museum Manager or Learning Officer.  

All volunteering will take place at the Museum and reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with the Volunteer Policy 2016.

If you are interested in a volunteer role you can access a brief summary of the roles and an application form using the Download button. Alternatively you can email us here, or phone the Museum on 01535 642323.