Jobs and volunteering at the Bronte Parsonage Museum

Jobs and volunteering at the Bronte Parsonage Museum

If you would like to work at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, then this is the page to bookmark. We advertise all our upcoming positions here.

Current Salary:                                  £8.45 per hour
Post Details:                                      Permanent Full Time (37.5hrs)
Closing Date for Applications:            Sunday 6 May, 2018
Scheduled Interview Date:                 Friday 11 May, 2018
The Brontë Society is recruiting for a Deputy Retail Manager to join the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s successful and friendly museum shop team to provide a high level of customer service to visitors as well as helping to maximise sales. The Deputy Retail Manager will deputise for the Retail Manager, managing the retail operations in her absence which will include deployment and supervision of Retail Assistants.

The Museum attracts nearly 100,000 visitors a year so the ideal candidate will have some previous experience in working in a retail/customer facing role and also be a confident communicator with a friendly manner who enjoys assisting people in a busy visitor based environment.

We are seeking an individual who can be ambassadors for our brand and the values it represents and an interest in literature, heritage and history would be an advantage.

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

Applicants should forward a CV together with a covering statement of how their skills and experience match the requirements of the job description and the person specification.  
The Job Description and Person Specification is available to download from this website or by contacting the Management Support Officer at or DD 01535 640194.
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.