Seasonal Kew Host
Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Anonymous
Location: Kew Palace
Salary: £11.66 per hour
Job Type: Seasonal Contract, 5th April - 29th September 2019
Hours: 09.45 - 17.45, 5 days a week
Closing Date: 30th January 2019
The company manage four unique sites at Kew Gardens, including Kew Palace, the Royal Kitchens, and the recently restored, iconic, Great Pagoda. Telling the story of Georgian royal life at Kew, these places draw visitors from across the world. Bring their colourful history to life, and you will ensure they leave spellbound.
Posted in one of the locations at Kew you will be enthusiastic, welcoming, engaging and knowledgeable, with a talent for bringing the stories and characters of royal Kew to life. Tasks will be as diverse as conducting tours of the Palace, selling tickets to the Great Pagoda, or promoting the membership scheme. Security is also of great importance and you will keep a close eye on the buildings and contents. However, beyond all else the role demands a positive attitude, an exceptional level of customer service and the ability to use your initiative, whilst working in a close-knit team.
An interest in history is important as well as the ability to provide excellent customer service.
Candidates will also be required to perform emergency duties including evacuating visitors from a nine-storey tower (the Pagoda) without access to lifts.
They are open from 5th April - 29th September 2019.
There will be an induction from 25th March - 3rd April 2019 where we will give you all the training you need.
They expect all candidates to be available for the whole period March - October 2019.
Full time opportunities will involve working five days out of seven, on a roster which will include weekends and Bank Holidays. Part time hours will be also be available.
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
Please click on the APPLY button and you will be redirected to the company's website where you can submit your CV.
Candidates with experience of: Seasonal Event Support, Seasonal Support, Visitors Centre Assistant, Summer Temp, Temporary Assistant, Customer Care, Customer Service, Customer Care Team, Admissions, Admissions Supervisor, Historic, Sales, Customer Service, Heritage Assistant, Customer Support, Customer Service Assistant, may also be considered for this role