Vacancies

Would you like to be part of the team at one of the world's leading military museums?

Over 200,000 people visit the Tank Museum every year where we bring the history of tanks and tank crew to life... Supported by the world’s best collection of tanks & action packed live displays. Our staff play a vital role in ensuring each and every one of them has a memorable and enjoyable visit.

Current Opportunities:

Museum Warden

40 hours per week (5 out of 7 days to include weekend and bank holidays)

£7.53 per hour (permanent role)

Are you a people person?

As a Museum Warden you will play a crucial part in enhancing the visitor experience on the Museum floor through personal interaction and by interpreting the exhibits while maintaining visitor safety and security.

Although full training will be provided, clear, confident communication skills are required for this role. Successful candidate will have an interest in military history, be service orientated, enthusiastic, reliable, smart in appearance, a team player and be able to act on their own initiative.

Closing date 10th July 2017

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Maintenance & Display Fleet Manager

Full Time

Permanent

Salary: £27,540 per annum

Over 200,000 people visit the Tank Museum every year where we bring the history of tanks and tank crew to life. This is a fabulous opportunity to work for The Tank Museum as the Display Fleet Manager where you will be responsible for the management of the running display fleet of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles used for holiday activity displays, special events and vehicle rides. You will work closely alongside the Restoration Manager responsible for the overhaul, conservation and restoration of the museum’s historic tank collection.

This is a an exciting opportunity to join the Tank Museum at a time of rapid growth and development where, as the Display Fleet Manager, you will play an important role in leading and developing  a team of technicians with regards to maintenance, servicing and repairs of the running fleet. Ensuring vehicles are maintained to a high standard of safety and operation.

You will have experience of managing a team in a workshop or similar environment, with hands-on engineering skills. Qualified to degree level or relevant qualification. You will be able to work in a fast paced environment with a strong team ethic and high level of organisational experience and skills.

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Visitor Services Assistant

Zero hour contract (variable hours throughout the busy summer season to include some weekend working).

Must be 18 years or over

As a visitor services assistant you will be putting your excellent people skills to the best possible use. You will be selling admission tickets and retail merchandise, promoting membership and gift aid – helping us to meet our targets, but most importantly you will be welcoming our visitors warmly.

Experience in customer service and sales would be an advantage but more importantly you’ll love working with people of all ages, have bags of enthusiasm, and will always strive to make a good impression.

You will need to be practical and hands-on with excellent communication skills and to be comfortable working as part of a team. Cash handling skills are also required.

We believe that our visitors deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing visitor experience they’ll never forget. 

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Catering Assistants

Variable contracts available to cover the busy seasonal periods within the Tank Museum Catering outlets.

25 and over - £7.50 per hour

18-24 - £7.20

Under 18 - £6.02

As a Catering Assistant you will be undertaking general kitchen and restaurant duties to support the catering team in delivering the highest standards of food service and the best possible visitor experience.

No previous experience necessary but enthusiasm with the ability to deliver excellent customer service will be required. Full training will be given.

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Operation Assistants

Zero hours fixed term contracts available to cover the busy seasonal periods at The Tank Museum.

25 and over - £7.50 per hour

18-24 - £7.20

Under 18 - £6.02

As an Operations Assistant you will be supporting the operations and events team in the set-up of events and car parking.

No experience necessary but flexibility and enthusiasm will be required together with a good physical ability. Full training will be given.


Chef

Salary depending on experience

Permanent contract 40 hours per week (5 out of 7 to include some weekend working)

All the pace and buzz of a busy restaurant without the split shifts and evening work. We’ve come a long way over the decades and today we offer so much more than pie and chips. Last year alone we generated over £180,000 pounds of profit for the organisation.

As a chef, in our newly refurbished restaurant, you will help be supporting the Head Chef and Catering Manager to raise the bar even higher in The Tank Museum restaurants and catering outlets. You’ll be, delivering an excellent service. From delicious home-made cakes to fine lunches and event and function catering, challenge and variety will always be on the menu with a career in catering at The Tank Museum.

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Cleaner

£7.50 per hour

10 hours per week 7:45 am – 9:45 am 5 out of 7 days

The Tank Museum requires a cleaner to service the restaurant area prior to the opening of the Museum in the morning. As a cleaner you will be helping to support the Catering Team in delivering the highest standard of cleanliness in our newly refurbished restaurant.

No experience necessary as full training will be given.



To Make Your Application:

To apply for any of the positions above, there is a requirement to complete The Tank Museum application form below and return it to recruitment@tankmuseum.org. CVs only accepted in support of your completed application form.
 
Due to the large number of applications we usually receive, it is not possible to write to you should you not be shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Download application form here.


Staff may be subject to a CRB check on appointment.


Apprenticeships at The Tank Museum:

Over 200,000 people visit the Tank Museum every year where we bring the history of tanks and tank crew to life. Supported by the world’s best collection of tanks and action packed live displays. Our staff play a vital role in ensuring each and every one of them has a memorable and enjoyable visit.

Current Opportunities:

Visitor Services Assistant

Working in our busy admissions and shop you will gain experience in customer service and retail merchandising.

Download Job Role Profile here.


Catering/Front of House Assistant

As a part of the Museum restaurant team you will be able to gain valuable experience in all aspects of working in a busy kitchen together with front of house and customer service skills.

Download Job Role Profile here.


Register Your Interest:
With the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications at Weymouth College. If you are between the age of 16- 24 and would like further details and to register an interest please write or email to: Suzanne Large, HR Officer, The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG, recruitment@tankmuseum.org.