Working at Fairfax House offers you the opportunity to join a small but dedicated team that love the diversity, challenges and special place that this historic townhouse is.

If you thrive on challenges and enjoy having a varied role that is fast moving and changing then why not join us and apply for our new Facilities Assistant vacancy? We’re looking for someone who particularly enjoys being hands-on, with a practical and adaptable approach and would relish the opportunity to work behind the scenes of this magnificent townhouse.

Find out more below, or for the full job description and application forms head over to our Work With Us page.




Part-time, 12-16 hours per week, £8.42 – £9.23 per hour.

Temporary to July 2020

As the Facilities Assistant you will assist with the myriad of tasks that are involved in keeping a historic house museum running smoothly. You will help give Fairfax House the care and attention it needs behind the scenes, to ensure the upkeep of one of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England.

Day-to-day tasks will vary greatly – the course of a working day could see you painting display stands one minute, setting up the Saloon for an event, or manning reception the next. You’ll turn your practical hand to all sorts of general upkeep activities and minor maintenance ensuring all our facilities are kept in good working order. You’ll also be asked to help with manual work such as moving furniture, unloading deliveries.

Public engagement is a key part of what we do at Fairfax House, and as Facilities Assistant you will help support the use of the property for events and special functions by helping set-up and clear period rooms and dismantle events equipment and furniture afterwards. As well as be asked on occasion to help with staffing the museum and events.

The post-holder will be a designated key holder and play a role in the alarm response team. This may involve answering alarm calls during closed hours. Full training on the emergency procedures will be given. Emergency procedures are in place to help to protect the key holder. Due to the key holder status of the post, applicants will be expected to live within 20 minutes of the property.



Applications should arrive by Sunday 27th October, at 12 noon.  Interviews will take place on Friday 31th October 2019.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by telephone.