Work with us
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.
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.
To apply, please complete a Fairfax House Application Form, available on the right along with the full job description, and send with your CV and a covering letter highlighting how you match the knowledge, experience and skills requirements of the role.
Completed applications should be sent to Thomas Jacobs, House Steward: email@example.com
Please ensure you complete the Equal Opportunities Form.
Applications should arrive by Friday 18th October, at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on Friday 25th October 2019.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by telephone.