Jobs & Vacancies

Please see below for our latest vacancies - both voluntary and paid. In addition to these roles, we are always looking for volunteers to join our team. To find out more about volunteering at the Abbey, please click here.

Visitor Experience Assistant and Tour Guide

Bath Abbey is actively seeking Visitor Experience Assistant and Tour Guides who will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the day to day, on site visitor experience at Bath Abbey by delivering a 5-star service including delivering high-quality guided tours of the Abbey and the Tower.

Salary:                   £10.88 per hour

Hours:                   Hours will include weekdays, regular weekends (3 out of 4 on rota’d basis), bank holidays, and occasional evening work

Contract:             Zero hours

For more information, including a full job description and how to apply please click here.

 

Operations Assistant

Bath Abbey is actively seeking an Operations Assistant who will be a key member of the Bath Abbey Operations Team responsible for the smooth and effective operation, maintenance and cleanliness of Bath Abbey, its buildings and events taking place in the Abbey.

Full-Time             40 hours per week over 7 days (regular weekend working / occasional evening work)

Salary                  £22, 0000 pa plus holiday / additional benefits

Contract              Permanent

For more information, including a full job description and how to apply please click here.

 

Bath Abbey Assistant Organist

 

We are looking for a professional musician to act as principal accompanist for the Abbey choir at all events and be main director of our two other choirs.

As a key member of our music department, you will be the principal accompanist for our Abbey choir at all events including services, broadcasts, recordings and concerts.  You will also occasionally direct the Abbey choir and be main director of the Melody Makers, the Abbey’s youngest choir (aged 6-11) and the Chamber Choir.

Whilst the role is part time, 24 hours a week during term time (38 weeks), plus 5 hours for 6 weeks during academic holidays, there is the possibility of a part-time Music Assistant role at Kingswood School, working for up to 16.5 hours during term times (34 weeks), for which single accommodation may be available.   Whilst the role at Kingswood can be tailored to fit the skills and aspirations of the postholder, it is likely to include working in support of the Music Department in all aspect of its work, including individual and classroom support, to promote organ playing and choral music throughout the School Foundation and to contribute to the co-curricular music programme.

For more information, including full job descriptions for the role at Bath Abbey and Kingswood School, salary information, and how to apply, please see the documents below:

Closing date for application: Friday 3 February 2023, 5pm.

Interviews and auditions will take place on Monday 20 February 2023.

Monumental Lives: Project Officer

Bath Abbey seeks to recruit a freelance Project Officer on a three month contract to help us publish a catalogue of our memorials, creating an accessible and exciting new online resource. 

Bath Abbey’s collection of wall tablets and gravestones is one of the largest in the country. The Monumental Lives project, working in partnership with CommunitySites heritage consultancy (https://www.communitysites.co.uk/) will publish a detailed catalogue of these memorials on a website. Over the last five years, a group of volunteers has researched the life stories of many people commemorated in the Abbey, compiling over 300 biographies. The list of memorials and biographies will be an important and useful resource for the Abbey and wider community.

If you like organising information, you're good with detail, and you would enjoy working with our enthusiastic group of research volunteers, do consider applying.  Commitment and enthusiasm plus transferable skills will count for a lot when we assess applications.

We are committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or social background of each person to ensure that they fulfil their potential within a proactive, caring and loving environment. 

For further information or to apply, contact archives@bathabbey.org

Jobdescription: MonumentalLivesProjectOfficerJan23

Closing date for applications: 15th February 2023

Interview date: 1st-3rd March 2023 

 

Deputy Lay Clerks

Bath Abbey Choir is looking for deputy Lay Clerks. The Abbey has 12 Lay Clerks who sing the alto, tenor and bass part in the Abbey choirs and support our boys and girls choristers who sing the treble part. Singers need to have some experience singing chorally, and be confident sight-readers.

In recent months there have been opportunities for our deputy Lay Clerks to accompany the choir on tour and take part in concerts, recording and broadcasts. Deputy Lay Clerks get the opportunity to be associated with the Abbey’s excellent music making in this building, with its fine acoustics and world famous Klais organ.

Bath Abbey takes safeguarding seriously therefore as part of our Safer Recruitment process applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance check and the relevant Safeguarding training.

For further information, please contact Huw Williams, Director of Music hwilliams@bathabbey.org

Volunteering

Volunteer Role: Choir Chaperones

Would you like to support the future of music at Bath Abbey? We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with welcoming, accompanying and safeguarding the children in the boys’ and girls’ choirs. To view a full description of what’s involved, please click here.

Volunteer Role: Learning Volunteer

Learning volunteers make students of all ages feel welcome, guiding them through activities created by our Learning Officer on a range of topics involving the Abbey’s history, including its Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Tudor and Georgian past.

You’ll be based in and around our brand new Learning Room on weekdays, and as part of this new team you’ll be shaping its future for years to come.

To view the full role description, please click here.

Volunteer Role: Welcomer

Welcome volunteers at the Bath Abbey support the work of the Visitor Experience team, by providing a warm, friendly and sensitive welcome to all who enter the Abbey. Welcomers are the first faces a visitor will see. They give brief initial information to visitors, and accept entry donations.

To view the full role description, please click here.

For further information, or to discuss your interest in this role, please contact: visits@bathabbey.org or call 01225 303315

Volunteer Role: Steward

Stewards make visitors from around the world feel at home in the Abbey, by answering questions about the history, architecture and religious nature of the Abbey, or the City of Bath and sometimes, just by having a chat with someone who will appreciate For details of the full jopb description and how to apply, it.

It’s a varied volunteer opportunity where you might also be asked to help a person in need - by finding one of the Chaplains for a quiet talk, or to be the eyes of the Bath Abbey team with regard to simple housekeeping tasks and health and safety.

To view the full role description, please click here.

For further information, or to discuss your interest in this role, please contact: visits@bathabbey.org or call 01225 303315

Volunteer Role: Visitor Research Volunteer

Visitor Research Volunteers support the work of Bath Abbey by collecting information about our visitors and gather feedback on their experience. This helps us better understand who our visitors are, why they come and how we can improve our visitor experience.

This role is based in the Abbey and focuses on engaging with visitors at the end of their visit. Volunteers are provided with a visitor survey, either on paper or an iPad, and actively encourage visitors to complete it. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.

To view the full role description, please click here.

For further information, or to discuss your interest in these roles, please contact: visits@bathabbey.org or call 01225 303315