Summer Visitor Services, Tearoom and Sales Opportunities

We presently have seasonal vacancies for staff at the museum which operates between April and the end of September.

Application forms may be obtained by contacting the museum by email,, or by calling on 01659 74387. The closing date for applications is Friday 16 February 2018.

Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be given.

The Trust are fully flexible to meet the needs of the local community, so if you feel that you can work just a couple of hours a week that would be a valuable asset to the museum.

Museum Guides – As a Museum Guide you will accompany groups of all ages to visit our lead mine, miners’ cottages and library to provide cultural and historical information about the museum’s collection. Guides will be provided with full training, including shadowing sessions and support from museum staff. Guides will develop an extensive knowledge of mining life in Wanlockhead and surrounding areas.

Reception Staff – As a member of the reception team you will provide a welcoming environment for museum visitors, solving problems easily and maintaining visitor confidence. The primary duties include processing visitor admissions and retail sales in the museum shop where you will also ensure adequate stock levels are maintained.

Tearoom Staff – As a member of the tearoom staff you will take orders, prepare food, serve customers, wash up and clean whilst maintaining the required health and safety standards.


The Museum of Lead Mining provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to visit Scotland’s only mine open to the public. It operates as a not-for-profit charitable organisation.


We are a team who strive to deliver an exceptional visitor experience. We have visitors from around the world and as part of a vibrant team you will be making their experience special.


You are a team player who is able to work flexibly and effectively especially when the museum is busy. You will be able to engage with visitors and know how to create a customer experience that leaves them with a lasting and positive impression of their visit to our museum.

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