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,  The closing date for applications is 23 February 2020.

Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be given.  Please note that public transport to and from Wanlockhead is limited.

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.

Business Support Manager (6-10 hours per week) – Working closely with the Visitor Services Officer and the Trustees the Business Support Manager  will oversee specified aspects of administrative coordination and logistics for the Museum to ensure compliance with WMT policies and procedures.  The Business Support Manager’s primary role is to perform a variety of administrative, clerical and office duties.  The post requires a high level of respect for confidential processes and documents held by the Trust.

Duty Manager/Reception Staff – As a Duty Manager/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 the safe and efficient day to day management of the museum, processing visitor admissions and retail sales in the museum shop where you will also ensure adequate stock levels are maintained.

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.

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 and is an equal opportunities employer.


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 can 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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