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Retail Volunteer

Posted on: Friday 9 August
Posting no: 5372517319

Situated in the Soane Family's former Dining Room you will now find the shop of Sir John Soane's Museum. This dynamic space is filled with unique and exciting products inspired by the eclectic collection of Sir John Soane and aims to bring a special retail experience to our visitors.

About the role

We are seeking a volunteer to assist in the day-to-day running of the Sir John Soane's Museum shop during its most busy times to help maximise sales and profitability

In this role your duties will include:

Providing a warm welcome to our customers and helping them find what they are looking for
Operating the till and taking payments
Bagging purchases
Assisting with moving stock, pricing and labelling
Keeping the shop clean and tidy cleaning shelves etc.
This role would be perfect for someone who has a strong customer service ethic, a friendly and confident manner and is comfortable with cash handling and learning to operate a till. A smart appearance is essential and any previous shop floor experience would be highly desirable.

Benefits of volunteering with us

Join us at this exciting time and become an integral part of our team. You will meet a variety of people, make friends, learn new skills and experience the complexities of working in newly established museum shop. Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses will be paid; up to a maximum of £8 per day, you will also be given a discount in the Museum shop, and be invited to join specially organised volunteer talks and events at the Museum. Induction training will be given followed by role specific on-the-job training.

Time commitment

We ask for a minimum commitment of three months, consisting of a regular duty once a week, ideally between the hours of 1-5pm. The days we would most like help are (in order of preference): Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Thursday.

The Museum is open 10am-5pm Tuesday - Saturday all year round, but closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

How to apply

If you are interested, please complete a Volunteer Registration form ( and send it to: Vashti Sime, Volunteer Coordinator, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP or email

Contact the ad poster

 Contacts of a commercial nature will NOT be entertained
phone: SIR JOHN SOANES MUSEUM on 02074404251