Front of house/visitor services



Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Part time



Retail Assistant (Annualised: 988 hours)

Retail Assistant
Fixed term (1 year)
Part-time – Annualised: 988 hours
£12,458.68 per annum

Our purpose is to share the RAF story, past, present and future - using the stories of its people and our collections in order to engage, inform and inspire. Our Vision is to inspire everyone with the RAF story – the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

We have two public sites (London and Midlands) and a stored collection (Stafford). Our trading company and active fundraising supplement Grant in Aid which comes through the Ministry of Defence.

We are looking to recruit a retail assistant.

You will be part of a customer focused team working across both the museum’s retail outlet and admissions point. The ideal person for this position should have excellent customer service skills and the ability to promote and up-sell products, experiences, and activities to our visitors, have a friendly attitude and the ability to multi-task. You must be able to demonstrate ability to deliver exceptional visitor service, ensuring that the experience provided by The Royal Air Force Museum exceeds the expectations of all visitors and that they are delighted with our first-class service and connected with our compelling stories.

Based on an annualised contract, your total annual working hours will be equal to 988 hours. A working week will have a minimum of zero hours and a maximum of 35 hours. A working shift will normally be no less than 4 hours and no more than 7 hours. A normal working week will not exceed working 5 days out of 7. Actual weekly hours will depend on operational requirements. Standard hours will be between 9.30am and 5.30pm but are subject to change based on reasonable and timely operational requirements, including working regular weekends.

This role will be based at our London site.

To apply:

• Please download the full job description on our website at:

• Please provide your current CV with a supporting statement which provides specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the competencies in the person specification. Please note that the shortlisting process will give greater weighting to the essential technical competencies. Please send the completed documents to [email protected] with ‘Retail Assistant – 988 hours’ on the subject line.

• Closing date for applications: 22 February 2024

• Interviews will take on: 7 March 2024

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