Casual Museum and Visitor Services Assistant – Café

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: AUG20227995

Job details


Portsmouth City Museum

Job type

Variable Hours, Casual


£10 - £11 Per Hour

Closing date

4 September 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

This is a casual role working in Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery’s small café and the post holder will need to have experience of working in a catering environment. It is also important that the successful post holder has a real interest in our museums and the experiences they offer to visitors.

The café is open Tuesday to Sunday every week, we are looking for a number of casual staff to work a range of shifts/hours.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have excellent customer care skills to welcome and engage the customer and encourage repeat visits.  You will have practical and relevant experience of working in a busy, cafe-style environment.  You will also have the ability to follow instructions, i.e. menus, recipes, guidelines, Codes of Practice. (For example: Health & Safety and Hygiene Practices).


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

If you would like to know more about this post before applying, please contact

Please note – we will interview as soon as we have received a good standard of applications and may close the advert early than advertised if we find the right people – so apply now!

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.