Job vacancies at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and its associated attractions are advertised within these pages and externally in the relevant press. Please only apply for vacancies that are available as we are unable to reply to speculative letters.

  • Exciting opportunities for exceptional people…could this be you?
    Do you enjoy meeting new people and working in a team?
    Would you love to welcome visitors to the award-winning Mary Rose Museum?
    Are you keen to learn?

    We are recruiting a number of new museum volunteers to help us deliver consistently excellent customer service and interpretation to all our visitors in a friendly and varied team. As part of being a volunteer at the Mary Rose, we will ensure you receive fully training, be invited to monthly meetings, receive regular communication and updates, as well as being invited to social occasions.

    We need people to deliver an exceptional world class experience in a combination of the following:

    Welcome and Orientation – in the visitor reception and the museum
    Retail – assisting in our busy museum shop
    Galleries – telling the story of the Mary Rose, her crew and artefacts
    Events – enhancing the exceptional events we deliver
    Education – helping to deliver workshops to primary and secondary pupils
    Buggy driving – running a shuttle service from Victory Gate to the museum to assist visitors who may find the walk a little far

    If you are interested in volunteering or would like any more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Do you love Portsmouth and our Naval Heritage? Wooden boats?


    Could you tell visitors our Boathouse 4 story?


    Boathouse 4 has been restored and is now open as FREE attraction at the Historic Dockyard. We have a few openings on our team of enthusiastic volunteers.


    Here are some things you might enjoy:
    • Help with the conservation and restoration of small boats from the Portsmouth Naval Base’s collection, and also privately owned craft that come to us for repair or restoration.
    • Lead a daily tour of our workshop floor telling visitors about the work underway.
    • Tell our visitors about the significance and history of small boats in the Royal Navy and building boats in Boathouses 4,5,6, 7.
    • Demonstrate aspects of woodworking/boatbuilding or ropemaking to visitors. (We will train you!)
    • Help with our ‘hands-on’ activities and workshops for all ages

    We are attracting a new audience to the Dockyard with our FREE entry policy. All of our volunteer roles are involved with visitors so you should be comfortable speaking with people. You do not need to be an expert! Training will be given. Come along and join our dedicated team.


    Benefits: Free entry to Dockyard attractions (after 6 months), discount at Nauticalia and Historic Dockyard food concessions.
    Contact: Marian Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
    Boathouse 4/IBTC Portsmouth
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 023 92 816 741

  • LOVE NAVAL HISTORY? SHARE IT WITH US!
    Volunteer at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

    We have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to volunteer with the NMRN.


    We are looking for front of house volunteers to engage with our visitors across our unique and historic attractions, these include:

    · HMS Victory

    The world’s oldest commissioned warship, Lord Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

    · HMS M.33

    One of only 3 Royal Navy ships to survive from World War One, served at the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.

    · 36 HOURS: JUTLAND 1916 EXHIBITION (OPENS MAY 2016)

    Largest exhibition dedicated at the Battle of Jutland in the world

    · NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY GALLERIES

    Housed in two Grade I listed buildings displaying artefacts from the beginning of the Royal Navy to the modern day.


    We welcome all ages and backgrounds (18+) to volunteer in our ships and galleries.

    Volunteering with us is a great way to meet new people, developing new skills, gain experience and taken on new challenges

    Please click here to find out more

    If you’re interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

     

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    Boathouse 7 requires waiting staff to work in our busy cafeteria in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    Hours of work are predominately 9-5 including weekends, with some evening shifts.

    Overall purpose of the job


    Performing a variety of tasks associated with food service in a high volume cafe and delivering excellent customer service in the catering unit.
    Skills:
    • Enthusiasm to execute outstanding customer service
    • Communicate confidently with customer & exceeding visitor expectation
    • Ability to work within in a team and individually
    • Reliable/Flexibly
    • To complete unit specific tasks and sign off all associated paperwork
    • To attend team meetings as required
    • To operate the till in line with company operation and cash handling procedures
    • To maximize uptake and spend per head
    Experience preferred but not essential.

    If you think you are the person for the role in this busy, vibrant and friendly unit, we would like to hear from you.
    Please send your C.V along with a Covering Letter to :
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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    General Assistant required in the busy Mary Rose Cafe in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – Successful Candidate will be on a Casual Workers Agreement which is a Zero Hour Contract and be required to work in Busy Periods and School Holidays and Weekends


    Overall purpose of the job

    Performing a variety of tasks associated with coffee & food production and delivering excellent customer service in the catering unit.

    Skills:
    • Enthusiasm to execute outstanding customer service
    • Communicate confidently with customer & exceeding visitor expectation
    • Ability to work within in a team and individually
    • Reliable/Flexible – delivery of shifts
    • To deliver the highest levels of customer service in line with company standards
    • To complete unit specific tasks and sign off all associated paperwork
    • To attend team meetings as required
    • To operate the till in line with company operation and cash handling procedures
    • To maximize uptake and spend per head

    Experience preferred but not essential.


    If you think you are the person for the role in this busy, vibrant and friendly unit, we would like to hear from you.

    Please send your C.V along with a Covering Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.