Storyteller (Quarry Bank)

Type: Contract

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 09-Apr-23

Location: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA

Salary: £10.78 per hour

Storyteller (Quarry Bank)

Your role will be to provide an exceptional visitor experience through varying styles of storytelling and guided tours. This storytelling will celebrate the property’s ‘Spirit of Place’ and you will be able to engage and connect with audiences of all types and ages. You’ll be the face of our unique and bespoke experiences, bringing the story to life for our visitors. You’ll be part of a team of storytellers and volunteers working across the multiple venues on the property.

The current available position is working 408 hours across the year on a set working pattern. This working pattern is:

Summer hours (Feb half term-October half term) – Week 1: Sunday

Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday

Winter hours (November-Feb half term) – Week 1: Thursday

Week 2: Sunday

Interviews: 18th April 2023

Salary: £10.78 per hour

If you have any questions about this role please contact:

What it’s like to work here
This former cotton mill was built in 1784 and is one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites. The busy estate hosts many schools’ programmes and events, which help bring Quarry Bank’s fascinating story to life. This is an exciting opportunity to work in fast growing location and the team pride themselves on being dynamic, highly motivated and passionate people.

What you’ll be doing
As a Storyteller, you’ll bring the magic of this property alive. You’ll deliver guided tours and bespoke experiences with flair and theatre, be able to hold a space and engage with a mixed audience, ensuring visitors have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. You’ll be a charismatic storyteller, someone who enjoys working and interacting with people. It’s important that you’ve a keen interest in history, as well as experience of working with the public and especially children and young people.

You will be providing guided tours in costume to the public and in character to visiting school groups. In free flow spaces you will provide interesting and enlightening talks to visitors and be adaptable in answering their questions and engaging with their interests.

Along with a passion for providing the highest standards of customer service, you’ll also be able to inspire those around you with your passion and enthusiasm for our work.

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be:
Helpful & Friendly
Passionate about sharing history, heritage and nature
Customer focused with a positive attitude
Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
A team player, but also can work on your own initiative
and above all you’ll enjoy telling stories.