Working for Weald & Downland

Thank you for your interest in working for the Museum. Extraordinary buildings, fascinating artefacts, glorious surroundings and friendly, dedicated people – the Weald & Downland Living Museum is a unique and incredibly rewarding place to work.

Current Job Opportunities

Warden | Summer day rate £100.87  | Variable

We are expanding our dedicated team of Wardens at the Museum and are looking for dedicated individuals with a keen eye for promoting the best practice of Health and Safety across the Museum’s vast 40-acre site. The successful candidate will be the main point of contact for all departments regarding first aid, security and car parking. Responsibilities also include preparing the site for visitors, and assisting with the daily activities and tasks to run the Museum’s attractions smoothly.  Please see the job specification for details. To enquire further or to apply, please email [email protected].


Marketing Assistant | Part Time

The Museum has an incredibly exciting future and are focussing on our marketing strategy to communicate this and to document our progress. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in marketing at a junior level or have recently completed a qualification related to marketing. They will be enthusiastic, have an eye for detail, be passionate about marketing over social media, and be flexible with their time in order to assist with occasional weekend work to record our action-packed events. Training and development will be provided with the possibility of certified courses to aid your professional development. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity please forward your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

View the Marketing Assistant job description here.


Site Maintenance Trainee

We have an exciting trainee position for an individual looking to embark on a career in rural site maintenance. In the beautiful setting of the Museum, this role offers full training and the chance to enrol in related courses to develop your professional knowledgebase and skill set.

View the full job description here.


Part-time and seasonal customer-facing roles

The Museum’s new visitor centre opens this month, and we are looking to recruit for a number of part-time and seasonal roles.

Catering opportunities

The Museum will open a brand new 80-seater café this Summer and we are seeking a number of experienced catering staff for this exciting new waterside eaterie.

If you are passionate about food and service, enjoy meeting people and have a happy disposition, are flexible in your duties, work well under pressure, fastidious when it comes to cleanliness, are honest, trustworthy & utterly reliable then you could be who we’ve been looking for.

Positions include;

  • Catering Supervisor –  Seasonal
  • Catering Service Assistants – Full Time, Variable, and Seasonal positions
  • Chef de Partie – Full Time
  • Kitchen Porter/assistants – Variable and seasonal

Previous experience is essential for all full-time positions and desirable for others

Interested? Then send your CV to us at [email protected] (or to the address below) stating the position(s) for which are applying.


Retails and Events Opportunities

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in working in a customer-facing environment supporting our Retail and Events teams.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, with a letter indicating your preferred area of work, to [email protected].


To apply by post

Please send your CV and covering letter, indicating your preferred area of work, to:

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Town Lane
West Sussex
P018 0EU