Brogdale Collections charity host a season of summer events to celebrate all the fruit harvests of the National Fruit Collection.
We are looking for confident and enthusiastic events staff to help deliver the best possible experience for our visitors across our customer facing areas. These will include office administration, dealing with customer enquiries, event set up and close down, stewarding public areas, fruit picking and fruit packing all within the National Fruit Collections.
Experience in public events, hospitality or fruit harvests.
Competent in Microsoft Office suite.
Good public relations and networking skills.
Clean drivers full licence.
Excellent English literacy skills and ability to articulate self.
Able to work both in a team and individually.
To be considered for the position, please send a CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
So you want to be a Brogdale Guide?
As a guide at The National Fruit Collection you will work in a fabulous and fascinating environment, meeting and enjoying the company of many delightful and interesting visitors.
You will show visitors around parts of the collections as appropriate for the season and interests of the visitors. In so doing you will explain some of the background, history and geography of the NFC, what it is, why we have such collections and who looks after it.
In a typical tour you will visit areas of interest-perhaps some in full blossom early in the season or with ripe fruit to taste later on. Aspects of some fruit growing, such as choice of rootstock, pruning and spraying, are often discussed in more or less detail. On the tour it is usual to visit and consider aspects of modern and heritage varieties.
The guides at Brogdale come from many backgrounds. The range includes some who have spent their lives in the fruit growing industry to enthusiastic amateurs from many walks of life. What they have in common is a passion for the NFC and its aims. None of them can know everything but there is a willingness to keep learning and to share their knowledge and expertise. Indeed, an important part of a new guides induction is to join a guide as he/she conducts visitors on tours around the collections.
If you want to get involved with supporting the work Brogdale Collections does then we want to hear from you!
Please send a CV and covering letter to: email@example.com