Organisation: The Real Mary King’s Close

Salary: Starting rate of £11.44 per hour which can increase to £12.00 per hour following training completion.

Location: Edinburgh

Join our passionate team as a Storyteller at The Real Mary Kings Close.

The Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. On their fully guided tour, guests follow Edinburgh’s past residents in these underground alleyways and hear the real stories of the people who lived, worked and died there. Join us to experience over 400 years of history and unlock the secrets of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17th-century street.

An opportunity has arisen to contribute to the further success of this attraction and we require a Storyteller to join our team. Through our exceptional, bespoke training program you will have the skills to deliver memorable and enjoyable guided tours, deliver exceptional guest engagement across the attraction and work as a team to provide guests with a friendly welcome.

Using a mix of expert knowledge and humour you would be hosting, creating and delivering a memorable experience for every guest. You should have experience of performing to and engaging with an audience, working with the public and proficient use of till systems.

We are looking for team members with sparkle and passion, that are genuinely interested in providing high quality guest service and telling the stories of our unique attraction. A team playing attitude is a must.

We are passionate about our attraction and are looking for the right people to help us drive our business forward in a competitive marketplace. In return, we offer:

· Flexible working options with a variety of shifts patterns

· Mental health first aiders on site as well as access to 24/7 Employee assistance program

· Free breakfast club

· Wellness committee – monthly wellness events for team

· Continued training for personal development

· ASVA passes

· Matching the Real Living Wage Foundation

· Discounts in retail and café offering

· Plus more…

Contract: 8 – 24 hours per week available. Fixed Term (May 2024 -September 2024) Contract. Weekends & Bank Holidays included. You must be available at weekends, early mornings, late nights and bank holidays

Salary: Starting rate of £11.44 per hour which can increase to £12.00 per hour following training completion.

A full Job Description can be downloaded from our website.

If you wish to apply we ask that along with your CV and cover letter please include a 30 second video telling us about yourself and why you want to work with us.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately, on this occasion, you will not have been selected for an interview – but we wish you well in your future career.

The closing date for this post is Sunday 28th April 2024.

Need more inspiration to apply? Here’s what our current team think about working here. In our October 2023 survey: 100% of team feel their manager supports their development.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Application Deadline: Sunday 28/04/2024