Casual Contract Paradise Mill Guide -

Paradise Mill Tour Guides, Casual contract

The Silk Heritage Trust is recruiting.  We need to expand our team of Mill Tour Guides for Paradise Mill – Europe’s largest known collection of Jacquard silk handlooms in their original setting. A visit to Paradise Mill is like stepping back in time, into a unique environment that captures the extraordinary industrial history of Macclesfield. The Mill is like nowhere else, and our visitors are captivated by the insights that they get from our experienced guides.

We are developing our team of Tour Guides and are looking for dynamic storytellers from all backgrounds, who can provide a vital role for the Silk Heritage Trust as the face of the museum, interacting with visitors from across generations and the globe.  We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging storytellers and demonstrators; with a wide range of interests, including local, social, industrial and or family history and related contemporary issues, that can bring the Mill ‘to life’. 

You will be a warm, friendly and informative communicator,; committed to accessibility and visitor engagement; flexible and creative in adjusting tours to meet the needs of visitors, and in working with children and teens.  

Previous experience as a Tour Guide is not essential, but experience working in a public-facing role and in museum, education or heritage environments are advantages.  Training in all aspects of the role will be an essential part of the induction period.

For further information and Job Description please click here to download details

To apply:

Please email your up-to-date CV plus a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) setting out why you are interested in this role to:

Emma Anderson, Director, Macclesfield Museums – [email protected]

If you have any queries or require further information please email [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 3rd November

We will contact candidates selected for interview by Monday 8th November and interviews will be held by Zoom or in person on Wednesday 10th November.