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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is Edinburgh’s oldest purpose-built visitor attraction, situated at the top of the Royal Mile. We are a 5-star VisitScotland-rated experience consisting of a historic Camera Obscura, 5 floors of interactive exhibits, rooftop terrace and Gift Shop. Part of Visitor Centres Ltd, the company also manages Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge, Inveraray Jail and Landmark Press.  

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. We’ve got actors and history buffs. Science fans and hospitality pros. We don’t mind what your background is, as long as you’re a natural-born chatterbox who loves meeting new people. If you can also speak languages other than English – even better!

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see our current vacancies. 

5 star award success, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Joining the Team

  • Free breakfast & seasonal team meals
  • 10% pension contribution after 6 months 
  • 29 days annual holiday pro rata  
  • Discretionary annual company bonus
  • Uniform allowance
  • LGBT+ friendly workplace
  • Discount in our Gift Shop, free entry to our sister attractions and free entry for family & friends to visit our attraction
  • ASVA passes for discounted entry to top Scottish attractions
  • Mental health resources including free counselling
  • Neurodiversity friendly workplace with accessibility resources
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Living Wage Employer

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions are proud to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living.

Also, in 2023 we were crowned winner of the Trailblazer Award at the Living Wage awards ceremony! 
We were recognised for going above and beyond paying our staff the real Living Wage, setting the bar high for employer standards within the tourism sector and providing an outstanding example it is hoped others will follow.

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This role involves maintaining high standards of presentation and safety internally and externally for our many visitors. We are open to candidates with various levels of experience, from juniors who will receive full training, to experienced technicians ready to hit the ground running, to specialist electricians who may take on electrical maintenance in addition to general tasks. 

Full job detail

We are currently recruiting for Guides. The job of a Guide at Camera Obscura is an interesting and varied one. You will be working in the exhibition spaces to ensure our visitors are getting the most out of their visit.

Full job detail
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