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Are you fascinated by illusion? Enthusiastic about customer service? Excited about delivering world class experiences? Then a job at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions could be what you're looking for! 

 

Retail Assistant

We are looking for dynamic, customer focussed team members with relevant sales-oriented experience in a fast-moving retail environment. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a VisitScotland 5-Star rated visitor attraction consisting of Camera Obscura presentations, Rooftop Terrace, exhibitions, reception area and shop.

The job of Retail Assistant is an interesting and varied one. You will work as an assistant in our busy gift shop, serving customers at the till, as well as working behind the scenes with stock. You will be required to maintain adequate stock levels, assisting the Shop Management Team in dealing with deliveries from our suppliers. You will also ensure displays are kept full and that the stock on our shelves is clean and attractively displayed. You might even have the opportunity to sell ice-cream on the Rooftop Terrace during the summer.

When applying, please add your availability into your Cover Letter, let us know how many days a week you wish to work, what days of the week you can work and if you have any holidays planned - additionally ensure that your personal email is present on your CV.

Please send us your CV with a cover letter telling us about your relevant experience and why you would like to work in a 5-star visitor attraction to angelika@camera-obscura.co.uk.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.25 /hour

Cleaners

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a VisitScotland 5-Star rated visitor attraction in Edinburgh city centre, with Rooftop Terrace and five floors of interactive optical illusions. We are currently seeking a reliable person to clean during opening hours, working around the public to keep our 100+ hands-on exhibits sparkling clean.

This cleaning post will consist of approximately 10-25 hours work per week over 2-5 days, and the hours will increase at weekends and during busy school holiday periods. A typical working day might be 10.00am-3.00pm.

There may also be an opportunity to provide cover for our out of hours cleaning team, at the enhanced rate of £9.80 per hour. However, please note that the main position we are currently seeking to fill is for daytime shifts at the rate of £8.25 per hour.

Must be physically fit, trustworthy, reliable and able to appreciate the importance of maintaining public areas to a high standard of cleanliness. Weekend availability essential.

Please send us your CV with a cover letter telling us about your relevant experience and why you would like to work in a 5-star visitor attraction to tony@camera-obscura.co.uk

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £8.25 /hour

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We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. We recruit throughout the year and are often looking for friendly and dynamic people to work alongside our highly skilled and knowledgeable team. From tour guides to retail assistants, maintenance crew to marketing support, we have various positions available.

If you are interested in working for Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, please get in touch, or keep an eye on our website and social media pages for job updates.

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. We welcome thousands of people from all over the world each year and offer every single guest an exceptional, five-star experience. If you can also speak languages other than English – even better!

In return, we give you top-class training, excellent career opportunities and a friendly working environment. We want to be the kind of place people are proud to work at.