Hestercombe Gardens are recruiting for seasonal events staff to help deliver our busy Christmas events programme.
This is a hands-on, active role, where you'll be getting out and about around the gardens at Hestercombe.
Responsibilities will include:
Supporting the events and marketing teams with delivery of a range of fun Christmas events, from ILLUMINATE, our brand new Christmas illuminations, to our popular Father Christmas experience, Christmas craft workshops and more.
Site decoration: you could be putting up Christmas trees and decorations, decorating Santa's Workshop, or helping set up the Hall for our Wreath Making workshops or Festive Suppers.
Father Christmas support: once Father Christmas is on site, we work hard to make sure that he and his team of elfs are happy, so you could be helping replenish presents in the grotto, taking more chopped wood for the fire, creating booking sheets of attendees, bringing Santa some refreshments, or ensuring everyone has turned up on time to start welcoming visitors!
Illuminations: we have over 20 evening events just for ILLUMINATE this year, and need your support to help deliver the event, from turning the lights on themselves, to providing booking sheets to the Visitor Reception, and helping monitor the event, providing any signage (on chalk A boards) as required.
Lighting our fire: every day, we'll need to light our lovely little fire pit in the Courtyard and keep it going throughout the day, so if you're a bit of a Ray Mears, this is for you! You may also be required to ensure that music and lights have been turned on in the courtyard and Bampfylde Hall.
Plus, any ad hoc requirements as and when they arise ~ you may be asked to cover a busy hour or two in the Ticket Office, or clear some tables in the Courtyard if the Catering team is short staffed.