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Head Broderer

Based at the Old Palace, York Minster

Hours: 7 hours / week – Tuesdays and others are required    

Salary: TBC

York Minster invites everyone to share God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work.

The Chapter of York has an exciting opportunity for a Head Broderer to lead its team of highly skilled and friendly volunteer Broderers.  Based at the Old Palace amongst the historic collections of York Minster, the job will involve providing supervision, specialist technical support and instruction to the Broderers’ volunteer group as they undertake embroidery projects at the request of the Chapter of York. 


The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled embroiderer, able to work to an expert standard in accuracy and finish, with a proven experience and knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of embroidery, decoration and stitch techniques.  Managerial experience, including the planning and management of projects, budgets, and experience of working with volunteers would be a distinct advantage.

The successful applicant must be a good communicator, able to provide training to volunteers and colleagues, and a recognised teaching qualification or equivalent teaching experience would be desirable. 


Please see our website for application details or contact for further information. 


Closing date Friday 18th July.

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing Monday 28th July.



Hours: 37.5 / week        Salary: c. £17,264.46 p.a.

A vacancy has arisen working as a labourer as part of the historic Stoneyard of York Minster. Reporting to the Building and Services Manager, the successful candidate will be involved in general labouring tasks, assisting the team with the renovation work to the Minster and Minster Precinct.   

Labouring experience on a construction site is essential; basic building and scaffolding skills, together with a driving license, are desirable. 

This position is due to start as soon as possible.  

For a detailed job description and information on how to register your interest in this role, please download the application pack below or contact Susan Hunt on

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd July 2014 and interviews are scheduled for week beginning 28th July 2014.







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