Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago. A journey of graphite and pencil discovery from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to modern day production.
Discover our secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps; one of the largest colour pencils in the world measuring almost 8 metres; The Queen's diamond Jubilee pencil; miniature pencil sculptures; and much much more! We also have a Derwent fine art retail shop, run art workshops and there is a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi. A great day-out for the family and we look forward to welcoming you.
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Our Museum attracts over 80,000 visitors a year. For summer 2022, we have a redesigned exhibition of pencil manufacture and local history, as well as our coffee shop, retail space, including Derwent products, and other art materials and gifts.
We are now recruiting:
We’re looking for enthusiastic customer focused staff to help run our thriving Museum, coffee shop and retail shop to work on a zero-hours basis but we would anticipate working from August to approx. 31st October (but could be earlier finish to fit in with school or University or other commitments), minimum of 3 days, maximum 5 days per week.
You will have some experience of retail, café work or similar, and an interest in art would be an advantage.
£9.75 per hour