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From time to time we have vacancies for a number of roles at the Food Museum, including visitor services, estate management, collections management and learning.

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Weekend Café Assistant

Weekend café assistant

Part-time, zero hours

Job description

We are looking for a part-time, weekend Café Assistant to join the catering team at the Food Museum in Stowmarket. There may also be weekday work available during school holidays, plus extra hours for events catering. Working under the guidance of the Hospitality Supervisor and the Cook/Shift Supervisors, your job is primarily to serve customers to our caféFeast and ensure that the indoor and outdoor spaces are clean and well-presented at all times. You will be involved in both front and back of house work. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone outgoing and friendly, who is happy to greet our customers and give them a great customer experience in our café. You will be detail focussed and actively help us raise the standards of service and presentation in the café. You will be representing the Food Museum so we expect you to be able to passionately and proactively promote the site and events when interacting with customers using the café and attending events. 

Main duties

  • Greet customers, inform them about the menu and take orders including any dietary requirements (e.g. about portions, ingredients or potential food allergies) 
  • Communicate order details to the Kitchen and use the till to take payment; keep accurate records of orders. 
  • Serve food and drink to customers 
  • Clear and clean the tables and kitchen, maintaining high hygiene standards front and back of house.  
  • Help prepare food, as directed by the Cook/Shift Supervisor 
  • Implement our licensing requirements, e.g. checking customers’ IDs to ensure they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages 

To apply

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 15 April 2024 at midday.

Please complete an application form and a recruitment monitoring form below and email them to jobs@foodmuseum.org.uk




Young Curator

Young Curator

This role is voluntary and free of cost. Travel, accommodation and food expenses will be covered by the programme.

This role is open to 16-17 year olds (from Years 11 and 12 at school – if you will turn 16 in the summer then you can still apply) from Suffolk and London.

The Food Museum and The Museum of the Home are working together to create a free opportunity for young people to contribute to their work as Young Curators. As a Young Curator, you’ll work with other 16-17 year olds, supported by the Food Museum and the Museum of the Home. You will have a unique opportunity to work behind the scenes in museums and be involved in an exhibition on School Dinners at the Food Museum, and putting together an outcome at the Museum of the Home such as a display or publication.

As a Young Curator you will:
– Carry out research, fieldwork and projects focussed on recording different people’s accounts and memories of school dinners.
– Receive training in areas such as curation and oral history work.
– Contribute to and help develop an exhibition, producing creative responses to the topic of school dinners.
– Take part in one day and overnight residentials (stays of up to three days) in Suffolk and London.
– Go on trips to cultural venues in Suffolk and London.
– Help us install the exhibition at the Food Museum and create an output such as a display at the Museum of the Home.

Why get involved:
– Share your voice and put young people at the heart of what we are doing.
– Build skills, experience and confidence.
– Gain an understanding of the behind the scenes work of museums.
– Get to take part in residentials and trips to cultural venues.

Who are we looking for:
– You are curious about museums.
– You have a creative mindset and want to share stories.
– You enjoy working with people.
– You are interested in learning new skills.
– You are self-motivated and able to work independently.


How to apply

To apply, please make sure you read the role profile and application form below in detail and email your completed application form to schooldinners@foodmuseum.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 April 2024




Volunteering and work experience

We have over 100 active volunteers and are always on the look-out for passionate and loyal people to join us. We also offer work experience and Duke of Edinburgh placements. Find out more.