These jobs don’t come up very often at Charlecote …
Sam, our wonderful House Elf, has left us to take up a new role at Mary Arden’s Farm. Whilst we’re incredibly sad to see her go, we are really pleased she’s staying nearby and joining our pals at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. But, you see, Sam leaves some pretty big boots to fill… which is why we’re not just looking for one new house elf to join the team but TWO!
It is quite a varied and hands on role. Working behind the scenes but also in front of our visitors too.
Our ideal house elf must:
– be a team worker, although they must be equally comfortable with working alone on occasions, such as at weekends.
– be prepared to get stuck in! This is a very physical job which requires much stamina and energy.
– not be afraid of heights! Our elves carry out lifting and carrying jobs and are often required to work from ladders, in confined spaces and in dusty conditions!
– warm blooded – or have good thermals! During the autumn and winter the conservation heating controls can result in cold working conditions within the house.
This role will include weekend (approximately alternate during house open season), Bank Holiday and occasional out-of-hours work. It will also include having to work early mornings throughout the year (with the house opening to visitors 6 days a week from 11am, we need to be early risers to get the jobs done).
Still interested? Want to know more about what the elves do each day? Take a look back at some of our blog posts from the House Elves – they’ll give you a great insight into the job!