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Edwardian Lady watercolour Artist - Paid Internship in Glastonbury

We are looking for an internship costumed watercolour artist to work within the grounds of the Abbey. Comfortable wearing costume of an Edwardian Lady. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of customer service experience as this role will also require engagement with our visitors.

What are you going to do

We are offering a part-time seasonal role during June, July, August, and the beginning of September 2018 for three days each week. Hours will vary and will include some weekend working.

To paint landscapes of the abbey in watercolour, wearing Edwardian-style dress, hat, and brooch showing support for the suffragist movement,whilst engaging with visitors.To hold a small watercolour class and exhibit work towards the end of the period.

Key Responsibilities 

  • To produce watercolour landscapes to a good standard.
  • To be able to converse and engage with visitors whilst remaining in character.
  • To hold a small watercolour class within the abbey grounds
  • To work as part of the Learning Team.
  • Observe all other policies and procedures, as set out by Glastonbury Abbey

What we offer

  • Paid Internship
  • 4 hours per day - variable and includes some weekends
  • June, July, August to beg. September

What we ask:

  • At least finished college A levels Art A Level
  • Ability to keep within time constraints.
  • Portfolio of watercolour paintings, preferably landscapes, to show work.

Extra information

For any queries concerning the role being for an Edwardian Lady and not a gentleman - this is because we are asking the 'Lady' to wear a brooch to show support of the Suffragist Movement, whilst outwardly being a high status woman conforming to the social norms of the period. This is particularly important as this year is the centenary of women being given the vote, although not yet all women.

Education Level
College, University
Working hours per week
12 - 15
Type of Contract
Salary indication
Between £7.38 and £7.83 Per Hour
Responsible for
Producing watercolour landscapes
Type of Job
Teaching / Instructors / Guides
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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