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We currently have a number of roles available for our summer peak period:

Seasonal Duty Manager

Right now we’re on the look-out for a Duty Manager (seasonal) to be at the heart of our daily operation and make sure that every day runs efficiently and our guests have an amazing experience.

About the role

This is a lively, hands-on operational role, where your day will start by walking the attraction making sure everything's clean, safe, presentable and just as it should be ready for opening. Leading daily team briefs, you'll gear the teams up for the day, passing on all the need-to-know information to equip them for success.

You'll spend the day out in the attraction interacting with our guests, always being one step ahead, anticipating operational problems and putting solutions in place before they impact the visitor experience. You'll be quick to react too if things don't quite go to plan, as you'll own the problem and put it right to recover the magic.

You can find the link to apply here: Duty Manager | Merlin Careers


Seasonal Customer Service Assistants

Are you looking for a seasonal job in Cornwall that’s full of FUN? Fancy working where seals and penguins watch on as you go about your daily work!

About the role

This is our most high-reaching year yet with brand-new events, seasonal offerings and developments. Whether you want to feed our guests in our renovated Café, Brand New Donut Delight or BBQ Food and Beverage units. Or even welcoming guests through our newly renovated Admissions and Retail shop, or looking to dazzle our guests with entertaining and educational talks - there could be a role for you!

You can find the link to apply here: Customer Service Assistant | Merlin Careers


Permanent Food and Beverage Team Leader 

Right now, we have an excellent opportunity for a confident and hardworking Food & Beverage Team Leader. Assisting with the management and coordination of our friendly team at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary!

About the role

On a typical day you'll be working in the thick of the action, in the Café, Donut Delight and the BBQ food & beverage units. Whilst ensuring that first class service is being delivered and profits are being improved!

Helping to supervise a team of hosts with a ‘hands on approach’; actively ensuring high standards of guest care is maintained by them. Outstanding customer service will come naturally, as well as the ability to lead by example whilst creating a motivational team environment. You will assist with performance management of the team and enforce Health & Safety policies, procedures, and cleaning standards.

You can find the link to apply here: Food and Beverage Team Leader | Merlin Careers


Admissions and Retail Team Leader 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a guest focused and sales driven Admissions & Retail Team Leader at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary who can deliver elite first impressions to our guests in our admissions and retail shop areas.

About the role

This is a full-time fixed term role, contracted up until early November 2022 to support us throughout the peak time operation. Working any 5 days from 7, including working a regular fair share of weekends and bank holidays as required.

First and foremost, you’ll be working on the front-line in our admissions and retail area, welcoming and greeting guests, managing queues and guest flow, coordinating large groups, as well as selling experiences, guides, and other products from our retail shop.

You can find the link to apply here: Admissions & Retail Team Leader | Merlin Careers


Maintenance Assistant

Right now, we have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Maintenance Assistant to support the Facilities Manager in the upkeep and presentation of our 45-acre site here at the Sanctuary!

About the role

This role is vital in supporting the Facilities Manager at our attraction and to ensure all work is being carried out at an optimal level.

On a daily basis, you will perform a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks involving general maintenance of facilities, equipment and buildings. Depending on assignment, duties may include cleaning, weeding, emptying bins and tidying all site areas and the general upkeep of all front and back of house areas.

Using equipment and tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, drills, saws, and other tools commonly used to maintain facilities and associated equipment.

You can find the link to apply here: Maintenance Assistant | Merlin Careers