The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s Medieval Marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of York, it is open for public use as a fully functioning museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 660 years after construction began in 1357. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Café Assistant to join the existing team at the Merchants’ Coffee House.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced and dedicated individuals to shape, influence and deliver a 21st Century welcome in this 14th Century guild hall.


Part Time Café Assistant
Permanent contract.

£8.75 per hour.
Minimum of 24 hours per week over 3/4 days including some weekends.
Working hours are between 9am and 5pm.

To start as soon as possible.


The role will include coffee making, preparing of light lunches, snacks and cakes, operating the till, assisting in the kitchen and maintaining a safe & clean workspace. The successful candidate will be customer-focused and motivated to support the continued develop of the café. Working as a team, your role will be integral to the foundation and delivery of a first-rate visitor experience. Experience of working in a food preparation/café environment is essential.

For more information please download the Cafe Assistant Job Description.

We ask that a CV with a cover letter is sent to the following email address: Once the CV has been reviewed, we will then ask the applicant to attend an interview.


Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Monday 27th January 2020.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 3rd February 2020.


Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm

Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

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