Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering music, arts and heritage charity based on the Suffolk coast at two popular, historic visitor destinations: Snape Maltings and The Red House. It emerged from the creative partnership between the composer Benjamin Britten and his professional and personal partner, singer Peter Pears. We have a number of catering outlets across the 2 sites.

We are currently looking for reliable people to join our friendly Front of House team to cover several seasonal roles, initially finishing 31st December 2023 but with the potential for extension, including:

  • Front of House Team Members to cover mid-week hours with the occasional weekend shift available. This role will be for 18-24 hours per week.
  • Front of House Team Members to cover weekend hours with the occasional midweek evening shift available. This role will be up to 12 hours per week.
  • Event Bar Staff to cover evening events happening through October-December. Mid-week and weekend evenings 1730hrs-2200hrs.

Requirements for Bar and Front of House Staff:

  • Experience in a customer facing role.
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude.
  • Calm and friendly under pressure.
  • Ability to respond quickly and courteously to complaints.
  • High standard of presentation.
  • Enjoy working with people and are always welcoming.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Responsibilities for Bar and Front of House Staff:

  • Greeting and acknowledging customers on arrival.
  • Taking orders, at the table and at the bar.
  • Preparing hot beverages.
  • Serving prepared food and hot and cold beverages.
  • Being vigilant for any problems before they become complaints.
  • Epos Till system operation.
  • Ensuring that restaurant/cafe tables are laid out correctly.
  • Clearing away any spillages as soon as they occur.
  • Adhering to relevant food safety policies and procedures.
  • Benefits for Bar and Front of House Staff:
  • Competitive hourly salary.
  • Tips.
  • Employee discount.
  • Discounted or Free Food.
  • Free parking.
  • Opportunity for career development.
  • Friendly Team.
  • Stunning views.
  • Day and/or evening shifts available. Starting no earlier than 8.30 am and finishing no later than 11 pm.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from ethnic minority groups and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Britten Pears Arts.

To apply please send a completed application to

Closing date: Thursday 28 September 2023, 0930hrs