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Windsor Castle in search for Retail Assistant

Do you have an interest in arts and enjoy being amongst a magnificent collection of vases, paintings and chinaware at one of the Queen’s residences? If the answer is yes, then this is your dream job.

Windsor Castle are currently looking for a Retail Assistant with ‘a warm, lively and friendly personality’ to join the Royal Collection Trust sales team looking after a collection of centuries-old objects and artworks.

The job holder, who will be based at Windsor Castle, will be responsible for ”maxmising sales and providing customer service to members of the public visiting the castle’s shops.”

According to the job description, posted on the Royal Household website, the successful candidate will earn £8.25 per hour in a full time role. Among the main requirements for this vacancy are excellent sales and services skills.

The Royal Collection Trust is one of the largest art collections in the world, with more than a million objects spread across thirteen royal residences, former and current, across the country such as Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Its retail sales has totalled around £16 million over the past two years, including over one million generated for the first time from online sales of royal souvenirs.

The two-fold increase has been largely attributed to Princess Charlotte, whose birth in May 2015 was marked with the production of special chinaware decorated with the heraldic lion and unicorn. Other popular commemorative range include items marking the Queen birthday and her becoming the longest-reigning British monarch.

The Royal Collection is held in trust by The Queen as sovereign, not as a private individual.

If you think you have what it takes to market such valuable collection, and have the physical attributes to ‘stand up for long periods,’ you can now apply for the Royal Assistant vacancy here. Application close on 31 October.

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