Jobs at The Toy Barn

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Maize Maze Customer Service Assistants

The Toy Barn, Sherborne’s independent toy shop located on the outskirts of the town at Blackmarsh Farm, is running a Maize Maze again this summer.  We are looking for individuals to join our team to help run this family attraction. The Maze will operate 7 days a week and various shifts will be available. Main duties will include assisting and directing customers, answering queries, handling money and tickets, manning the Go Kart track and Orchard Play Area, sanitising play equipment and helping with the smooth running of the Maze. You must be a team player and have a “can do” attitude.

Job Type: Part-Time

Contract: Temporary from 24th July to 3rd September (there will be a training day before the Maze opens; date TBA)

Schedule: 9.00am to 5.00pm – shift rotas will be worked out closer to the time

Salary: Subject to Experience

If you are enthusiastic, reliable, customer-service orientated with a sense of fun and adventure, e-mail your CV and covering letter to Mimi at mpb@toy-barn.co.uk. Please state which position you are applying for.


Retail Assistant

We are recruiting a Retail Assistant to join our friendly team at The Toy Barn in Sherborne during our busy summer period.

As a Retail Assistant you will provide an efficient and friendly service to all of our customers. You will be able to build good relationships with the aim of gaining repeat business. You will have a willingness to roll up your sleeves and merchandise the shop to keep the environment looking great for customers.

You’ll be the sort of person who thrives on meeting different people and getting involved in all sorts of areas of the business. You will have a flexible attitude and will have a confident and enthusiastic manner. Experience working in a customer service and/or retails role would be an advantage, but training will be provided.

Job Type: Full Time

Contract: Temporary from 19th July to 3rd September

Schedule: Wednesdays to Sundays

If you are customer focused and have a desire to ensure that all our guests have an amazing experience, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Mimi at mpb@toy-barn.co.uk Please state which position you are applying for.


Waiting Staff

We are looking for an induvial to join our team to work during the summer holidays in our new pop-up café.

The candidate should be well presented, friendly, conscientious, reliable and hard working. Experience in hospitality would be an advantage but full training will be provided.

Duties will include (but not limited to) waiting on tables, handling customer bills and cleaning duties for the café opening and closing down.

Job Type: Part-Time

Contract: Temporary from 24th July to 3rd September

Schedule: 24 hours per week, 7 hour shifts, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Weekends

Salary: £7 to £9

If you are customer focused and have a desire to ensure that all our guests have an amazing experience please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Mimi at mpb@toy-barn.co.uk. Please state which position you are applying for.


Pop-Up Café Team Leader

We are looking for an individual to join our team for our new pop-up café over the summer period. This will be on a job share basis and you will be expected to manage the day to day operations of the site, including stock management, manage your own team, and rota management, monitoring quality standards, supporting marketing activities, cash & till management among other duties. Experience of catering, serving, food preparation, coffee machines and tills are all preferred. The Café will operate 7 days a week from 10am to 4.30pm from mid July to early September and different shifts will be available. 

Job Type: Part-Time

Contract: Temporary from 19th July to 3rd September

Schedule: 27 hours per week, 7.5 hour shifts, 9.30am to 5pm, Weekends

Salary: £9 to £12

If you are hard working with a “can do” attitude, confident, reliable and enthusiastic, please send your CV and covering letter to Mimi at mpb@toy-barn.co.uk. Please state which position you are applying for.