Catering Team

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Our Granary Tea Room is open every day that we are open, including event days and for organised parties. It is known for its incredible homemade cakes and this is a key element of a visitor’s experience. On event days extra concessions are opened in our caravans.   


Key elements of the role

  • Serve on counter
  • Welcome visitor
  • Move stock and stock up tea rooms.
  • Clear and clean tables
  • Take food and drinks orders
  • Wash up
  • Prepare food
  • Handle cash and use a till



At the Milton Keynes Museum we understand that people only have a limited amount of free time. Therefore any commitment, Therefore any commitment, you can make will be gratefully received.


Our catering outlet is open from Wednesday to Sunday from April to October and weekends November to March. The museum is also open seven days a week during school half-terms and on bank holidays. However there may be other times requested to come in to help with preparation of food and other duties.


What we are looking for

  • Interest in gaining experience in a catering outlet.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in talking with visitors
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Common sense
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in the museum and its ongoing story
  • Works well under pressure
  • Team worker
  • A Health and Hygiene certificate (preferable, not needed)

Training and induction

  • Full induction to the site and history
  • Shadowing other volunteers
  • Ongoing training will be provided as and when necessary

Benefits of becoming a volunteer

  • 10% off purchases in the shop and selected items in the tearooms.
  • When on duty a free tea/coffee in the tearooms.
  • Free entry to the museum for you and immediate family.
  • Free entry to Heritage MK sites
  • Joining a fantastic team of people all looking to the future
  • A great opportunity to make new friends
  • Gaining new skills and developing old ones



For more information about this role and to apply please, email or ring the museum on 01908 316 222 and talk to us about volunteering.


This role is on a voluntary basis and does not create a legally binding arrangement.