Events Officer

We have an exciting opportunity to join our small team to help us maximise the Cathedral’s assets and resources to ensure the sustainability of this ancient and active community.

The Events Officer is part of the Visitor Experience & Enterprise team which is responsible for the Cathedral’s learning services, events and exhibition programmes with commercial, retail and catering activities. The Events Officer has two key areas of responsibility; the management of Cathedral events and the upkeep and development of content of the Cathedral’s website and digital media.

The recent restoration of the Cathedral’s Crypt and Library, a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided project, has produced wonderful new facilities which provide a new impetus for our commercial activities. The post-holder will be expected to assist in developing innovative uses of all our spaces, old and new, whilst respecting the constraints of a working place of worship delivering over 1,200 services each year. The post-holder will be expected to manage the administration of all bookings using our Artifax booking system from initial enquiry through to completion of the event, including all liaison with clients and negotiation internally and externally before, during and after the booking.

Closing date 9.00am Monday 15th October. Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th October.

Application Pack can be downloaded here

Application Form can be downloaded here

Café Volunteers needed

After a successful trial period pre Christmas, Rochester Cathedral is delighted to announce that its Cafe in the Crypt will formally open from Monday 12th February 2018, 11am to 3pm. Serving homemade cakes, tea and coffee, visitors will be able to enjoy taking refreshments in our stunning medieval crypt alongside the art and graffiti of centuries past worship.

We are looking for volunteers to help us extend our Benedictine welcome and hospitality in this new venture.

If you are able to help weary pilgrims stop and enjoy the Cathedral for  while, over a nice cup of tea, then please contact the volunteer manager at lisa.johnson@rochestercathedral.org or ring 0163 843366.

Training will be given for food handling but most of all we are seeking volunteers with a friendly and welcoming disposition.