Show Programme / Souvenir Vendor

Job type



Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Reports to

Retail Manager

Part of a satellite team working across the event space at Edinburgh Castle to promote and sell the souvenir programmes and other merchandise to a large audience. This role requires you to be enthusiastic and engaging, comfortable with money handling and ready to move high volumes of stock. Minimum 23.5 hours, between 6pm-10pm Mon-Sat. Real living wage of £9/hour. Late July to late August.


This is a temporary position from 1-24 August 2019 with a period of staff training on 22 July. The working week is one of 23.5 hours although you may be required to work hours in excess of this. These hours will be arranged between 1800-2130 daily Monday to Friday and 1700-2300 on Saturday, you will be on duty every performance night.

Key Duties

• Promote and sell the Show Programme and souvenirs to the Tattoo audience on their approach to the Castle Esplanade (the Tattoo venue)
• On a rota basis this role may involve supporting your team with additional stock deliveries
• Prepare and check their own stock before heading out onto the street
• Be responsible for their own stock and all monies/vouchers
• Present the offer with confidence in accordance with the guidelines set down by the Head of Sales and Retail Manager
• Redeem pre-paid Show Programme vouchers
• Follow daily cash-up procedures
• Account for unsold stock on a daily basis

Skills – Essential

• A first class ambassador for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
• Confident and outgoing – this role requires you to make yourself both seen and heard as the audience approaches the venue so important that your voice can carry over the crowd
• Articulate and well-presented
• Hardworking and reliable
• Numerate

Qualification/Experience – Essential

• Experience of and a genuine desire to work in a fast-paced customer-facing environment
• The ability to work under pressure and without supervision
• Cash handling experience

How to apply

Applicants should read Job Descriptions before completing the form. Please email your completed form as an attachment to or return to ‘Recruitment, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 3 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QB’ before Monday 8 April 2019.

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