Guide – Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

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Job Description

Job Type: Guide

Salary: £10.15

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a VisitScotland 5-Star rated visitor attraction consisting of Camera Obscura presentations, Rooftop Terrace, exhibitions, reception area and shop.

Role Details

We are currently recruiting full-time Guides. The job of a Guide at Camera Obscura is an interesting and varied one. You will be working in the exhibition spaces to ensure our visitors are getting the most out of their visit.

In addition to selling tickets to the public at reception, you will be required to promote the attraction to passers-by in the street. You will need a sound knowledge of the local area to answer queries from visitors.

In return, you get a wide range of benefits, such as free entry into our attraction for friends and family, free tea and coffee, a very generous amount of breaks. We know that work-life balance is important. We always try and be as flexible with shifts as possible.

During the current COVID-19 situation, safety is of paramount importance; you will be required to clean the exhibitions during the day and adhere to all COVID-19 safety measures put in place.

Due to the situation, interviews will happen remotely; if you are selected for an interview, you will be invited to a Zoom/ Skype/ Teams call.

Please ensure your personal email is present on your CV.

  • Contract length: 3 months
  • Job Types: Full-time
  • Salary: £10.15 per hour


How to apply

To apply for the position, please send your CV and cover letter to

When applying, please add your availability into the Cover Letter, please let us know how many days a week you’re wishing to work, what days of the week you can work and if you have any holidays planned.

The initial contract offered will be a temporary 3 months contract. Subject to passing the probation period, we are looking at offering a permanent contract.

Please ensure your personal email is present on your CV.