Shop Assistant Advert



Wigtown Festival Company is seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic individual to support the running of our book and gift shop – Number 11.

The successful candidate will be responsible for running the book and gift shop – Number 11 – on a Saturday (4 hours per week) throughout the year and will have the opportunity (optional) to undertake additional hours during the annual Wigtown Book Festival (September/October) and end-of-year stock take (March/April).

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over due to the sale of alcohol from the premises (licensing training will be provided).

The post holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent numeracy, verbal communication and listening skills
  • A firm understanding and relevant experience using Microsoft Office software
  • Confidence in learning new IT systems
  • The ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • The ability to relate to people from all backgrounds
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

You can view the job description here.

Applications can be made by post or email for the attention of:

Anne Barclay, Operational Director, Wigtown Festival Company, 11 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HN (

Applications should include:

CV; covering letter (approx. 300 words) detailing why you would like to work for Wigtown Festival Company and believe you are suitable for this role; and a completed application form.


Closing date: Monday 31 May 2021 at 5pm

Interviews: Tuesday 8 June 2021