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Front of House Volunteer

Dr Johnson’s House is a charming Georgian townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, writer and wit, lived here in the mid-18th century, and compiled his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. Today, the House is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, with collections relating to Johnson, restored interiors, and a research library.


Front of House Volunteer


Our Front of House Volunteers play a vital role in welcoming visitors to Dr Johnson’s House. The support you will give us as a volunteer is of huge benefit to the Museum, and in turn we aim to make sure that you enjoy a valuable and memorable experience.




To cover the Reception Desk/Shop for a morning or afternoon, once a week on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from 11am - 2pm or 2pm – 5pm


  • Acting as a representative of the House at all times

  • Taking money for admission tickets and shop purchases

  • Ensuring the safety and security of our visitors and the collection

  • Chatting to visitors and answering general enquiries

  • Ensuring the shop and front desk are tidy and well stocked


If you have previous experience in a public-facing role and an interest in the 18th century and Samuel Johnson, then we would love to hear from you!


If you are interested in this role, please contact us by email or by telephone: 020 7353 3745. Please include the details of two referees, both of whom will be contacted before the placement can start.

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