Recruit a Town Crier

April 19, 2023

In order to recruit a town crier for the first time or to replace one who has died or retired, you will need a Job Description, and Application Form and a Trial Cry.

Once you have these documents in place, you will need to advertise the position. Bear in mind that this is not a full-time job nor even a part-time job, but should be considered as a voluntary position. Thus the advertisement should be placed, not in the jobs section, but preferably in the News or Social section.

If you have a local radio station, they too can often be persuaded to publicise the vacancy. As it is a bit unusual, the radio presenters are often happy to give a bit of time and have a laugh at listeners attempts to “have a go”.

The Guild has available some example documents which may be obtained by contacting the Membership Secretary.