Letter Sample #73 – Apply for a job in the City Museum shop

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 73

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop during the holidays. You have decided to apply for the job.

Write a letter to the director of the Museum. In your letter:

  • introduce yourself
  • explain what experience and special skills you have
  • explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Jerry William, and I am studying “History” at a local university to pursue my Master’s degree. I have seen an advertisement very recently in a local English newspaper, asking for a suitable candidate to work in the City Museum shop during the holidays, and I would like to apply for the job.

In the past, I have worked as a Customer Service Associate for a couple of parks where I successfully managed to serve the needs of many park visitors. I have also worked as a Cashier at a very busy local restaurant as a high school student. As for my skills, I can communicate in Spanish and German language, and I have great computer skills.

I am interested in this job because the museum has some historical artefacts from the 15th century which I am studying in my history class. Besides, I have been to this museum many times before, and I know a great deal about it already. So, doing a job there will be really easy for me.

I hope you will consider my application for the post and invite me to a formal interview to further discuss my candidacy.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jennings

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One Comment to “Letter Sample #73 – Apply for a job in the City Museum shop”

  1. Hello,

    What band score will you give for the letter sample below, please?

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    My name is Jane Doe and I would like to apply for the holiday job which was published in the daily “This Day” Newspaper on 13th January 2019. I am currently a final year History student at Bells University, Ota.

    I have six months of experience working as a Docent and 1-year experience as a Customer Service Associate in the art industry. While working as a Docent at the Lagos Art Gallery in 2018, I got awarded ‘The Best Intern’ for 2018 due to the detailed, and seamless approach with which I executed all the tours. I believe that my industry experience coupled with the meticulous and proactive approach with which I execute all tasks will make me a valuable addition to the team.

    Kindly go through my CV for further information about my career and personality.

    I look forward to meeting with you to further discuss this opportunity.

    Yours faithfully,

    Jane Doe

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