GT Writing Task 1: Sample 73 - Advertisement for a job in the City Museum shop

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

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

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Sample Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have recently noticed a job advertisement in a local newspaper for the sales executive position in the City Museum shop. I would like to apply for the post as a part-time employee during the summer holiday. I am hoping that you would consider my candidacy for the post and give me a chance to discuss it further in a formal interview.

I have completed my graduation in accounting and have sound knowledge on customer care. Besides, I have two years experience as a front desk officer in a telecom company. As I will be free during the summer vacation, I would like to work for your museum shop that primarily sells antique items, books, journals and souvenirs. I am quite confident that I would be a valuable asset to your team.

The reason for applying this position is to work in a post which is equally challenging and rewarding. At the same time, I will be able to meet people from diverse cultures and regions. This would definitely make my holidays meaningful and exciting.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Shanthy Devi

[ by - Niro Devi


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to apply for the part-time job at your City Museum shop in response to a job advert that was published in the Daily Observer on 27th August 2018. I am a third-year student at the Lincon College and my major is history. We are currently on our summer break and I am hoping to gain some valuable work experience and would like to discuss my possible employment opportunity in your museum shop.

Our college has declared a summer holiday from 1st June to 30th August 2018. I will be free during these days and would be able to work full-time or part-time as per your requirement.

I worked in a local history Museum in my hometown for eight months in early 2016. In addition to that, I am quite good with computers and numbers. I believe I would be a great asset to your business.

I am passionate about history and museums since my childhood. There is no Museum in this city that I haven't been to. I love your Museum as it has a wide variety of historical objects and abundant audio-visual library. I know how important the shop is in terms of selling antiques and collector's items to the visitors. I am positive that I can boost your sells.

I believe that my enthusiasm for history and museum and relevant skills will make me a good candidate for this position. I am ready to discuss further in a formal interview at any time.

Yours faithfully,

Sandeep Parekh

[ by - Sandeep Parekh


Model Answer 3:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to apply for the part-time job in your museum shop during the holiday. I am very keen to have a part-time job during this summer vacation, specifically in a shop where I would be able to learn and meet people from diverse backgrounds. I am hoping that you would consider my application and give me the chance to work for you.

I am a teacher in an elementary grammar school and I teach history. I am 26 years old and have completed my graduation from arts major. I can speak English, Sinhala and Tamil fluently. Last year, I worked in a large bookshop during my vacation and enjoyed it very much. I would like to meet new people and serve my position with dedication, commitment and hard work.

I enjoyed going to your museum a few months ago and I spent a considerable amount of time there. I visited your museum shop with a team and I am familiar with the types of items your store sells to visitors. I think you will be kind enough to consider me as a suitable candidate for this position.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and further discuss my candidacy for the job.

Yours faithfully,

Ama Nikole

[Written by - Ama]

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+6 # Sweta Singh 2016-02-27 07:01
You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job 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.

Hello Sir/Madam,

I am writing with reference to your advertisement in a daily newspaper for a job opening in City Museum shop and I would like to apply for the position.

I am a student of the Archaeological Stream and I have just finished my 2nd-year examination. I would like to utilize my summer holidays by gaining some valuable experience which will be helpful for my future studies and work at your museum shop will add advantage to it.

Apart from this, as I am an archaeological student and can explain the importance of historical things and your museum in a much better way to customers which will be helpful in increasing the sales of the shop and hence I consider myself as the best candidate for this job.

I have 2 years’ experience as a museum officer at National Museum and I have good experience and exposure to the methods of preservation of such antiques and therefore I will handle them better than a non-experienced employee. I am also multilingual and can speak English, German and Dutch, which will add benefit in communicating international customers. I am also a computer literate and can easily handle the computer work at the shop. Please find my CV herewith attachment for your perusal.

I hope you will find my resume best for this position.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

With Regards
Yours sincerely
Sweta.
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0 # Dimuthu 2015-06-19 03:29
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing in regards to the City Museum shop job vacancy which was published in the daily newspaper last week. I would like to apply for the post of assistant manager and please consider me as a deserving candidate for this position.

I am an educated youngster with high management skills and good knowledge of history. I have a five years degree in management and marketing at the University of Colombo. Apart from that, I am currently working as an assistant manager in a private sales company on weekdays. I have four years of experience in marketing in my current job and also I have six years of previous experience in several private companies. I have managed well because of my knowledge of three different languages. As I am available in full-time on holidays, I would like to join this shop and enhance my experience further more in sales and marketing field as well as the history.

I have attached my CV here with this letter. If you find it more suitable for this position, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance.

Yours Sincerely,
Dimuthu Udayanga.
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