Alnwick Castle is one of the most iconic castles in Britain and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North East of England. Whether people visit to learn more about our history, explore our film connections or simply have fun, we want them to have the best day possible.

To make this happen, we recruit individuals who share our enthusiasm for Alnwick Castle and can in turn share it with our visitors. Alnwick Castle's seasonal staff are one big team; every member of staff is valued and plays an important part in ensuring visitors have the great experience they expect, and feel safe while doing so.


The friendly welcome, the fascinating history, the amazing food, the interactive learning, the performances and the clean facilities. They are all parts of a great visitor experience, and we are looking for people who can help us achieve it.



Our 2021 season takes place from March until October 2021


Please see our current vacancies below.


 

HOUSE ADMISSION ATTENDANTS


Working closely with the Guides team, Alnwick Castle's House Admission Attendants will ensure visitors enter and exit the State Rooms safely, and that capacities and social distancing measures in place for 2021 are maintained at all times.

This small stewarding team will work at the entry point to the State Rooms, ensuring every visitor has a valid timeslot ticket for entry. You will direct and manage any queues outside the State Rooms entrance, and deliver safety briefings. At the exit, you will ensure visitors return to the Castle grounds safely. This role is primarily outdoors.

Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors, and delivering correct information about the Castle and the safety measures in place for 2021, you must be flexible, reliable, punctual and well-presented. A confident, cheerful, outgoing personality is essential.

To complete an application form, please click here.

If you would like to read a full job description, please click here.

Food and Beverage Assistants


Alnwick Castle is looking for candidates with exemplary customer service skills to be part of a dynamic and diverse team offering an efficient and enjoyable dining experience across a range of food and catering outlets.

Alnwick Castle's Food and Beverage Assistants will be expected to demonstrate flexibility in order to work in all areas of our catering across the Alnwick Castle site, serving food and drinks to visitors, and adhering to all safety and distancing guidelines in place for 2021.

You will also be required to assist with functions offering banqueting service.

To complete an application form, please click here.

If you would like to read a full job description, please click here.
 

KITCHEN porterS


Alnwick Castle is looking for candidates with exemplary customer service skills to be part of a dynamic and diverse team across a range of food outlets. Kitchen Porters will have additional duties supporting the Chefs in our busy kitchen areas.

You will be required to assist the Chefs in keeping all food preparation areas exceptionally clean and organised, and be responsible for the cleaning and storage of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. You will also assist in delivering food to the various outlets around the Castle site. A positive attitude towards work is essential, as is the ability to motivate others.

To complete an application form, please click here.

If you would like to read a full job description, please click here.
 

Please see below for other vacancies around the Estate

Front of House Team - Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland (seasonal)

The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland are looking to recruit Front of House staff to work between March and October 2021.  The museum is located within the grounds of Alnwick Castle. You will make an important contribution to the visitor experience, helping visitors to understand and enjoy the fascinating history of the Regiment and its links with the Percy family. 
 
We are looking for smart, enthusiastic individuals who can provide a warm welcome and are willing to offer help and advice to our visitors.  You will manage visitor entry to the Museum and serve customers in our Gift Shop. Training will be provided.
 
This role requires you to work one or two days per week on a rota basis.  Candidates should be flexible in their working patterns as they may be asked to provide cover at short notice when required.

For more information on the role, please click here.
 
Please apply by email to: fusnorthld@aol.com and supply a covering letter, a current CV, two references and a contact telephone number.

Senior Building Surveyor - Northumberland Estates

An excellent opportunity has arisen within Northumberland Estates for an experienced, enthusiastic and professionally qualified Senior Building Surveyor to be responsible for overseeing the project management of major building projects for the Northern Estates.

You must have a degree in Building Surveying (or other relevant property/construction degree), be chartered, and have at least five years' practical experience. A knowledge of working with historic buildings is advantageous.

You will also be committed to delivering a quality service and have the ambition to succeed. The position is permanent and full-time.

For more information, please click here. A full job description is available on application.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to humanresources@northumberlandestates.co.uk.
 

Alnwick Castle strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. For more information or to view our policy documents please click here.