What's on

Historical Grounds Tour

24 Mar - 13 Sep 2016

Join our knowledgeable guides to hear fascinating stories of the castle's architecture and history.

Broomstick Training

20 Jun - 13 Sep 2016

Learn how to master your broom with our resident wizard professors!

Alnwick Castle 'On Location' Tour

24 Mar - 13 Sep 2016

Tour the castle's film locations with an entertaining costumed guide!

Have-a-go archery

22 Apr - 13 Sep 2016

Steady your arm and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills.

Crafts with the Company of Artisans

22 Oct - 30 Oct 2016

Try your hand at making medieval crafts with the Company of Artisans.

Working at Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest visitor attractions in the North East, and is an exciting and varied place to work. Please take a look at our vacancies below to see if there is a role to suit your skills and interests.

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Join the team!

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest and most iconic tourist attractions in the North East. The castle brings employment, education and a broader economic base to this rural area.

Most jobs at Alnwick Castle involve dealing with visitors, or potential visitors, and we are dedicated to the highest standards of customer service. We are all ambassadors for the castle. Attitude and aptitude can be more important than lots of experience, and in some roles we can offer real flexibility - there are opportunities for people with all kinds of needs.

Every year, we employ extra staff during the busy summer season. Our summer recruitment takes place well before the summer begins, with applications considered in the spring. If you would like to spend your summer working at Alnwick Castle, please check our current vacancies below.

Any future vacancies will be posted on this page.


Although we are no longer recruiting for the summer, we always welcome applications which we'll keep hold of till the end of the season. If a vacancy opens between now and then we'll be in touch.

Historical Interpreter & Performer

We're looking for individuals full of energy to join our performance team during the Summer holidays, with the possibility of having the contract extended to the end of our 2016 season.

This is an ideal opportunity for students looking for summer work.

Duties include:

  • Delivering tours, demonstrations, craft workshops and performances to a wide range of visitors.
  • Enhancing the experience for all visitors.

In one of the most interactive roles at the castle you’ll be part of a team full of artistic flair, strong vocal ability, performance skills and plenty of energy. An interest in history would be suited to this role. Enthusiasm, flexibility and teamwork is essential, full training will be given.

Click here to view Job Description & Person Specification.

Click here for an Application Form.

To apply, please send a covering email and a completed application form to helen.robinson@northumberlandestates.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can post your application to the following address:

Recruitment, Helen Robinson, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ.

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Applications for Alnwick Castle's 2016 season have now closed.