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.


 

state room and tour guideS


If you enjoy learning about history and art, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds, a seasonal role as a State Room and Tour Guide is well suited for you.

Based in the State Rooms, or delivering full guided tours in the Castle grounds, you will contribute to every visitor's enjoyment of Alnwick Castle and bring its history and collections to life. Guides in 2021 will help visitors stay safe in the State Rooms by monitoring capacity and ensuring social distancing is maintained.

Enthusiasm for working with members of the public, the ability to retain knowledge, and the skills to communicate information in a clear, friendly and accessible way are essential.


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Historical InterpreterS & PerformerS


Do you have the energy and excitement to bring history to life?

Alnwick Castle is currently recruiting for Historical Interpreters and Performers for the upcoming season. You could be part of a fast-paced, hard-working team with a focus on making the day memorable for everyone.

You must be available between three to five days a week from March to October and be prepared to work weekends and some evenings.

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SEASONAL CHEFS


Alnwick Castle is now recruiting for seasonal Chefs. Working under the guidance of our senior Chef, you will deliver a wide range of food products for various catering outlets across the Castle site. You will be part of a close-knit team, dedicated to preparing a high standard of delicious food.

A commitment to maintaining this high standard of service and production within the kitchen, and a positive attitude to work, is essential. You must be eager to learn and develop your current skills.

Excellent communication and teamwork skills, and experience of working in a busy, high pressure kitchen environment, are also required.

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HOUSE ADMISSION ATTENDANTS


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. 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 safety measures in place for 2021, you must be flexible, reliable, punctual and well-presented. A confident, cheerful, outgoing personality is essential.

You should be fully available for work during July and August, our busiest months of opening.

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VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANTS
AND ADMISSIONS TILL OPERATORS


If you are flexible, reliable, punctual and well-presented, a role in the Visitor Services and Admissions team may be for you.

Duties include serving customers using EPOS till systems, providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors, delivering correct information on the Castle's various opening times, prices, activities and facilities, and ticket checking at Castle entry points. This role is primarily outdoors.

Staff in 2021 will also help visitors stay safe during their time at Alnwick Castle by monitoring capacity and ensuring social distancing is maintained. Anyone with excellent customer service and/or till operating skills would be well-suited for this role.

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CLEANING OPERATIVES


Alnwick Castle is now recruiting for seasonal Cleaning Operatives. Duties will include cleaning across the Castle site and in several offices, emptying bins, and ensuring the Castle grounds are kept litter-free at all times.

You must be flexible and well-presented, and will be required to work split shifts - mornings, afternoons, and the occasional evening. Weekend working is essential. A successful candidate will demonstrate recent experience as a Cleaning Operative, and some knowledge of various cleaning equipment. Some heavy lifting may be required.

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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.