A major seasonal recruitment campaign has begun for Alnwick Castle, one of Northumberland’s leading visitor attractions.

Applications are now being welcomed for a range of positions in visitor services, food and drink and retail for the castle’s season which runs from 29 March until late October 2024.

In total, more than 150 positions are available covering both full and part-time roles. More information on the vacancies is available on the Alnwick Castle website, with applications due by 14 January.

Renowned for its fascinating history dating back to the Norman period, the Castle attracts over 250,000 visitors every year. It is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK and has served as a military outpost, a teaching college, a refuge for evacuees, and not least as a family home for the Percy family. It is also well known to legions of Harry Potter fans, playing a major role in that movie series, as well as providing a filming location for Dungeons and Dragons, Downton Abbey, Transformers: The Last Knight and Elizabeth among others.

Catherine Neil, Head of Alnwick Castle Ventures, said: “Alnwick Castle is a popular visitor attraction in North East England and one of the most iconic castles in Britain. We want people to have the greatest day possible when they visit, whether they want to discover the castle’s history, explore our film connections or just have fun.

“In order to make this happen, we need people with a passion for Alnwick Castle who can share that enthusiasm with our visitors. We’ve got a variety of opportunities available to match a wide range of skills and experience as well as part and full-time opportunities.

“Every member of Alnwick Castle’s seasonal staff plays a key role in ensuring visitors have the best experience possible and feel safe. We would love to hear from people who value the flexibility of a seasonal position and who would enjoy working in a place where history is brought to life.”

Positions available include:

  • Visitor services assistants and admissions till operators
  • Food and beverage assistants
  • Film tour guides
  • State room and tour guides
  • State room and tour guides
  • Seasonal chef
  • Administrative assistants
  • Retail assistants
  • Kitchen assistants
  • Kitchen porters

Application forms and full job descriptions are available on the Alnwick Castle website, www.alnwickcastle.com/jobs.