Castle Custodian at Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye

Dunvegan Castle

  • Closing date
    29 January 2021
  • Salary

Situated on the Isle of Skye, award winning 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is an iconic part of Scotland’s heritage and attracts well over 180,000 visitors every year. Ancestral home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years, the castle houses a unique and world-famous collection including the Fairy Flag, Jacobite relics and portrait paintings by Ramsay, Zoffany and Raeburn in addition to an extensive archive.

We are looking for a highly motivated Castle Custodian with a passion for Highland history, to help bring that history to life for our visitors. Responsible for the conservation, interpretation and presentation of Dunvegan Castle’s extensive collection in conjunction with the Executive Director, you will need to demonstrate drive and common sense combined with an ability to manage and develop a diverse team of staff. No stranger to a toolbox, you will take a hands-on approach to general maintenance, housekeeping and security. Your excellent communication skills together with your experience in a customer-facing role will enable you to manage guided tours, events, functions, media and general public enquiries. We offer accommodation and a competitive salary commensurate with this position. The job description can be downloaded here.

To apply for this role, please email Completed applications should be sent by email along with your CV, the names of two referees and a covering letter stating why your skills and experience match the key result areas and why you would like to work here. Please include your current salary details (basic plus any benefits) and your salary expectations of the role when applying.

Closing date for applications is 29 January 2021 and interviews will be undertaken in February. The start date for this role is 1 March 2021.

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