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House Intern at Godinton House

Kent | Deadline 15 June

A unique opportunity to spend a year living and working on a small, historic estate learning about the care, running, maintenance and workings of a country house open to the public. Run by the Godinton House Preservation Trust, one enthusiastic house intern is employed each year in order to develop knowledge and skills that will prove useful in developing a career within the heritage sector. You will join a small, friendly, passionate team, and have opportunities to learn a broad range of skills as well as the chance to pursue your own projects and interests.

Salary: £23,795.20 per annum

If you have any queries/questions, or wish to discuss the role further, please contact Chloe at house@godintonhouse.co.uk or on 01233 643854. To apply for the role, please send a CV and cover letter to Chloe West, at house@godintonhouse.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 15th June. Interviews will be held in June.

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Fairfax House

Volunteer Room Host at Fairfax House

York | Deadline 31 December 2024

Fairfax House is looking for volunteer Room Hosts.

Our Room Hosts are essential and valued members of our team. The museum cannot open to the public without them!

Volunteering at Fairfax House gives you the chance to protect and share a beautiful eighteenth-century townhouse. It’s also a great way to increase your skills and knowledge, especially if you’re interested in history, museums or education.

Find out more here.

St Osyth Priory and Parish Trust

Grants and Fundraising Officer at St Osyth Priory & Trust

Essex | Deadline 28 June 2024

This post will play a key role in assisting in the development, management and delivery of St Osyth Priory & Parish Trust’s fundraising strategy: particularly in securing match funding as we embark on a major programme of capital works to the Tithe Barn and Old Dairy. They will develop the match-funding strategy and pipeline, proactively looking for opportunities, and build relationships with funders, as well as supporting the Trust with administrative support that includes but is not limited to grant management and reporting. In the future, this will also involve a future wave of fundraising for the Grade I listed Abbott’s Tower and Grade II listed Cart Lodge, with the aim of bringing these important historic buildings back into meaningful and sustainable use as part of the Trust’s work.

Read more and how to apply here.

Domestic Horticultural Gardener at Welbeck Estates

Nottinghamshire | Deadline 23 June 2024

Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates, set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty. The Estate extends to some 15,000 acres, straddling the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Several areas of the Estate have been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, providing a fantastic habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. Much of the land on the Estate is used for agriculture and forestry purposes.

An opportunity has arisen for someone to join the team to focus primarily on the maintenance of gardens and borders of a domestic property within the heart of the estate.

Read the full vacancy and how to apply here.

Raby Castle, County Durham

Archivist at Raby Castle

Co Durham | Deadline 10 June

The Raby Estate comprises landholdings and trading operations in Co Durham and Shropshire that are owned by Lord Barnard. Raby Estate business operations include in-house farms, let farms and residential property, visitor attractions and sporting enterprises across 3 Estates in Co Durham and Shropshire.

Raby Castle near Staindrop has been the home of the Vane family for generations and is open to visitors. Lord and Lady Barnard seek to develop the Castle and grounds so that Raby Castle becomes one of the foremost visitor attractions in the North.

There is also an extensive Estate archive and collection of fine art held principally at Raby Castle. Raby Estates now seeks to develop a curatorial, archives and exhibition programme to safeguard the collections at Raby and support the interpretation for visitors to Raby Castle.

Working closely with Lord & Lady Barnard and the Curator, this appointment involves responsibility for the archive collections, to include cataloguing and improved storage and access and supporting the development of exhibitions and interpretive materials for visitors.

 

Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Limnerslease historic house

Ticketing Assistant at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Surrey | Deadline 17 June 2024

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is looking for an organised individual to support the organisation with ticketing tasks. As an integral member of the Marketing and Admissions team, you will help support ticketing set up, booking enquiries and reporting that help to deliver excellent customer service, event sales and drive admissions to this Arts and Crafts gem in Compton, Surrey.

Working collaboratively with the Head of Marketing and Admissions as well as the public facing teams, you will support creative tactics to drive sales online, help to manage group bookings, and understand customer needs to help develop the functionality of our systems. This role is critical to the continued success of the organisation’s exciting programme of events and exhibitions.

Organisation, teamwork and attention to detail are key to success in this position.

 

For more details and how to apply, see the full job description here.

The Merchant's House in Wiltshire

Event Support Volunteer at The Merchant's House

Wiltshire | Deadline 9 July 2024

Fundraising provides vital income to The Merchant’s House, and Event Support Volunteers will help to ensuring our events run smoothly and raise as much funds as possible. Event Support Volunteers will be front of house at events, working with the Fundraising & Events Coordinator to create exciting new events each year and preparing for them. This could be administrative and marketing in the run up, and then helping to set out events or even decorate the historic house for Christmas!

Read the full vacancy and how to apply here.

The Merchant's House in Wiltshire

House Volunteer at The Merchant's House

Wiltshire | Deadline 9 July 2024

Historic House Volunteers are vital in bringing The Merchant’s House to life, ensuring as many people as possible are able to visit this magnificent building. Welcoming our visitors and sharing their knowledge of The Merchant’s House, the Bayly family and the history of the house and Marlborough in the 17th century in a fascinating and enjoyable way will provide our visitors with the best experience possible. With training, Historic House Volunteers help to care for and catalogue our extensive collection, over 3,000 objects, paintings and items of furniture.

Read the full job application and how to apply here.

Madresfield Court

House Steward (Live-In) at Madresfield Court

No deadline | Worcestershire

We have a rare opportunity for a live-in House Steward to join our friendly, private household team at Madresfield Court.

If you are enthusiastic, flexible, proactive, highly organised and service orientated, we would love to hear from you.

For further information about the role and details of how to apply please email hv@madresfield.co.uk.  

Please also see the vacancy here.

Chef de Partie at Knowsley Hall

Merseyside | No deadline

A wonderful opportunity has risen to work within the Knowsley team, and we are in search of a bright, enthusiastic, and ambitious Chef de Partie who loves food and hospitality and has a desire to deliver excellent food in line with our fabulous reputation.

The Derby family have been renowned for their hospitality for six centuries and we pride ourselves on maintaining this tradition with the highest quality ingredients and food provenance. Our kitchen family are passionate about seasonal, locally produced dishes. As a seal of quality, The Earl and Countess of Derby personally taste and approve every dish before its inclusion on our menus. Here at Knowsley our main concern is respecting food and ensuring that every plate is treated with the same love and respect, whether we are creating a dish for one person or over a hundred.

 

Read the full job vacancy and how to apply here.

Housekeeper at Knowsley Hall

Merseyside | No deadline

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Housekeeper to join our passionate and talented Housekeeping team.

Working Hours: 15 hours per week contract available. Hours can be anything between the hours of 8am – 11pm Monday through Sunday, must be able to work over weekends. Flexibility is key for us so please do let us know your availability when applying.

Salary: £12.25 per hour

Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Burton Constable Hall front and statue

Maintenance Technician (Buildings Fabric) at Burton Constable Hall

Yorkshire | Deadline 26 April 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Maintenance Technician to join the team at Burton Constable.

Burton Constable Hall – an Elizabethan mansion house with collections, Georgian stables and Capability Brown parkland was saved for the nation in 1992 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. It has over seven-hundred years of fascinating history and, more importantly, an exciting and inspiring vision for its long-term future.

As Maintenance Technician, you will ensure that buildings and facilities at Burton Constable are well looked after, well maintained and compliant. You will be responsible for reactive and preventative maintenance of all buildings and facilities. No two days are the same at Burton Constable, so your approach will need to be flexible and adaptable. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and driven and have a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

 

Read the full job description and apply here.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please telephone Helen Dewson, 01964 508160

The Bishop's Palace

Visitor Experience Assistant Manager at The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Wells | Deadline 17 April 2024

The Bishop’s Palace is a thirteenth century medieval palace and has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. The Palace is surrounded by a breath-taking moat, drawbridge and iconic gatehouse. It is a beautiful and inspirational place to work. As a charitable organisation our purpose is to protect The Bishop’s Palace.

The Visitor Experience Assistant Manager will support the Visitor Experience Manager and team in the day-to-day management of the visitor facing side of the Palace including admissions, gift shop, membership, and events. You’ll need to be a confident, practical team leader who can react to different situations. You will act as Duty Manager, support the Front of House team and support the fulfilment of the KPIs relating to ticket and membership sales along with secondary spends.

To join the team you will have experience of working in heritage, retail or hospitality, ideally with some experience of Duty Management/Supervisor at site open to visitors. You will excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills. You will be self-motivated, use your initiative and have the ability to resolve issues quickly with excellent customer service skills. You will also have excellent ICT skills and ideally experience with ticketing/till systems.

Read the full job vacancy and how to apply here.

The Charterhouse gate

School Educator / Learning Facilitator (Freelance) at The Charterhouse

London | Deadline 15 April

We are looking for a small team of talented, skilled and imaginative freelance educators to work with us on our Learning Programme. Our sessions are designed to support pupils’ study of subjects including history, religious studies and art.

Our schools programme covers Key Stage 1 to 2 and encompasses a range of playful, practical and stimulating workshops for schools. The freelance educator role is essential to the success of this. The role is responsible for the delivery of high quality learning activities delivered to schools that will increase participation and generate crucial departmental income.

As a schools freelancer you will join our Museum and Learning Team lead by the Museum Manager and supported by an enthusiastic team of front of house staff and volunteers. You will engage and inspire school groups as you deliver a varied programme of activities.

 

Read the full job vacancy here.

Dunvegan Castle during the summer

Housekeeper at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye | Deadline 31 May 2024

This full-time and/or part-time role is key to preserving the rich heritage legacy of the Dunvegan Castle and ensuring that we maintain our 5* visitor experience. We are looking for a highly motivated couple and/or individuals to join the team and clean the castle and estate properties (year-round) and our seasonal visitor facilities to a 5* standard (1 April – 15 October). You will ensure that all public areas of the castle and the associated visitor facilities are kept clean and well-presented. Working as part of a team delivering exceptional service to our visitors and the family when they are in residence, the ideal candidate will be an honest, self-motivated, and practical individual with previous experience in a similar role, capable of adapting to the requirements of conservation cleaning and managing their time effectively.

As we operate 7 days per week during our open season, this role will suit a couple/individual(s) interested in working flexible hours which may include some evenings and/or weekends during the season. In addition, situations may arise that require you to perform other duties or tasks as may be reasonably requested by your line manager.

Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Dunvegan Castle during the summer

Gardener at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye | Deadline 31 March 2024

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is an iconic part of Scotland’s heritage at the heart of the 41,000-acre MacLeod Estate on the Isle of Skye. As the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years, Dunvegan is a multi-award-winning 5* heritage attraction, acting as a magnet for over 180,000 visitors per year.

This full-time and/or part-time role requires an experienced gardener with common sense and a practical approach in all aspects of horticulture to join the existing team and assist the Head Gardener with the development of this award winning garden of national importance which won the RHS Partner Garden Scotland in 2022.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2024. We offer a competitive salary and staff benefit package commensurate with this role. Please include current salary details (basic plus any benefits) and your salary expectations of the role when applying. The job description can be found at https://www.dunvegancastle.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/JD-Gardener-2023-1.pdf

Dunvegan Castle during the summer

Groundsperson at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye | Deadline 31 March 2024

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is an iconic part of Scotland’s heritage at the heart of the 41,000-acre MacLeod Estate on the Isle of Skye. As the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years, Dunvegan is a multi-award-winning 5* heritage attraction, acting as a magnet for over 180,000 visitors per year.

This full-time and/or part-time role requires someone with a can-do and common-sense attitude, together with experience in all aspects of garden maintenance and hard landscaping work, to join the existing team and assist the Head Gardener with the upkeep of this award-winning garden of national importance which won the RHS Partner Garden Scotland in 2022.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2024. We offer a competitive salary and staff benefit package commensurate with this role. Please include current salary details (basic plus any benefits) and your salary expectations of the role when applying. The job description can be found at https://www.dunvegancastle.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/JD-Groundsperson-2023.pdf

Capesthorne Hall front

Hall Steward at Capesthorne Hall

Cheshire | Deadline 31 July 2024

Capesthorne Hall is looking to recruit Hall Stewards, required to work when the Hall is open to the public on Sundays and Mondays from April until the end of October.

Working for 3.5 to 4 hours on 2 or 3 days a month, the role involves Hall security duties, directing visitors and answering questions on the history of Capesthorne Hall and its contents.

 

Read more and how to apply here.

Dunvegan Castle

Castle Custodian at Dunvegan Castle

Isle of Skye | Deadline 31 March

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 recruiting, training and line managing the castle guides, ticket office and visitor facility cleaning teams, you will need to demonstrate drive and common sense combined with some experience of working within the heritage sector and knowledge of Scottish and Highland history.

Responsible for the conservation, interpretation, and presentation of Dunvegan Castle’s extensive historic collection with a mission to maintain its 5* visitor experience, you will need to be no stranger to a toolbox and 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.

More information, and applications, here.

Wilton House in Wiltshire

Estate Accountant at Wilton House

Wiltshire | Deadline 4 March

Due to retirement, Wilton Estate, is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the management team who will be responsible for all aspects of the operational, financial and business management of the Estate

Competitive Salary dependent on experience

For full job description visit here.

P.G. Wodehouse Book at Middleton Hall

Creative Marketing Assistant (Social Media & Graphic Design) at Norwood Park Estate

Nottingham | Deadline 25 February

The Norwood Park Estate has an exciting opportunity for a Creative Marketing Assistant to join our team. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team and contribute to the success of the estate. You’ll be working closely with the Brand & Marketing Manager, within a small and collaborative team to support and implement marketing activity for the estate’s multiple business streams.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to gain broad marketing experience, supporting across estate-wide marketing activity. The ideal candidate will have a creative mind with strong experience of working on brand social media platforms and a background in creative graphic design. You should be comfortable creating content for a variety of channels and audiences, with the ability to demonstrate experience of this in previous roles.

 

Read the full job description here.

The Bishop's Palace Frontage

Events Co-ordinator at The Bishop's Palace (Part-Time)

Wells | Deadline 20 February 2024

The Bishop’s Palace is looking for an Events Coordinator.

The Events Coordinator will work with the Visitor Experience Manager in developing and delivering our public events programme as well as working alongside the front of house team to welcome our visitors on a day-to-day basis. Our varied year-round events programme, along with visitor admissions and memberships, generate income which will ensure the longevity of this site for future generations. As the Events Coordinator you will take the lead in devising, organising and delivering the range of events. You will also act as Duty Manager on a rotational basis, supporting the front of house team.

Read the full job description and how to apply here.

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