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Collections Technician (Part Time) at Welbeck Abbey

Nottinghamshire | Deadline 19 March 2024

This is a part-time position, 3 days a week, with an 18 month fixed term contract.

Working in Welbeck’s historic house you will play a vital role in the care of the collection during a unique Estate-wide project. Working within a small, highly skilled team you will assist with the relocation of furniture, works of art and further collection across several on-site locations. You will organise storerooms as directed and ensure the appropriate care of all stored collections items. With a nationally significant collection and a time sensitive project afoot, approaching each task with positivity and a solution-seeking at the fore is a must.

Conservation cleaning and some minor repair work to collection items may also be required and will be carried out in-house where possible; training can be provided for the right candidate.

Read the full job vacancy here.

Knebworth House

Park Operations Manager (Maternity Cover) at Knebworth House

Hertfordshire | Deadline 10 March

Knebworth House is looking to recruit a Park Operations Manager.

Knebworth House is the historic home to the Lytton Cobbold Family and sits within Knebworth Park and is the centre piece of the Knebworth Estate. Knebworth House, Park & Gardens is managed by a dedicated management team based at the Estate Office, a short distance from the House. Knebworth House, Park & Gardens are open to the public from March to September. We also host large and small events, concerts, and filming throughout the year.

Working alongside the House & Deputy Operations Managers, you will play a key role in the delivery of the overall visitor and event experience. The principal contact and co-ordinator of Park events, enquiries; park and playground staffing and training; as well as management of various contracts. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this role and the ideal candidate will be able to effectively communicate with all colleagues, visitors, and residents.


Read the full job description 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.

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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.

Doddington Hall & Gardens

Marketing Executive at Doddington Hall & Gardens

Lincolnshire | Deadline 19 February 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative Marketing Executive to join our team.

As a Marketing Executive, you’ll have the opportunity to:

Develop and execute innovative marketing campaigns
Create engaging content across various platforms
Collaborate with all departments across the estate to promote heritage, retail, catering, hospitality, events, accommodation, nature recovery and more.

Please visit here to read the job role profile for full details of this role and fill in the application form.

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.

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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.

Belvoir Castle, Lincolnshire

Senior Sales Manager at Belvoir Castle

Leicestershire | Deadline 30 Feb 2024

Belvoir Castle is looking for a Senior Sales Manager to lead a team to actively market event space, accommodations, and their selection of Belvoir branded products such as wine, gin, and honey. The ideal candidate must be a high-level candidate with exceptional interpersonal skills, outstanding communication skills, and the confidence, resilience, and ambition to create a significant customer base of both corporate and individual clients.

Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Belvoir Castle - Simon Wright

Events & Visitor Experience Assistant at Belvoir Castle

Leicestershire | Deadline 31 January 2024

This will initially be a dual role supporting both our Events Manager and Visitor Experience Manager. They are looking for a candidate who is passionate about delivering Events and Experiences to a high standard.

Key responsibilities:

· Assisting with the planning, coordination and execution of events

· Supporting with the running of castle opening and event operations

· Managing client and supplier contracts, payments, and invoices

· To take a lead role in managing group bookings

· Helping develop the visitor and guest experience

· Supporting the management team with staff training and rotas

· Working collaboratively with our other departments

Ideal candidate:

· Ability to work well under pressure

· Experience in the events industry is essential

· Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills

· Applicants from heritage backgrounds are desirable

· Strong attention to detail to ensure all aspects of an event are properly executed

· Is professional with a courteous manner at all times with clients and suppliers

· Proficient in Microsoft Office, good IT and computer literacy skills

· Has excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritise tasks and efficiently manage their workload in order to meet deadlines

· Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required by event schedules

More information

Stowe House

Assistant House Custodian at Stowe

Buckinghamshire | Deadline 21 January 2024

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as Assistant House Custodian at Stowe, as part of the Stowe House Preservation Trust. You will support our House Custodian across a wide range of responsibilities. Working preferably Tuesday to Thursday, you will be involved in all aspects of the ongoing conservation and upkeep of Stowe House, working closely with the SHPT team, the School, and external contractors and stakeholders, to ensure that Stowe House continues to develop and thrive.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive person, who has excellent admin and organisational skills. If you have a experience and a passion for working within a heritage site then we would love to hear from you.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of Stowe’s 300-year history and help us to share Stowe with our wide range of audiences.

Job description and more information

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Director at Burton Constable Hall

East Yorkshire | Deadline 19 January 2024

The Burton Constable Foundation is seeking the appointment of a Director.

The Foundation owns the magnificent Elizabethan mansion, Georgian Stables and Riding School and Capability Brown Park at Burton Constable which is located between Beverley and Hull in East Yorkshire. The mansion, stables and park are open to the public, which is also the venue for events, weddings and exhibitions.

A Director is to be appointed to manage the Burton Constable Foundation which is overseen by a Board of Trustees. The Chichester Constable family, the former owners still have a presence and live in the South Wing of the mansion.

The Director will lead a small team in the next phase of building on the success of the previous Director. The position will require someone with strong business leadership skills, motivation, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial insight as the Foundation moves into the next stage of its development.


Read the full job description and find out how to apply here.

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Governance Officer at Historic Houses

London | Deadline 28 January 2024

Historic Houses is looking to recruit a Governance Officer.

The role of Governance Officer is at the very heart of the organisation, and you’ll be working closely as part of the Operations and Finance Teams to ensure the smooth running of the association’s governance services and central London offices.

In this role you will provide a professional secretariat service to Historic Houses Council, Board of Directors and its sub-committees. You will help to co-ordinate and manage the Historic Houses National AGM, as well as other governance and corporate events. And you will also take the lead in coordinating Historic Houses awards programme ensuring the smooth running of the application and judging processes, culminating in an award ceremony at our National AGM.


Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Dunvegan Castle

Castle Guide & Visitor Assistant at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye | Deadline 29 February 2024

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is one of the most dynamic, diverse and popular award-winning 5* visitor attractions on the Isle of Skye. These vital positions, as the welcoming face of Dunvegan Castle, require strong communication skills, an interest in Scottish history, and people who will actively engage with the high volume of visitors we welcome each season.

Your main duties will be:
– To welcome all visitors to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.
– To sell admission tickets, castle guidebooks to visitors and actively promote all that we offer to our visitors.
– To actively promote the benefits of Friends of Dunvegan membership to visitors.
– To act as a Guide for visitors in the castle, providing a warm welcome and visitor information.
– To participate in the schedule of castle guided tours for visitors and groups as required.
– However, occasionally situations may arise that require the post holder to perform other duties or tasks as may be reasonably requested by the MacLeod Estates


Read the full job description and how to apply here.


Bryngwyn Hall

Assistant Estate and Events Manager at Bryngwyn Hall

Wales | Deadline 24 December 2023

Bryngwyn Hall are looking for a full time assistant estate and events manager.

Integrity, honesty, a sense of humor and ability to play both leading and supportive roles within the team are key.

Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Stansted Park in Hampshire

Housekeeper at Stansted Park

Hampshire | Deadline 1 December 2023

The Housekeeper role is for someone with exceptional attention to detail, who takes pride in their work and is both self-motivated and flexible. Prior experience of working within a heritage setting is welcomed but not necessary.

Working under the supervision of the House and Events Manager, the Housekeeper, alongside two others, will be responsible for the protection, cleaning and care of contents in the Mansion. You will be responsible for the proper preparation for and clean up after private functions and events in the House. This includes handling chattels and function furniture.

The Housekeeper will also take care of and clean the communal areas of our commercial office spaces.

This job role includes being responsible for the cleaning and care of one our private residential tenants spaces.

This full-time role is a blended job opportunity comprising 24 hours per week working for Stansted Park Foundation and 12 hours per week working for a private residential client.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone enthusiastic with a passion for historic buildings and would enjoy the flexibility of this dual role. If this is you, we would love to hear from you!


Read the full description and how to apply here.

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