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Our latest vacancies can be found below.  If you have any questions about any of our vacancies, or would like an informal discussion about working at Castle Howard, please contact our HR department via email at  

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Volunteers – Gardens Team
Would you be willing to join a small but enthusiastic team of volunteers helping in the gardens and grounds of Castle Howard, one of the nation's most famous and impressive stately homes.

There is always a variety of things to do including planting, weeding, pruning, hoeing, edging and watering. We don't require a high level of skill or previous training, but we do need enthusiasm and a keenness to help and do a good job.

You will gain knowledge and experience while enjoying the wonderful surroundings and meeting people of similar interests.

Volunteers work with us from March to the end of October, across Monday to Friday.

If you are interested in being part of the gardening team, we would be keen to hear from you. Enquiries can be made to

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Closing Date: Sun 30th April 2017
Housekeeping Assistant
Salary: £15,080 per annum, pro rata, 30 hours a week over seven days, determined by rota. 4 Month Fixed Term Contract
We are seeking a Housekeeping Assistant to join our team.

On a daily basis you will undertake housekeeping and cleaning duties within the House.

You will be well presented, have previous experience and as a representative of Castle Howard you will be highly professional and discreet.
Contact Information:

Please send your CV and covering letter to HR Department, Estate Office,Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA for the attention of HR department or via email to our recruitment team at

Closing date for applications is 30th April 2017

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check.

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Closing Date: Sun 7th May 2017
Boat Operative
Salary: Up to £7.50 and over 18s only
We require a person to operate our boat on the Great Lake;

This entails the opening and closing procedure, processing payments and exercising exemplary customer service at all times.

Due to this role being weather-dependent other duties within Security, Admissions or Car Park Management may be allocated.

Over 18s only, and you must be a strong swimmer.

First-aid training would be desirable.
Contact Information:

Please send your CV and covering letter to

HR, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA

or email:

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Closing Date: Sun 7th May 2017
Weekend Catering Assistants
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour, working Saturday and Sunday
We require catering assistants to work in in our busy and vibrant Courtyard café, Coffee shop and restaurant. Applicants must

• Thrive in a fast paced customer service environment with your customers at the heart of every decision you make
• Be, patient and informed – be willing to learn about new products and enjoy selling them
• Love talking with customers and delivering amazing experiences, so being energetic, positive and happy will be second nature
• Be willing and enjoy working as part of a team, helping in all aspects of the catering department

What’s in it for you?

• Full staff training with further development opportunities in banqueting and events
• Staff card benefits, including free entry to the house, retail and catering discounts
Contact Information:

If you are interested please send a cover letter and CV outlining your relevant experience to our recruitment team at or alternatively by post to HR Department, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Please include your availability to work within your cover letter.

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Closing Date: Sun 7th May 2017
Farm Shop Business Manager
Salary: Competitve; Full time; five days a week over seven days (including weekends, determined by rota)
We are looking to recruit a Farm Shop Business Manager who possesses creative and commercial flair and has a meticulous eye for detail. The Farm Shop Business Manager will have full responsibility of running the Farm Shop and Butchery departments, making sure they both make a significant financial contribution to Castle Howard.

Focusing on driving profit and increasing average transaction value, the use of purchasing and stock data will assist reviewing of sales performance, purchasing decisions and profit contribution in line with taking full responsibility of profit and loss achievements and targets.

Previous retail management is expected, with considerable knowledge of retail management, promotion and marketing methods, merchandise buying procedures and product market values.

Experience of a similar role in tourist, farm shop or retail would be of benefit, as would a genuine passion for food.
Contact Information:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA or via email to:

Closing date: Sunday 7th May 2017

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