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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

Closing Date: Fri 2nd June 2017
Farm Shop Retail Assistant
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour

To enable us to deliver a consistent, high quality offering to our visitors we are looking to recruit a Retail Assistant to work primarily within our Farm Shop.

Either 2 or 3 shifts per week (16 or 24 hours) over 7 days to include weekends and Bank Holidays in rotation with other members of the Farm Shop team.

Job Requirements

  • Previous experience of working in a delicatessen or farm shop would be ideal or previous experience of working in a cafe/catering environment.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service
  • Food hygiene & safety qualification desirable


  • To assist in the day to day running of the Farm Shop  and the delicatessen area
  • Serving customers in our deli
  • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate inventory levels within the outlet
  • Ensure the highest quality of food and customer service is provided at all times


  • Flexible hours, shifts will be according to rota to include weekend and Bank Holiday working to suit the needs of the business.
Contact Information:

Please send your CV and covering letter to :

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

or email:

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Closing Date: Fri 2nd June 2017
Salary: competitive salary; 40 hours per week (5 shifts) over seven days
Castle Howard is one of Britain's greatest historic houses. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years it is a major tourist destination, attracting over 250,000 visitors a year to the castle and grounds.

We are seeking a Caretaker to join our Household team in maintaining a secure and clean environment within the House and surrounding buildings for the Howard family and the many visitors to Castle Howard.

This is a key role in ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the House and requires someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, calm under pressure and well presented.

All caretakers are qualified first aiders, fire wardens (training will be provided) and require a clean and valid driving license. A working knowledge of current legislation and regulations including electrical, fire, gas and security systems and IOSH/H&S training/qualification are desirable.
Contact Information:

For further details and the job specification please visit our website

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA or via email to: by 22 May 2017.

Applicants must have a 5 year checkable work history.

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Closing Date: Mon 12th June 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: Mon 19th June 2017
Retail Assistant
Salary: £7.20/hr over 18's, £7.50/hr over 25's

We have an opportunity within  our team for a Retail Assistant. Our Retail Assistants work within the Carriage house and House Gift shop delivering exemplary customer service and adding to the memorable experience for all our visitors. 

If you would like to apply for the role of Retail Assistant previous retail and cash handling experience is desirable and a flexible, hardworking attitude is essential. You will have an eye for detail and enjoy working in a customer facing role.

This is a seasonal summer full time position until September 2017.

Contact Information:

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to or alternatively by post to Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA for the attention of HR.

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