Working at The Garden

Join the team!

A major cultural development project, The Alnwick Garden is the largest tourist attraction in Northumberland. The Garden brings employment, education and a broader economic base to this rural area.

As a constantly evolving organisation, the working environment at The Garden is a dynamic one. There’s lots to do, and we always question how best to do things, welcome new ideas and try to take a fresh and innovative approach. Our motto is, "only dead fish swim with the stream".

Most jobs here involve dealing with visitors, or potential visitors, and so The Garden is dedicated to the highest standards of customer service; we are all ambassadors for the project. Attitude and aptitude can be more important than lots of experience. In some roles we can offer real flexibility, and there are opportunities for people with all kinds of needs.



Seasonal Staff Recruitment Day/Evening

The Alnwick Garden is recruiting seasonal staff to work across various departments:

  • Admissions Staff
  • Visitor Services
  • Retail
  • Cleaners
  • Poison Garden
  • Program Project Workers
  • Treehouse Chef's seasonal and permanent

 Interested candidates to attend our recruitment day/evening on Thursday 5th February between 2pm – 7pm in the Pavilion Room 

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th February 2015.

Theatrical Performers

A strange wind is blowing through The Alnwick Garden, bringing with it a troupe of brave young souls ready for a mystical adventure.
Will you help them on their crusade? Can you guide their path and keep them safe from harm?

Your toil shall be set in a range of shifts: daytime, evening and weekends. Hirelings should possess experience in the delivery of excellent customer service and the ability to uphold their character. Experience of working with children is preferred. Energy, enthusiasm and a belief in magic are essential.

Only heroes and heroines need apply.

A part of The Alnwick Garden’s new, exciting events programme, outgoing and theatrical people with or without performing experience are invited to apply for our seasonal positions (variable hours inc. weekends and holidays) from April to September. To follow your destiny download the application forms below and send to Sue Broster, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU or email it along with your C.V. 
Applicants are welcome to attend our open day on the 5th February.
Application Closing date for applications: 20th February 2015.


Treehouse Restaurant

Waiting Staff

Salary dependent upon experience. 

The Alnwick Garden Treehouse Restaurant isn growing year on year and we now open 6 evenings a week during the summer and 4 evenings a week during off peak season, as such we need to recuit additional full time staff. You will need to be able to work a range of shifts: daytime, evening and weekends. Experience of working in a busy restaurant is essential as is experience in quality customer service. In return you will be offered an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and career. 

If you are interested in joining the team please download an application form below and send it to David Scott, Treehouse Restaurant Manager, The Treehouse Restaurant, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU or email it to along with your C.V


Work experience, training and internships

The Alnwick Garden offers a range of work experience and training opportunities. If you would like to spend time working with our team. Below is the application form and equal opportunities form, both of which can be downloaded.

Application form

Equal Opportunities form

If you require further information you can write to

If you have not heard within 4 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.



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The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

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