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.



  • Closing Date: 25th May 2017

    Volunteer Guide

    The Alnwick Garden volunteer team wants you to join them. We are always keen to welcome new members to use some of their spare time to help with The Alnwick Garden activities. There are a variety of roles to choose from and our enthusiastic, friendly team appreciates all contributions. No matter what you get involved in, our volunteers are vital to the charitable works of The Garden and making sure our visitors get the best-ever day out.

    Pre-arranged groups regularly enjoy a guided tour with a volunteer, who will be able to give them more detail about The Garden and show them aspects which they might otherwise overlook.

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  • Closing Date: 10/06/2018

    Seasonal Cleaning Staff

    We are recruiting!

    We have an immediate opportunity for a seasonal cleaner to work here at The Garden and The Treehouse at The Alnwick Garden, so if you would like to find out more then please complete the application form below and email to

    You can download an application form here

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  • Closing Date: 08/05/2018

    Full Time Chef

    We are currently recruiting for full time, permanant chef to work in The Treehouse.

    Please complete an application form and email to

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  • Closing Date: 29th June 2018

    Seasonal Staff

    As Summer approaches and The Garden is getting busier, we are recruiting for seasonal staff...

     We are looking for two highly energetic, enthusiastic people to join the team over the summer for the following roles:


    "Ice Cream Bike Rider Person"

    This role is so cool that we've even invented a job title for it.  Imagine this on your CV - what a talking point!  We are looking for someone to ride our brilliant Ice Cream bike around The Garden selling frozen treats to our wonderfully warm guests!  Note, for this role you don't need to be Bradley Wiggins - a basic ability to ride a bike is fine!  And if you haven't ridden one for a while, then we're sure you'll remember - it's just like riding a bike.....   


    "Fabulous Facepainting Fanatic"

    Once the ice cream has sold and the faces have become sticky, you will be coming into your own by covering up this mess with some artistic designs.  You will be painting the faces of the little darlings who visit so you will need to have artistic flair and the patience of a saint in equal measures.  Please note that as parents ourselves we can guarantee that you will need to be able to accurately paint the following:  unicorns, Spiderman and butterflies.  And - oddly - a piglet.


    We are looking for highly enthusiastic, motivated, patient and fun people who have already gained experience in customer care.


    To find out more and apply for either of these positions please send your CV to by starting off your email in the following way:


    Dear Tracey


    I would be your number one choice for the role of ......................  because ......................

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2018 Application Form

Download our 2018 Application Form here