Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bringing the Magic Alive for Castle's Visitors

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bringing the Magic Alive for Castle's Visitors

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Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com

FROM tour guides to shop assistants, Alnwick Castle is looking to recruit up to 100 seasonal staff members as it gears up for 2018.

The popular attraction in Northumberland gets thousands of visitors from across the world every year.

The venue will reopen on March 29 in time for the Easter weekend, but before then extra seasonal staff must be recruited, trained, and in place to welcome visitors.

A selection of jobs will be advertised over the coming weeks and bosses say the ability to engage with visitors in a warm, friendly, efficient way is a must in all roles.

A spokesman said: "The warm welcome, the fascinating history, the amazing food, the interactive learning, the story-telling and the clean facilities are all crucial. Every element contributes to the great visitor experience that people talk about. Alnwick Castle is looking for the right people to ensure all of this is achieved once more in 2018."

The roles will shortly be advertised on the Alnwick Castle website and on social media but to get in early, people can contact recruitment@alnwickcastle.com with an expression of interest and the team will send you an application form as soon as they are available on January 2. Alnwick Castle says it will be unable to reply individually to every applicant, so if applicants haven't heard back by February 14, they have unfortunately been unsuccessful. For more information about the venue, go to www.alnwickcastle.com The roles up for grabs are: Film tour guide The job will involve taking groups of guests and school children around many areas of the castle as seen on TV and in films such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Downton Abbey and Transformers: The Last Knight. If you're keen on films, can talk confidently to groups, and can share your enthusiasm with people of all ages, then this might be just the ticket.

Historical interpreters and performers If you're a natural performer or even a trained actor, this might interest you. …

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