Join the Beningbrough Hall team

A volunteer delights a young visitor

Get more involved with the work we do. There are a wide range of opportunities to suit all skill sets and time commitments.

Looking for a job?

Visit the National Trust jobsite for full details of any current vacancies and to apply.  

At busy times of year we do take on further staff and for the most up to date information on any vacancies that might be available but not yet listed online, please call the property office on 01904 472027 or email with your phone number and any managers that are recruiting will be in touch.

Don't forget to see what opportunities there are available at Treasurer's House and Goddards House and Garden.

Open days

Whether it's paid work, one of the volunteer roles currently advertised or simply a speculative enquiry, come and meet the team and have a chat about what you're interested in.

The next recruitment open days at Beningbrough will be:

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 10am - 2pm

Saturday 13 January 2018, 9 - 11am

Booking isn't necessary but if it's a specific role you're interested in, call us to make an appointment to see the right person, otherwise simply turn up between the above times for a cuppa and a chat.

Video

What is it like to volunteer?

If you've ever considered volunteering then let this short film show a little more of what you might expect volunteering at Beningbrough. Current volunteers and previous volunteers share their experiences and what they like best about it. The video itself was created as a volunteer project in partnership with the University of York.

Where could you volunteer?

Front of house

Join the warm and welcoming admissions team to help visitors plan their day, learn more about membership or discover special events on that day.

Join the shop team and help with stock merchandising, sales, raffle ticket promotion, caring for the plants or join the second hand book team to sort, price and re-stock. 

Behind the scenes

Help keep the wheels turning with administrative support, project work or as part of the volunteer recruitment and training team.

If you're interested in all things marketing there are opportunities to write press releases and articles, develop the website & social media, help with promotion and create posters

Restaurant

If food and service is your passion, and you enjoy being in a busy environment, the catering team have opportunities front of house - serving, clearing and assisting with any queues.

If you're inspired by the Great British Bake off and have the skills to match, there could be a place for you in the kitchen.

Learning

Help the delivery or organisation of one of the formal school programmes or work with the Learning Officer to develop new self-led experiences.

There are regular Artrageous! workshops where families get hands-on and creative, volunteers help with leading the workshops and planning the activities.

Working together to do the annual coppice
Four people working in the garden cutting back leaves

Garden

How does the garden grow? Get hands-on helping the team with everything from weeding and pruning to edging and planting. For larger projects join the parkland team or tackle some maintenance if you're 'handy' at DIY.

Alternatively, reveal the stories of the gardens and interact with visitors as a garden engagement volunteer.

Hall

If you're interested in history, art & communicating with visitors, the hall could be perfect for you, we have a large team of friendly room guides and visitor engagement volunteers.

If behind the scenes is more your thing join the conservation volunteers who help with the care of the collection from cataloguing to conservation.

What happens next?

We'd like to match your skills to the right role depending on your preferences, time commitment and where we currently have a vacancy.

Visit the myvolunteering website to search for current volunteering opportunities near you and apply online.

Email us if you have any further questions or enquiries.

Fancy an away day with a difference?

For bespoke corporate away days and team-building, put on your boots and spend a day on the estate repairing fences, planting hedges or clearing the woods.
Contact us to find out more.

Join the York Association

The York Association of the National Trust (YANT) share a passion for supporting local properties through social activities, walks, trips & events. NT members & non-members equally welcome.