Jobs at Stowe

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Imagine arriving to work every day with a breathtaking view that never gets tired or taking your lunch in a tranquil garden. Jobs at Stowe offer rewarding career development, a positive team attitude and an office like no other in 250 acres of Europe's finest landscape gardens.

At Stowe we strive to give the best visitor experience whilst growing our visitor numbers to help us raise vital funds to restore the gardens. Each individual job has a direct impact on our charitable cause from selling scones in the cafe to maintaining the garden. With big ambitions to develop, we're growing our team. 

Stowe and the Aylesbury Vale Portfolio

As well as looking after Stowe, we care for a group of properties in the Aylesbury Vale Portfolio: Claydon, Buckingham Chantry Chapel, Boarstall Tower, Boarstall Duck Decoy, Long Crendon Courthouse and King's Head. Some of our roles involve cross-property working which provides you with experience of a breadth of historial eras and property styles, from a Medieval tower to a grand Georgian house. You'll help us achieve our plan as part of a larger group.

Visitor Experience Manager, full time, £31,671 per annum. Applications close 31 March. You’ll be responsible for helping to set the strategic direction of visitor engagement at this range of outdoor places. Planning and developing programming, events and interpretation, you’ll have ultimate responsibility for the day to day visitor experience. You’ll continually work towards improving the experience so people connect emotionally to our places and what we stand for.

Working collaboratively across the portfolio, you'll deliver programming and to promote the work of the properties through conventional and digital media. You’ll also provide leadership within the team of staff and volunteers to ensure a culture of exceptional service is championed, where each visitor experience is of a consistent quality and warm welcome.

You’ll be responsible for monitoring and achieving stretching targets whilst operating tight budget control and putting conservation at the heart of everything you do. Care and conservation is central to the Trust, and you will build on opportunities to connect visitor experiences with conservation across our property and enhance our spirit of place.

Please note this role will require duty management responsibilities, and will include occasional weekend working.

Spirit of Place 

If you're looking to find out a little bit more about what makes Stowe special, you can download our Spirit of Place. This document details the very essence of what Stowe is and our aims in looking after the gardens. It informs everything we do on a daily basis and will help give you some insight into the way we work.

Geese on water with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe

Gardening on the grandest scale

Every National Trust place is special and very unique. We've chosen highlights born from our visitors, staff and volunteers to create this document that spells out what Stowe's Spirit of Place is.