Join the team Jobs in heritage, history, and culture

Why work for The Auckland Project?

Are you passionate about the history and heritage of the North East of England? Do you want to make a difference to local communities? By working for The Auckland Project, you will have the unique opportunity to bring our incredible collection of heritage attractions, gardens and galleries to life, whilst supporting the regeneration of Bishop Auckland.

Whether you are working front-of-house and directly with our visitors or behind-the-scenes in our office teams, we all have an important role to play in giving visitors to The Auckland Project the best experience possible. We want to recruit individuals who share our passion for Bishop Auckland and it’s regeneration.

What can we offer you?

Working at The Auckland Project gives you unrivalled access to one of the north-east’s most beautiful and iconic castles as well as our Spanish Art Gallery, Mining Art Gallery, and much more.

The Auckland Project can offer the following benefits to its staff in addition to competitive salaries:

  • Salary sacrifice (available to those who meet the eligibility)
  • Generous annual leave scheme – 30 days annual leave pro rata
  • Length of service holiday increments, one day of additional holiday for every five years of completed service
  • Free car parking on all of our sites
  • Free entry to all of our visitor attractions for staff members
  • 10% discount in our eateries, including El Castillo, Park Head Hotel and the Bishop’s Kitchen
  • Life insurance/ death in service insurance
  • BUPA employee assistance programme including health advice, legal advice, access to 24 hr counselling, financial advice
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Team Benefits Reward gateway – offering discounts on hundreds of retailers
Visitor Experience Team

Welcoming visitors to the Mining Art Gallery

Current Vacancies


  • Salary £22,000 per annum
  • Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
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Visitor Operations Team Member

  • Meets national minimum wage (age dependent)
  • 18 Hour Fixed Term Contract
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Sous Chef

  • Salary £28,000 – £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Full time
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How to apply for our vacancies

Download our job application form, complete it and return by email to: [email protected],