Muncaster Castle and Pennington Hotels & Inns are family run businesses offering a range of paid and volunteer openings. Career or volunteer, customer facing or behind the scenes, working for us offers days which are rarely dull alongside committed and friendly team members. If you have the enthusiasm and commitment to work in an award winning attraction or a top hotel or inn in the Western Lake District, we’d like to hear from you.

Current Vacancies

Falconer & Seasonal Falconer, Muncaster Hawk & Owl Centre 

Muncaster Hawk & Owl Centre operates to the highest standards of bird care & management and provides exceptional daily flying displays. We work closely with the Hawk Conservancy Trust

Falconers are responsible for the full range of duties, from general husbandry of the bird collection to delivering high impact commentaries. As well as providing daily demonstrations, activities include participating in special events. Previous experience is essential, as is a passion for all birds of prey and delivering the highest levels of customer service and experience. Flexibility will be a key requirement. It is an exciting opportunity that will prove challenging and require hard work, but in return will provide great career growth.

On site accommodation may be available.

Please email peter(at) or write to Peter Frost Pennington, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ to request an application pack.

Closing Date 27 January 2017

Vacancy posted 5th January 2017.

General hotels assistant, Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass. 

General hotels assistant sought for the Pennington Hotel in Ravenglass, salary commensurate with experience and flexible working patterns apply.

Enquiries and applications with CV and covering letter to Kate Davidson, Operations Manager, katie(at)

Vacancy posted 5th January 2017.

Muncaster Castle Hawk & Owl Centre and Gardens – volunteering opportunities

We have openings for volunteers in the Hawk and Owl Centre and the Castle Gardens. If you are interested in working in either of these areas please e-mail: sandra(at) with a brief paragraph about yourself, the days/hours you would be available to work and a CV if possible.

Alternatively apply in writing to Sandra Segalini at Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ.
Vacancy posted 09-02-2016

Muncaster Castle Guides and Curators Team – volunteering opportunities

Various volunteering opportunities are available offering a ‘behind the scenes’ experience within this historic castle. Ranging from conservation, research and interaction with our daily visitors, as a Castle volunteer you can indulge your passion for heritage, art and culture while meeting interesting visitors from around the world.

For further details of our volunteering opportunities, please contact us for an application pack.
Email : bronwyn(at) or peter(at) or telephone: 01229 717614
Vacancy posted 08-02-2016

Agencies Please Note!

We will not accept any applications from agencies, nor do we want/require any agencies to fill our vacancies. Thank you.
Muncaster are positive about employing people with disabilities.