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Unwrap the Magic of Christmas at Blenheim Palace! Join us as a Christmas Retail Host and become a part of a festive wonderland that captures the spirit of the season like no other!

Be a part of the Christmas magic as Blenheim Palace transforms into a winter wonderland. The Palace is renowned for its stunning Illuminated Light Trail, festive markets, and spectacular decorations that will leave you in awe.

As Retail Host you will help our visitors find the perfect Christmas gifts, decorations, and much more within our award winning shop. 

What we are looking for:

  • Flexibility/Adaptability 
  • Ability to take direction
  • Integrity 
  • Impact 
  • Customer Service Focus 
  • Sales Ability
  • Experience of working in a catering environment 
  • Resilience to remain focussed  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy. 
  • Being a good team player.  
  • Flexible approach to the role

What's in it for you? 

Staff Discounts: 

20% on Blenheim retail

50% on Blenheim Café food outlets

30% on Blenheim Restaurants (Orangery)

Free breakfast on Friday

Access to our Benefits Platform with a range of additional benefits


Complimentary Event Tickets

Annual Pass

Staff Events


A bit about us!

Our vision is to be the lifeblood of the local economy, to enhance the lives of the people of Oxfordshire, to share this magnificent Palace and to conserve and protect it for future generations for more than three hundred years, we have been privileged to serve as custodians of somewhere special.

Through the centuries many things have changed, but three things have stayed constant; a duty to preserve our legacy, a responsibility to continually evolve and a need to sustain a strong connection with the community using our three businesses to pave the way. 


Our People Promise is to help our employees, Grow, Give and Belong!

Grow - At Blenheim your talent is nurtured and your wellbeing in championed.

Give - Being apart of something much bigger, giving back to the wider community to work collaboratively and to meet our shared goals

Belong - Be apart of something special, know you matter and belong. 

How to Apply: 

If you are excited about joining our team and believe you have the skills and qualities we are looking for, please submit your CV. We look forward to reviewing your application!



Blenheim Palace, Woodstock



Job Type

Full Time/Part Time

Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract




24 Hours, Variable

Closing Date


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