The Charleston Trust offers many opportunities for those wishing to work with us, volunteer or gain some work experience. All of our permanent, seasonal, internships, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities are detailed below.




Cafe Assistants (seasonal, part time)

We are seeking individuals with a passion for good food and excellent customer service to join us this season in the busy Charleston Cafe.  The cafe is open Wednesday- Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays from 1st March to 29th October 2017.

For further information and details on how to apply download

All applicants are requested to fill in and return with their application an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please apply directly as soon as possible with CV and covering letter to k.sekyere@charleston.org.uk







We offer many volunteering opportunities, from helping with mailings and organising events, to weeding the garden and working with the Curator. The time and expertise that volunteers bring to Charleston are of enormous value to the Trust. We also hope to provide volunteers with experience and references they can use in developing a career in the arts.

We have the following volunteering opportunities available…

Garden and House Visitor Volunteer

We are seeking a number of Volunteer House and Garden Stewards this season to provide a vital point of contact between the visitor and the Trust, provide the public with access to information on the Garden, its horticulture, history and its role in the lives of the inhabitants of Charleston and the Bloomsbury Group and assist in the smooth running of House Tours by acting as Hall Steward.

More information about the role and the commitment required is available to download here Garden & House Visitor Volunteer


Family Art Activity Volunteer

We are seeking a number of Volunteers this season to assist in delivering a straightforward art activity programme which will take place the first Sunday of each month between March and October.

More information about the role and commitment required is available to download here Volunteer Family Art Activity 2017



Why volunteer at Charleston?

“I fell for Charleston’s charms the first time I visited and I wanted to get involved there and then.  Through volunteering in the house and garden, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some truly wonderful people who are passionate about the place and its extraordinary legacy. Volunteering here has enriched my life immensely and I have developed not only a deeper knowledge of the Bloomsbury group and the Charleston collection, but a profound affection for the place that will never leave me.” Clare.

“I have been volunteering at Charleston for nearly 15 years in the house assisting with conservation and as a House Steward. What I love is, every time there is a surprise like discovering a message on the back of an object or  seeing a painting from the collection in its original state. Most of all, my joy is talking to the public while stewarding on Sundays, often learning from them and hopefully them learning from me! ” Sally.


If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the form below and send to The Charleston Trust, Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LL or email info@charleston.org.uk

Application to Volunteer at Charleston