OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

PERMANENT AND SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Head Gardener (full time, permanent)

We are seeking an experienced, intuitive and imaginative gardener to ensure that the garden reflects the appearance of the ‘painters’ garden’ developed for and by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant as interpreted by planting schedules developed by Sir Peter Sheppard in the 1980s.  This role involves working with the Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions to ensure the gardens are maintained in an appropriate historic style, the development of Charleston’s garden archives and research programmes and that the wider grounds are maintained and developed in a manner appropriate to Charleston’s setting in the South Downs National Park.

Further information about the role and how to apply is available to download here head-gardener-job-description-2017

All applicants are requested to fill in and return with their application an equal-opportunities-monitoring-form.

Deadline for applications is by 12noon on Friday 20th January 2017.

 

 

 

Weekend Café Supervisor (Seasonal, part time)

We are seeking an individual with a passion for food, excellent customer service and team work to run and manage the busy Charleston Café efficient and effectively. Key areas of focus include food preparation and cooking, managing a small team of weekend staff, ensuring that food stock and waste is controlled and financial management.

Further information about the role and how to apply is available to download here weekend-cafe-supervisor-2017-job-description

All applicants are requested to fill in and return with their application an equal-opportunities-monitoring-form.

Deadline for applications is by 12noon on Tuesday 24th January 2017.

 

 

Bookings and Online Retail Assistant (Full time, Fixed term)

We are seeking an individual with superb customer service skills to support and oversee the development of the online shop, a new online Box Office systems and managing all email and telephone Box Office enquiries.

This role requires someone with a very organised and systematic approach to their work with excellent IT skills.

For further information about the role and how to apply is available to download here Bookings and Online Retail Assistant

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

Deadline for applications is by 12 noon on Thursday 26th January 2017

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

“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