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.



Marketing and Communications Manager (part time, permanent)

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager to coordinate all of Charleston’s external communications across all of our areas of activity including the house and collection, gardens, our programme of workshops and festivals, shop, café and Charleston’s building project, the Centenary Project.

This is a fantastic position for someone who enjoys the strategic side as well as the tactical side of marketing and communications work and there are a number of new areas of development which we would like the successful candidate to turn their attentions to.

For further information please download marketing-and-communications-manager-job-description-2016

All applicants are requested to fill in the equal-opportunities-monitoring-form which enables Charleston to monitor how far reaching our recruitment is and the promotion of diversity amongst our workforce.


Deadline for applications is by 12 noon on Tuesday 18th October 2016



Audience Development Consultant (contract)

We are seeking a consultant to work with us to create a five-year Audience Development Strategy for Charleston.  The Audience Development Strategy will address all of Charleston’s activities; the house, shop, café, exhibitions, festivals, learning and engagement programmes, marketing and visitor services and will provide the whole organisation with clear and achievable targets and outcomes for engaging and developing the specified audiences.

For further information please download charleston-audience-development-consultant-brief-2016

Deadline for expressions of interest is by 12noon on Wednesday 26th October 2016



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