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

 

Charleston May Festival – Car Parkers and Traffic controllers

We are seeking a team of Car Parkers and Traffic Controllers who can help manage the flow of traffic to and from Charleston during the May Festival. You will need to be a good communicator and as the first point of contact for visitors be able to give excellent customer service.

Further information about the role and how to apply is available to download here Car Parkers May Festival 2016

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

Deadline for applications is by 12 noon on Thursday 28th April 2016

 

Charleston May Festival- Catering Assistants

We are seeking a team of Catering Assistants to assist with food preparation, serving drinks and light refreshments and assisting at the Festival Bar and with Sponsor’s events. You will need to have some experience in catering or retail, with excellent customer service skills and be confident and outgoing.

Further information about the role and how to apply is available to download here Catering staff May Festival 2016

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

Deadline for applications is by 12 noon on Thursday 28th April 2016 

 

 

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.

 

Volunteer Photographers

We are seeking photographers to take images of Charleston’s house, gardens, collection and it’s many activities throughout the year. We are looking for people who have a passion for photography and can ‘capture the moment’. Further details about the role and how to apply is available to download here Volunteer Photographer brief

 

Volunteer House Stewards, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from end March to early November.

Volunteer House Stewards welcome visitors and bring the house to life by providing information about Charleston’s occupants and their artwork. Stewards also keep an eye on security and visitor safety in the house. No experience or background in the arts is needed just a positive approach and willingness to learn as well as enjoying working with the public. For further information please email info@charleston.org.uk

“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