Café Supervisor

The Charleston Trust is seeking to appoint a Café Supervisor to oversee the successful day-to-day management of the Charleston Café and to supervise a small team of café assistants. Working alongside the Catering and Hospitality Manager, you will plan, develop and deliver a high quality menu for the Café and may be asked to help prepare food for Charleston Trust events, meetings and workshops.

The successful candidate will have experience of food preparation and a real passion for food and customer service. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as are good negotiating skills and the ability to work well under pressure in a busy environment. Previous experience of management in a catering environment is desirable but not essential.

Seasonal contract (25th March-December 2015)

Variable hours, between 30-38 hours per week (Wednesday-Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays), £15,470pa pro rata

Full job description and how to apply: Café Supervisor Job Description

Deadline for applications is by midnight on Sunday 25th January 2015

Interviews will take place at Charleston in the first and second weeks of February 2015


Assistant Visitor Manager

The Charleston Trust is seeking to appoint an Assistant Visitor Manager to work alongside the Visitor Manager to assist in the marketing, administration and management of the house museum when it is open to the public from March to the end of October.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, will be confident and outgoing with a flexible and committed approach to work.

Seasonal contract (2nd March-1st November 2015)

Full time- 35 hours per week (Wednesday-Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays), £15,000pa pro rata

Full job description and how to apply: Assistant Visitor Manager Job Description

Deadline for applications is by midnight on Sunday 25th January 2015

Interviews will take place at Charleston on Friday 30th January 2015


Curatorial Internships

The Charleston Trust is offering 12 six month internships over a three year period as part of the Centenary Project Activity Plan.  This programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, The Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust and The Michael Marks Charitable Trust and offers structured work-based learning to support career development and to open up opportunities for working in the heritage sector. The internship is an important part of a cataloguing and research programme, the aim of which is to conserve and archive, catalogue, photograph and publish online the contents of the Angelica Garnett Gift, an important collection of 8,000 works by the Bloomsbury artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. Also to carry out research that contributes to the Trust’s knowledge of Bloomsbury visual culture and the Charleston Trust’s collection.

We are looking for post graduates with a degree in art history or museum studies who have an interest in 20th Century British art, design and history. You will naturally have an interest in working in museums and galleries and will have a collaborative approach and work well with other people and as part of a team.

Fixed term – 6 months, Monday –Thursday (28 hours per week), £6.50 per hour.

2 internships commencing 30th March until 1st October 2015 (A further 2 will be begin 21st September 2015 until 24th March 2016)

Full job description and how to apply: Curatorial Internships Job Description

Deadline for applications is by midnight on Sunday 8th February 2015

Interviews will take place at Charleston on Monday 16th February 2015


Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprentice

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and arts-loving social media apprentice to maintain and develop Charleston’s social media platforms.

The role will involve developing Charleston’s online presence via digital media (including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) by uploading regular content and researching news stories and events relating to Charleston and the Bloomsbury group, as well as assisting with general administrative tasks in both the marketing and fundraising departments.

You will spend four days a week working at Charleston and one day a week at Dv8 Sussex where you will be training with creative and media specialists. The apprenticeship lasts a year and you will have a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media & Digital Marketing when you have completed it.

Dv8 Sussex is a specialist creative and media training provider, and has been run by industry professionals for over 10 years, providing a real working experience of being in a small creative company.

For more information about the role and to apply please visit Dv8 Sussex’s website


Volunteers - Get involved at Charleston

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.

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

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 k.majer@charleston.org.uk .