The Charleston Trust offers many opportunties 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.



Public Programmes internship

We are seeking an intern for 12 months to work on the Charleston Centenary Project Heritage Lottery funded programme to develop and extend Charleston’s relationship with local schools, education providers, and community groups, whilst maintaining our service to existing audiences. This is a great opportunity for  structured work-based learning to support career development which will open up opportunities for working in the culture and heritage sectors.

We are looking for an individual interested in a career in museum education or events management who is able to demonstrate experience working with children and/or marginalised audiences. We are seeking someone who has an understanding of accessibility issues that relate to community engagement work and who is able to contribute to new project ideas. We are looking for an individual with a collaborative approach  working effectively with others and as part of a team.

For further information please download a Public programme Internships Job Description 2015. Applicants are requested to return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with their application.
Deadline for applications is by 9am on Tuesday 4th August 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 http://www.dv8sussex.com/



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



We are currently seeking;

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 .