It is with regret that we announce the departure of Wendy Hitchmough as curator. After having achieved a great deal here at the Trust, Wendy has decided that the time is right for her to explore new opportunities. Wendy has been an extremely passionate, successful and dedicated member of our team for many years and will be greatly missed. We wish Wendy every success for the future.
Dr Darren Clarke rejoins Charleston as Head of Curatorial Services on Monday 8th July. Darrens main responsibilities will be for the care and conservation of the collection as well as interpretation, accessibility and visitor management. Darren has already extensive experience of Charleston having worked here as Visitor, Festival and Education Manager. Darren has assisted in a curatorial capacity at Charleston on many occasions in the past, including work to catalogue the Angelica Garnett Gift. Darren’s passion, enthusiasm and deep knowledge of Charleston and the collection are well known and we look forward to working with him.
I am delighted to announce that Emma Knight has recently been promoted to an extended role within her current position as Head of Development, responsible for Charleston’s development and fundraising activities. Emma’s role includes responsibility for the development programme for the Charleston Centenary Project, the development of a significant endowment fund to support Charleston’s core running costs and management of Charleston’s sponsorship and fundraising activities.
I am also pleased to announce that Susie Tempest has been appointed to the new role of Fundraising Manager as of 1st July 2013. Susie will report to Emma Knight, Charleston’s Head of Development. In this new role Susie will have responsibility for Charleston’s fundraising activities including Charleston’s two highly successful festivals – The Charleston Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in May 2014 and the Small Wonder Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary in September 2013. Susie will also be responsible for the further development of Charleston’s vitally important Friends membership programme and Omega donor programme.
Alistair Burtenshaw, Director, The Charleston Trust, Friday 5th July 2013.
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