Job opportunities

Charleston is an internationally important historic home of the artists, writers and intellectuals of the Bloomsbury Group within the South Downs National Park. The Charleston Trust is an independent charity, enterprising and innovating to ensure the long-term preservation of the House and Garden. Charleston is also the home to a growing portfolio of festivals including the 10-day Charleston Festival, which is now in its 30th year, the Small Wonder Short Story Festival and a bi-annual Festival of the Garden.

2018 saw Charleston grow with the opening of new spaces – The Threshing Barn restaurant, an auditorium in a converted historic barn and a new building housing five galleries. Charleston is now open year-round, attracting larger and more diverse audiences to the site for exhibitions and a growing public programme of events.

The Trust is looking to meet these new and exciting developments by creating some new positions and opportunities to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team.

Because of Charleston’s rural location the post holder must be aware that getting to work without use of a car involves some additional planning and commitment.

Charleston particularly welcomes applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people as they are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

 

Job Opportunities

Head of Communications and Audience Development (Full time, permanent)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual to lead on all of Charleston’s communications, devising and implementing a strategy and leading on all marketing campaigns for the House, Garden, exhibitions, events, shop, venue hire, restaurant and festivals. This role also includes developing our audiences and working in close consultation with the Audience Development strategy and other key Heads of department across the organisation.

For further information and details on how to apply go to Head of Communications and Audience Development Job Description 2019

 

All applicants are requested to fill in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and send alongside their application.

Deadline for applications is by 12noon on Monday 25th February 2019

 

 

Operations and Visitor Experience Manager (Full time, permanent)

We are seeking a highly organised individual with excellent customer service experience to join the busy front of house team ensuring that all of Charleston’s day to day operations are running smoothly.  This role also includes the management of a team of Guides and Volunteer House Stewards who work in the house providing tours and in-depth information about Charleston. This role also promotes, coordinates and manages group visits to the house.

For further information and details on how to apply go to Operations and Visitor Experience Job Description

All applicants are requested to fill in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and send alongside their application.

Deadline for applications is by 12noon on Tuesday 26th February 2019

 

Volunteer Opportunities

We offer many volunteering opportunities, from helping with mailings and organising events, to weeding the garden and working with the Curator. Please visit our Volunteering page for current opportunities and to find out more.

 

What's on

Charleston Festival 2019 17 May - 27 May
Charleston Festival 2019

Programme announced February 2019. Join as a Friend for priority booking    

03 JunWorkshop
Colour theory and mixing

Explore colour observation mixing and creating a sense of light in Oils with Tom Benjamin Vanessa More

The Lord Chamberlain's Men 12 JunTheatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An open-air performance of Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy

22 JunFair
Designer & Makers Fair

Beautiful and unique wares from the finest designers and makers in the South.


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