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.
We are seeking a creative and organised Head Chef/Catering Manager to join us at the newly renovated The Threshing Barn café at Charleston. Please download the role description for full details and how to apply.
Applicants are also asked to complete and return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with their applications.
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.
CRESSIDA BELL talks to her sister, Virginia Nicholson, about Charleston, her design work and curating ‘In Colour.’
Informal reading and discussion group, exploring Bloomsbury texts and themes. First Sunday of every month.