Job opportunities

Charleston is an internationally important home of 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 fabric 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 29th year, the Small Wonder Short Story Festival and a new Festival of the Garden.

2018 sees Charleston grow into new spaces with the opening of a destination restaurant, an auditorium in a converted historic barn, and a new building housing five galleries. Charleston will now be open all year, attracting larger and more diverse audiences to the site for exhibitions and a growing public programme of events and learning.

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.


Job Opportunities

Head of Enterprises

Head of Communications and Audience Development

Development Manager: Sponsorship – Maternity Cover

Development Manager: Individual Giving

Bookings and Online Retail Assistant

Learning Officer

Community Engagement Officer


How to Apply

All applicants are required to fill in and return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

To apply please send your CV, covering letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to Emily Hill

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 5th March 2018.

Interviews will be held w/c Monday 12th and 19th March 2018.

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

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.


Opportunities in our Front of House Team

Café Assistants

Full and part time shifts available, seasonal contract
We are seeking people with a passion for food and excellent customer service to join our team of Café Assistants next season (March 2018 start) in the busy Charleston Cafe.

For more information and details on how to apply go to Café Assistant Job description

Visitor Services Assistants

Full and part time shifts available, permanent contract

Visitor Services Assistants assist in the day to day operation of Charleston’s tours, retail facilities and soon to be opened exhibition galleries. VSA’s deliver an excellent Front of House service that provides a welcoming, informative and warm environment for visitors to enjoy Charleston.

For more information and details on how to apply go to Visitor Service Assistant Job Description

Please apply to Emily Hill,

All applicants are required to fill in and return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form



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

Young Bohemians Workshop 04 Mar
Art Activities for Children

Free Family Art Activities Bringing the artistic tradition of Charleston alive today, we invite families to More

20 Mar
Papercutting workshop with Su Blackwell

Learn how to make an exquisite concertina card, which could be given as a gift, or framed and treasured forever.

27 Mar
Woodcut Printmaking Workshop with Helen Brown

Learn the processes of woodcut printmaking, with tutor Helen Brown, from design to carving, inking to printing.

18 May - 28 May
Charleston Festival 2018

Now in its 29th year, the Charleston Festival brings together a remarkable cast of writers, thinkers, More

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