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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.


Opportunities in our Front of House Team

Café Assistants

Part time shifts available
We are seeking people with a passion for food and excellent customer service to join our team of Café Assistants in the busy Charleston Cafe.

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



Trustee Opportunity

Charleston has ambitious plans for growth over the coming decade and we are seeking to appoint two new Trustees to join Charleston’s Board of Trustees to support and influence this growth. We are seeking individuals with some or all of the following skills and areas of experience:

Café, restaurant or catering

As a Trustee of The Charleston Trust, you will have the chance to make a real difference to a friendly and supportive arts charity at a time of significant development. It is essential that you have an interest in the arts and that you are willing to invest your time and energy to supporting Charleston to achieve in its strategic objectives. We are particularly interested in achieving a more diverse Board of Trustees and we therefore welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

For more information and details on how to apply go to Charleston Trustee Role Description 2018

To apply, email a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability to Michael Farthing,
Chair of Trustees, c/o Emily Hill, by 12 noon on 20th May 2018.
Applicants should expect to receive an initial response to their application within 2 weeks of the
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in June 2018.


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

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.



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

24 Apr
Painted Boxes Workshop with Melissa White

Taking inspiration from our painted interiors, learn paint effects and antiquing techniques to adorn your wooden box. Paint supplied by Annie Sloan Paint.

18 May - 28 May
Charleston Festival 2018

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

14 Jun
The Tempest with The Lord Chamberlain's Men

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them More

Techno Junk Young Bohemians workshop Charleston 23 Jul
Young Bohemians Summer School

This week of workshops for young artists aged between 8-14 focuses on technique, using inspiration from More

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