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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.


Café Assistants (Full time and part time shifts available)

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for good food and great customer service to join our team working in our new café The Threshing Barn, opening in September.

The Threshing Barn will be open Wednesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays all throughout the year. Flexible full and part time shifts are available.

For more information about the role and the type of people we are looking for go to Cafe Assistant (Threshing Barn) Job description July 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 Kristina Sekyere



Artisa Curatorial Fellowship (Fixed term, part time)

We are seeking a recent Graduate to join Charleston on a  fellowship funded by The Artisa Foundation. This opportunity offers hands on experience with an existing collection and exhibition programme and the opportunity to develop some learning and outreach initiatives, supporting that next step into a career as a Curator. This fellowship will work across the organisation with the Public Programmes and Learning, Development, Communications, Finance and Operations and Visitor Experience teams.

For further details please go to Artisa Curatorial Fellowship 2018 Job Description

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 Kristina Sekyere by 10am on Monday 3rd September 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.


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

The Children in the Moon 29 AugFamily
The Children in the Moon

Bring a picnic and watch the outdoor performance of ‘The Children in the Moon’, and then explore, play and make your own creations as a family.

Woodcut Printmaking Workshop Helen Brown Charleston 03 SepWorkshop
Woodcut Printmaking Workshop with Helen Brown

Picture Credit: Helen Brown Learn the processes of woodcut printmaking, with tutor Helen Brown, from design More

Small Wonder Festival 2018 at Charleston 28 Sep - 30 Sep
Small Wonder Festival 2018

The Small Wonder 2018 website is now live – visit the festival website for full information. More

13 OctPerformance

Revel in a rebellious performance art cabaret that breaks the gender binary including work by Nando Messias, Marisa Carnesky, Travis Alabanza and KUCHENGA.

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