Jobs and opportunities

Charleston is a cultural centre which welcomes everyone to engage with the radical spirit of the Bloomsbury group and their attempts to live life differently: artistically, politically and socially. Alongside the house and garden, we run a year-round programme of exhibitions, performances, talks, fairs, workshops, and a portfolio of festivals including Charleston Festival, Small Wonder Festival and Festival of the Garden.

As we prepare to reopen Charleston in spring 2021, there are some exciting opportunities to be part of our dynamic organisation. 

Current opportunities


PhD Studentship

Private: Queer Relations and Politics in Duncan Grant’s Hidden Erotic Drawings

Applications are invited for a collaborative doctoral project between the Department of Art History, University of Sussex, and Charleston Trust, investigating a collection of 422 erotic drawings by Duncan Grant made during the 1940s and 1950s and depicting scenes of multiple sexual encounters between men, interracial couplings, love between men, women and mythic creatures.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 7 May 2021. 

For full details and how to apply, please visit the CHASE website


Visitor Experience

Duty Event Manager

We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to manage and oversee the smooth and safe running of events in Charleston’s Hay Barn and The Yard outdoor stage. 

Deadline for applications: midnight on Wednesday 5 May 2021
Interviews: will be held the week commencing 10 May 2021

For full detail and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack.
Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form


Visitor Assistants

We are seeking energetic individuals with excellent interpersonal skills to join our front of house team to provide exceptional standards of customer care and an outstanding visitor experience.

Deadline for applications: midnight on Monday 19 April 2021
Interviews: will commencing on Thursday 22 April 2021

For full detail and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack.
Please complete the 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 our curatorial team. Please visit our Volunteering page for current opportunities and to find out more.



Hospitality opportunities

Our new café partner, Caccia & Tails are seeking experienced, driven and passionate people to join their growing hospitality team. Serving up street pasta dishes, New York Italian classics and Focaccia Genovese, Caccia & Tails opens in our Threshing Barn this spring.

There are full and part time positions available at all levels, as well as seasonal opportunities. Training will be offered in all aspects of the job.

Deadline for applications: Saturday 15 May 2021

Send a covering email and your CV to:


What's on

12 JulWorkshop
Planting a classic cottage garden

Award-winning designer Juliet Sargeant leads an inspirational day of planting design at Charleston.

01 AugMusic
CROWLINK | Shirley Collins

2021. Legendary folk singer Shirley Collins in a unique collaboration with Brian Catling and Matthew Shaw.

16 AugWorkshop
Planting and gardening on chalk

Join Juliet Sargeant to learn about all the chalk-loving plants at Charleston.

06 SepWorkshop
Painting in the Garden | Autumn

Join artist Julian Le Bas for a day’s intensive painting, and lose yourself in the atmosphere of the walled garden.

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