Working here

The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611.

Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

Job Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies:

Young Audiences Creators (Paid Internship)

The Charterhouse is seeking two Young Audiences Creators to work with us at a special time in our history. The main purpose of this role is to advise us on our work with local young people – developing these audiences and our community engagement for the 18-30’s target group. This could also involve intergenerational work with the older community.

The main focus of the role will be informing, devising, delivering & publicising events around a major National Lottery Heritage funded project currently underway at the Charterhouse. “The Beautification & Refreshment of the Great Chamber” is a significant renovation and refurbishment of a splendid room that played a significant part in Tudor history.  The successful candidates will work as part of our Community Engagement Team, and will use research, and networking to identify and attract the young audiences, and create the content around the project that will appeal particularly to them.

We are looking for candidates aged 18-30 – reflecting the ages of the audiences we are looking for. This is a part time, temporary position.

Please read the full job description here. To apply, please email your CV and a brief covering letter (1 side of A4) to: by 5.00pm on Monday 9 March 2020. There will be an informal interview for shortlisted candidates.

The covering letter should explain:
Why you want to be a Young Audiences Creator and what interests you about the Role Description.
What interests you about the Charterhouse and our Great Chamber project.
How you would apply your own skills & interests to this role.

Bank waiting Staff – Events Team

We require enthusiastic staff to join our small team working at the Charterhouse in Charterhouse Square, London.

Duties will include waiting and drinks service. You would be joining our bank of flexible staff.

Rate of Pay: £10.55ph.

For more information and to apply: Click here for Job Description

Please email the Events Manager:

Volunteering opportunities

We often have lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Charterhouse for anyone aged 18 and over. If you’re looking to gain experience for your CV and develop new skills we may have an opportunity for you in our museum, learning, infirmary and gardening programmes.

Under 18s
Unfortunately at this time we cannot take any volunteers who are under 18 years of age. As an alternative, we do offer two student work experience placements per year, organised through our partners Inspire! We are unable to take any direct requests outside of this.

Learning Engagement Volunteer

We are currently looking for some new Learning Engagement Volunteers to support our Museum, Collection and Learning Manager in delivering our Learning programme.  This role will give a wonderful opportunity to be involved in brainstorming, developing and delivering family sessions in our beautiful historic site, as well as supporting freelancers in their delivery of our school sessions. The programme runs throughout the year, with volunteers able to sign up for whichever sessions best suit their schedule. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, enjoy working with schools and families, and are interested in helping us share our history with others. There is no previous experience of teaching required. All applicants will need to be available on Wednesday 19th February (11am-12:30), Wednesday 4th March (10:30am-4pm) and Tuesday 10th March (1pm-4pm) for the recruitment and induction process.

The full role description is available here. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the attached Expression of Interest form and send to before 5.00pm on Tuesday 4th February.



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