Work with us


The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican. Providing residential care to a community of elderly gentlemen since 1611, our remarkable historic site is also used as an event and filming venue, and, later this year, a museum.

In addition, we have a learning room and learning programme which allows school groups to discover how the Charterhouse has been home to everyone from monks and monarchs to schoolboys and Brothers.

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.

Paid Positions

Visitor Host 

We are looking for a pro-active and customer-focused individual to join our front of house team to deliver first class customer service, selling merchandise, marketing our tour offer, and engaging the public in our fascinating history and diverse collection. For more information, please download the job description.

To apply, please send the completed application form to Deborah King at the Charterhouse (, 020 3817 4170) by 9am on Wednesday 24 May 2017. We intend to interview on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Voluntary Roles

Garden Volunteer

Would you like to develop your gardening skills in a garden of historical importance?

The Charterhouse gardens have been designed in an English country garden style featuring roses, herbaceous borders, ancient mulberry trees and a small pond. Various garden herbs found here are still used in the kitchen today. 

As a Garden Volunteer you would be involved in general maintenance tasks working alongside a team of staff and volunteers, helping us look after our extensive grounds and gardens for our visitors and members of the community. If you are free on Mondays or Thursdays and would like to share your love for horticulture, please see the role description for further information.

To apply, please complete an expression of interest form and return it to Sara Mfanzanares, Volunteer Coordinator

Deadline for applications is Sunday 18th June 2017.