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Charleston’s Internship Programme 2010

Charleston, the former home of the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell
Duncan Grant, is now a prestigious small museum situated between
Lewes and Eastbourne.

Charleston is offering three unpaid internships for the 2010 season.
Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with Trust staff and,
as well as specific areas of responsibility, will gain valuable insight into
Museum management across all departments.

For each internship we are seeking a commitment of 1 or 2 days a
week for at least 6 months.

Visitor and Marketing Intern:

To work with the Visitor Manager assisting in delivering an excellent
visitor experience at Charleston, maintaining visitor numbers and
developing Charleston’s audience.

Specific duties include:
Assist in conducting, recording and analysing the 2010 visitor survey
Assist in the delivery and administration of Charleston’s group
Assist in the recruitment Charleston’s volunteer stewards
Assist in maintaining the rotas
Assist in developing and maintaining a new interpretation space
Making sure Charleston’s details are correct and current on external
Help develop Charleston’s presence on social networking sites
Possibility of assisting with the delivery of an exhibition

Events Intern:

To work with the Events Manager assisting in delivering our innovative
Events programme which consists of Walks, Talks, Workshops and
Visits at Charleston.

Specific duties include:
Work with Trust staff to develop further press and marketing for Events
Assist in the programming of outsider events for Small Wonder
Assist in developing links within the community to establish an
outreach programme of events
Assist in the administration of the events box office including
processing payments and inputting information onto the database
Manage day to day enquiries from event attendees

Press Intern:

To work with the Office Manager to implement Charleston’s Press Plan
for 2010 and to help continue to raise Charleston’s profile.

Specific duties:
Assist in writing, sending out and following up Charleston Press
Organising, archiving and updating press files
Maintain, update and develop a database of press contacts
Liasing with local, national and international publications ahead of
Charleston events such as The Charleston Festival

Personal Specification for all internships:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a
team and to work collaboratively with colleagues
Excellent administration and organizational skills with a strong ability
to prioritize tasks
Computer literate: Internet, Email, MS Office (including Outlook)
Creative approach to problem solving
Graduate in relevant subject, or relative experience

To apply: Please send a CV and a cover letter to, stating in the subject box which internship you
are interested in, or by post to Internship Recruitment, Charleston,
Firle, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN6 8LL.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 2nd February
Interviews will be held: Wednesday 10th February

Please note that this internship is offered as a voluntary activity and as
such is understood to be outside the scope of the National Minimum
Wage Legislation.