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

Visitor Services Assistants

We are looking for two lively and friendly Visitor Services Assistants to support the Museum Manager in delivering a first class and distinctive service to the visiting public. The role includes coordinating our tour and learning programme, selling merchandise, ensuring high standards of presentation in the front of house areas, marketing our tour offer, and engaging the public in our fascinating history and diverse collection.

The Visitor Services Assistants will need to be able to bring history to life for our visitors, and have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to communicate with a broad range of people both internally and externally. We require individuals who are organised, proactive, reliable, flexible, and who have a great enthusiasm for working with the public and a passion for history, museums and heritage. An interest in London’s history, a degree in a subject relevant to the history and activities of the Charterhouse and a good understanding of social media and online communication tools is desirable.

Please read the full Job Description here.  If you are interested in applying for his role, please send your CV, with a covering letter explaining how you meet each of the criteria in the person specification to Gabriella Swaffield (Museum Manager) at the Charterhouse ( by Friday 23rd July 2021.

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.

We have filled our volunteering places for the moment

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