Staff vacancies:

Come and work in the beautiful historic setting of the manor that once belonged to Jane Austen’s brother! Chawton House will be re-opening on Monday 4th March 2019 and we have two vacancies for weekend staff:


Weekend Visitor and Retail Assistant

We need a friendly face to greet visitors on arrival and encourage them to engage with all of our offer: including the House, Library Collection, Gardens and Tearoom.

This role will be responsible for manning the admissions desk and gift shop on one weekend day per week during the open season.


Saturday Kitchen Assistant, The Old Kitchen Tearoom

We need someone to man the kitchen on Saturdays during the open season, preparing food from our light lunch and afternoon tea menu.


Experience for both roles is desirable but not compulsory, full training will be provided. 

For more information about either role please contact Louisa Carpenter, Visitor Experience Manager:



We also always welcome help from volunteers.