Join our team and make your mark

Apply today to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team to make your mark on communities and culture in Hampshire.

Established as an independent charity in 2014, we promote Hampshire as a county that offers outstanding cultural experiences to both its residents and visitors. We manage and support visitor attractions, museums, art galleries and arts centres across Hampshire.

Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we put their wellbeing and development at the top of our priorities. We are proud to be recognised as one of the top 25 charities to work for in the UK.

So, if you are a proactive, adaptable and positive person looking for a new opportunity, whatever your background, experience or interests, we want to hear from you.

Join our team of over 190 employees and over 300 volunteers, working towards our purpose to change lives through culture.

To find out more about volunteering click here.


Make Your Mark

  • Caroline Johnson

    Head of Projects

    Working as a project manager at HCT is fast-paced and can be high-intensity at times. There is a great deal of fulfilment in working with a team to deliver impactful projects that have a measurable impact on organisational success. As the trust’s purpose is focused on improving lives through culture it is also satisfying to know that project-related improvements have a wider social impact too.

    Ameena Rahman

    People Business Partners

    I love working for the trust, the people are truly the nicest I have ever worked with. The passion and commitment to our collections and local communities is inspiring. In my role I have the opportunity to get involved in so many projects that make a difference to our employees. Where else would you encounter a venue in partnership with Ubisoft that also does exceptional community outreach work.

  • Alexandra Walker

    Community Engagement

    HCT really encourages you to embrace the variety of what we do whilst sharing your skills. There are so many talented people across our teams, with talents beyond their day-to-day role. We have incredible musicians, artists, academics and sports enthusiasts. We even have a yoga instructor and I teach Pilates in my spare time! HCT lets you think about all your talents as your unique contribution to our organisation.

    Cat Cooke

    Community Programme Manager

    One of the key projects I’m working on is ICE Heritage, which has been really interesting to embed creative pathways so young people can volunteer with us and become creative champions, basically telling us how we can improve our programmes. Also working with new partners such as City of Sanctuary and Hampshire Fostering Children and working on many other great projects, really lets you see the impact of your work.

  • Hannah Coombes

    Communications Officer

    I’ve been lucky to see real growth with HCT. My first role was as a Visitor Services Assistant within the Winchester team. When it was advertised, despite the fact I had no experience in the world of PR, I applied and was offered a Communications Assistant role for one day a week. This was a great way to learn and build experience. When the previous Communications Officer left, I have since taken on the role full-time permanently.

    Adam Gilbert-Anderson

    General Manager

    I joined HCT as General Manager of Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham. After two years, the majority of which was helping the trust through the operational maze of covid, I was promoted to General Manager of our newest venue, The Arc in Winchester. As a new venue, we are still finding our feet and working out how best to operate. I’m enjoying the challenge of experimentation and trying new things to solve issues that arise.

Our Values

Our work makes a difference to people’s lives, and we achieve this by upholding our values, which are:

Why be part of HCT

We thrive on challenge

We make a big impact. We are ambitious, fast-paced and growing. We move at speed, roll our sleeves up and get stuck in to make things happen.

We write our own story

We aren’t a traditional museum, arts, and cultural sector employer. We are independent, creative, resilient, adaptable, and open to change. We seize opportunities and collaborate to forge our own future.

We make a difference

We are people centric, kind, supportive, caring and willing to share knowledge and information that creates affinity and a sense of family. Our work is meaningful and we make a difference.

We bring our whole selves to work

We are welcomed, accepted and valued for who we are. We are open-minded, adaptable, positive, and proactive, and embrace and celebrate our people.

We are local

Our work positively supports the communities we live in, making it easy to see and feel our impact. We offer local opportunities in sought-after sectors without the need to commute to London.

Our benefits package

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • HCT Team Card - Free access in our fee-paying venues and discounts across café and retail.

  • Up to 7.5% Employer Pension contribution

  • Health Cash Plan

  • Free flu vaccinations

  • 3x Annual Salary Life Assurance

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Specsavers glasses scheme

  • Travel and Season Ticket Loans

  • Opportunities to learn, develop and progress

  • Generous occupational maternity, adoption and paternity pay

Our Teams

Can’t find the right opportunity?

We are always looking for great people to join our teams, simply use the link below to provide us with your details and we will be in touch if a suitable vacancy arises.

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