Surface Gallery is run as a co-operative by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Volunteers at Surface Gallery take a proactive role in running the gallery, devising and delivering the exhibition programme, raising the profile of the gallery and working to develop the gallery as a significant resource. The organisation is keen to provide hands on experience for people wanting to work in the arts. All volunteers help invigilate the gallery’s exhibitions and assist with the day to day running and administration of the organisation. Whilst Surface Gallery is keen to encourage all levels of volunteering, we are currently particularly interested in applicants who are interested in developing their skills and progressing into team leaders and co-ordinators.
We are currently looking for the following volunteers:
The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the team Coordinators to assess the needs of Surface Gallery and meet these through recruitment, placement and retention of new volunteers whilst furthering the opportunities for current volunteers.
For more information about the role, please download the job description: Volunteer_Coordinator_Role_Description.doc
The Exhibitions Team are responsible for organising exhibitions, selecting exhibitions from external applications and curating in-house exhibitions. Tasks will vary depending on the exhibitions, but are likely to include writing and issuing exhibitions contracts, meeting with artists, writing press releases, updating the gallery website, and general administrative tasks. Exhibitions volunteers work closely with volunteers from all other gallery teams, but especially Marketing, Technical and Community Engagement.
For more information about the role, please download the job description: ExhibitionsVolunteer.doc
The Funding Team are responsible for identifying funding requirements and sourcing funding opportunities available to benefit and develop the gallery and its volunteers. As well as writing fundraising proposals and looking for sponsorship opportunities.
For more information about the role, please download the job description: Funding_Assistant_JD_2012.doc
Information Technology Development Volunteers
The ITD Team are responsible for maintaining the office computing equipment, investigating and introducing new technologies which will assist volunteers in their work and monitoring the security of all gallery data.
For more information about the role, please download the job description:IT_Development_Team_Nov_2011.doc
The Tech Team are responsible for setting up the gallery space for exhibitions and events, as well as identifying all technical jobs that need to be carried out in the building. The team ensure all health and safety procedures are in place and adhered to. The team work mainly alongside the Exhibitions Team but also support other teams where necessary.
For more information about the role, please download the job description: Technical_Assistant_JD.doc
If you are interested in any volunteering opportunities download an application form and return it to the Gallery. You will be contacted to say that we have received your application form. You will then be invited to an interview to hear more about the Gallery and to assess whether volunteering is suitable for you.
Volunteering Application form:(Surface_Gallery_new_Volunteer_Application_Form_(4).doc) Please return to email@example.com