Surface Gallery is led by a co-operative team, who support each other to learn more about running a successful independent art gallery. All volunteers at Surface Gallery help to organise and invigilate exhibitions. Alongside these general exhibition duties, there are opportunities in design, marketing, installation and other areas.
People volunteer for all sorts of reasons. For some, it’s a great chance to meet new people, for others, it’s to try something new or gain new skills. It's a great way to gain hands-on experience for people wanting to work in the arts sector.
Gallery Team Members - Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
We are seeking additional members of our team to support our exhibitions programme. This involves invigilating during exhibitions and events, ensuring the exhibition spaces are clean, and that exhibition information is up-to-date and accessible for visitors, and welcoming and liaising with the public, exhibitors and potential exhibitors. As with all Surface's volunteers, there are opportunities to get involved with art installation, design, marketing and other areas.
Art Installation/Gallery technician
We are seeking additional members of our team to help install our art exhibitions. This involves working with the rest of the volunteers and exhibiting artists to discuss artist’s needs and installing and taking down their work, constructing and dismantling walls, painting surfaces, art handling and Identifying all technical jobs that need to be carried out in the building. As with all Surface's volunteers, there are opportunities to get involved with curation, design, marketing and other areas.
If you are interested in joining our team, download an application form and return it to the Gallery. You can download our application form here. To help guide your application please have a look at our volunteer person specification.
We ask for an initial commitment of three months volunteering, once a week. Please note that volunteers at Surface Gallery need to be 18 or over.
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