Getting Involved

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.

Current Opportunities:

Surface Gallery is eager for new volunteers to join to help with upcoming exhibitions. In particular we need new members to help with invigilation, social media, exhibition installation & curation, and a gallery history archiving project. The role descriptions have further information.

Social Media Volunteer Description

Gallery Technician Volunteer Description

Gallery Team Member/Invigilator Volunteer Description


If you are interested in joining our team, download an application form and email it to the Gallery at 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.

If you would like to know more about volunteering at Surface Gallery, please email

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