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:

Gallery Team Member - A great way to get involved in all aspects of running a gallery, including helping to arrange and manage exhibitions.

Social Media Volunteer - We have a team of volunteers who collaborate to manage and create social media campaigns.

Gallery Technician - This involves installing exhibitions, working directly with artists and taking a leading role with curation.


If you have seen an opportunity you are interested in and would like to join 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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