Delivering a rewarding volunteer programme is a vital part of our mandate at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange. Our team of volunteers bring energy and creativity to the gallery spaces every day, as they help us deliver a busy programme of exhibitions, events and workshops, and present the public face of the gallery.
Our volunteers have many different motivations, such as gaining experience in a high profile gallery as part of a career in the visual arts, or simply learning transferable skills. It’s also an opportunity to meet like-minded people or to play an active role in the community. However, all volunteers have in common an interest in contemporary visual art which they are able to develop and disseminate through their engagement with people and ideas.
We are currently looking for a people to fill the following roles:
- FRONT OF HOUSE VOLUNTEER ROLE
Our Front of House team is responsible for greeting all visitors as they enter, informing them about the exhibitions, manning the front desk, selling items in the shop and invigilating in the gallery spaces when necessary. This role involves face to face interaction with the public and is one of the most vital roles in the Gallery.
- SURVEYS & EVALUATIONS VOLUNTEER ROLE
One full day, or two half days per week, across both our venues. We need to survey around 400 of our visitors each year, plus a number of evaluations linked to specific exhibitions or projects. You will approach visitors and ask them to complete a survey or evaluation using a tablet.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH US
As well as becoming part of a team, improving your career development and working in an important venue for contemporary art, all volunteers receive a 20% discount in the shop and café, as well as for events, workshops and courses. There are also opportunities such as Volunteer Exhibitions and various social events. All volunteers are entitled to free hot drinks while on shift and a free lunch for those that volunteer for a full day. We also make a generous contribution to your travel expenses.
Full day shifts are Mon – Sat, 10.00 – 17.00
Half day shifts are Mon – Sat, 10.00 – 13.00 and 13.00 – 17.00
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
If you’re interested in volunteering and have a little time to spare, we would love to hear from you. Contact us on 01736 363715 or email [email protected]