We have a dedicated team of gallery volunteers and we are always interested to hear from people who are looking to gain experience in a professional gallery environment.
We currently have opportunities for Volunteer Gallery Assistants and Volunteer Photographers:
Volunteer Gallery Assistants at Castlefield Gallery can get involved and gain experience in; marketing & social media, gallery administration, event coordination, exhibition installation and art handling, front of house and visitor services, plus much more. Volunteering at Castlefield Gallery is valuable for both those wanting to develop a career in curation, gallery administration & management, as well as anyone wanting to develop their own artistic practice.
Requirements CG needs volunteer gallery assistants who are personable, hard working, punctual and reliable.
You should be available to volunteer for at least 1 day per month (6.5 hours) for a minimum of three months. However for volunteers to get the best experience 3-4 days per month over a longer period of time is recommended. As all of the staff at Castlefield Gallery are part time we do not offer work experience placements.
Payment Unfortunately we are unable to offer payment. We can however reimburse basic travel expenses and lunch.
Apply Anyone interested should email James Mathews-Hiskett, HR & Finance Coordinator james[at]castlefieldgallery[dot]co[dot]uk, please include a short statement outlining how volunteering at Castlefield Gallery will help you in your career goals and attach your CV. James will get back to all successful applicants as soon as possible and invite you for an induction at the gallery.
Volunteer Photographers will help to document exhibitions, previews, talks, events and offsite projects for use in advocacy documents, CG website, social networking sites, gallery e newsletters, external websites, printed publicity, media etc.
Requirements Reliable, confident and competent photographer. CG needs photographers who are able to take high quality images of all forms of artwork (inc AV installation and site specific work) and gallery events.
Available to document exhibition installation, exhibition previews, gallery events within at the gallery and offsite projects. This may include evenings and weekends. Usually 1 or 2, 2-3 hour session per month depending on how many photographers are on the rota at any one time.
Photographers are required to edit and shortlist a selection of high quality images and provide these to the gallery by arrangement as soon after an event as possible.
Own digital SLR camera and memory card.
Payment Unfortunately we are unable to offer payment. We can however reimburse basic travel expenses and subsistence and images will be credited wherever possible – online and in print.
Apply Anyone interested in this position should email Jennifer Dean, Communications and Audience Development Coordinator on jennifer[at]castlefieldgallery[dot]co[dot]uk, with a CV and a short letter detailing your suitability for the post, links to examples of work if available and a short statement on how it would benefit your career plans.