Regular Help

Community Engagement Volunteer

The Hatton Gallery has undergone a £3.8 million redevelopment and is a vibrant and modern exhibition space bringing about a new era for art and learning in the city. The Hatton has a history of working with different communities both in and outside of the University. We are looking for volunteers to encourage and assist individuals and community groups to visit the Hatton Gallery and be an advocate for the Gallery.

This volunteer role will provide opportunities to work with a range of different community groups across Tyne and Wear, developing and delivering workshops that reflect the diversity of the Hatton Collection and of the groups involved. Volunteers will deliver activities outside of the gallery at the community groups’ locations as well as welcome groups in to the gallery.

What's involved?

Some of the tasks we would ask you to be involved with are:

  • Help develop and maintain contacts with community groups in local area including youth

groups, care homes, Alzheimer groups, mental health groups

  • Assist in delivering workshops and projects to people in community groups both in the gallery and in different locations.
  • Assist in delivering practical art sessions to adults and children in a variety of art techniques and present project themes to staff and community leaders
  • Encourage and assist community groups to visit the Hatton Gallery
  • To assist with the capture of audience data.
  • Research into the collection in order to produce learning resources to interpret the works to community groups.
  • To be an advocate for the Gallery
  • We will expect you to understand and uphold the Policies and Volunteer agreement outlined in your Induction Pack. (sent to you when you join Volunteermakers) If you do not have it, please get in contact to receive a new one.

Why get involved?

Benefits include:

•            Training from the Learning Officer, Participation Officer and other teams from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

•            Gaining knowledge about key works in the Hatton collection

•            Becoming part of the Hatton valued network of volunteers

•            An interest and passion in the gallery and a desire to share this with others

•            Active engagement with our offsite programme and all our visitors

•            Enjoy meeting and chatting to people from all cultural backgrounds

•            To build a dedicated team, we would like volunteers to be able to commit to at least one 4 Hour session per week

*Please note: we are happy to cover any volunteer transport costs involved with this role.

How to get involved?

  1. Accept this challenge.
  2. Await a response from us with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Working as part of a team
  • Social Media
  • Customer Service
  • Working with Museum Collections

Ideal Interests

  • Working with the public
  • Contemporary Art
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fine Art