As a public facing volunteer we would love you to demonstrate;
- An interest and passion in the gallery and a desire to share this with others
- Active engagement with our exhibition 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
- Ideally we would ask for 6 months minimum involvement
The two key purposes of this role are to offer guided tours to the public, and to support events in the gallery
- Meet and greet the public, welcoming them to the gallery, offering helpful information to visitors to ensure they get the most out of their visit
- Lead regular tours of the exhibitions, engaging the public in lively discussion
about the works on show (a full briefing will be given for each exhibition)
- Provide information about the Hatton’s star attraction, the Merz Barn Wall,
and its maker Kurt Schwitters (training will be provided)
- Assist with events big and small , including exhibition openings
- Support talks programmes, introduce speakers.
- Encourage participation and enhance the experience of visitors
- Opportunities to blog, photograph and update our social media networks
Why get involved?
- On-the-job training from the Participation Officer, Front of House staff and Art Team
- Knowledge about key works at the gallery and content of exhibitions
- Becoming part of the Hatton Gallery’s valued network of volunteers
- Receiving invitations to private views and special events
- Develop blogging skills and social media techniques
*Please note: we are happy to cover any volunteer transport costs involved with this role.
How to get involved?
We expect this to be a highly sought after role so,
1. Log in or sign up to Volunteer for TWAM.
2. Accept this challenge.
3. Await a response from our team.
- Working as part of a team
- Independent working
- Public Speaking
- Social Media
- Customer Service
- Working with Museum Collections
- Teaching and Training
- Working with the public
- Contemporary Art
- Arts and crafts
- Fine Art
- Meeting new people