Regular Help

Volunteer Hatton Guides

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

What's involved?

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.

Ideal Skills

  • Working as part of a team
  • Independent working
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media
  • Customer Service
  • Working with Museum Collections
  • Teaching and Training

Ideal Interests

  • Working with the public
  • Contemporary Art
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fine Art
  • Meeting new people