Volunteering

Thinking of Volunteering?

Next Recruiting August, 2016

Thank you for your interest in volunteering – we work with many enthusiastic volunteers of all ages across our venues and the support of local people is much appreciated at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bantock House, Bilston Craft Gallery and the City Archives. Volunteering with us is a great way to meet new people and develop skills and confidence in a supportive and inspiring environment. Arts and Heritage is a competitive field so to reflect this, there is an application process for volunteer roles. Due to the high number of enquiries we receive, we are unfortunately unable to offer volunteer placements to everyone who applies but we do take time to consider every application.

Depending on availability, opportunities change periodically (to include for example; researchers, technical team, and curatorial roles) but the roles we will be recruiting from August are:

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Visitor Ambassadors: Support visitor assistants, help covering their breaks and researching the collections/artwork, utilising the knowledge acquired via research when engaging with visitors. Some knowledge of art and art history is helpful in this role but we are particularly interested in applications from those willing to develop excellent customer service skills. Minimum commitment, 4 hrs per week.

HLF Queen Street Heritage Gateway Project Research Volunteers: This volunteer role supports the work of the Community Engagement Officer deployed to this exciting Heritage Lottery Funded project. Volunteers will carry out a research project on a specific area of the history of Wolverhampton’s Queen Street. The role would be suitable for history graduates, undergraduates and / or those with a particular interest or experience in researching local history. There would also be scope within this role for volunteers to gain experience of Community Engagement. Support meetings for this role would take place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery with research to be carried out at Wolverhampton’s City Archives. Minimum commitment, 4 hrs per week.

Digital and Social Media Volunteer

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, digital and social media volunteer to help us promote our regular programme of arts, cultural and heritage activities and events. The role would be suitable for marketing graduates, undergraduates and/or those with a particular interest in building experience in this area.

You will need to have proven knowledge and experience of using Twitter, Facebook, and other social and online media sites, including creating and distributing e-flyers, to publicise activities and events.
A friendly personality, reliability, creative and digital skills along with a good sense of humour are also key! Minimum Commitment one-day-a-week for 4 – 6 hours.

Key tasks include:

• Arranging for event image and text to go on to website
• Publicise via Twitter / Facebook
• Publicise via email circulation at least twice a month
• Collect email addresses
• Add new email addresses to the circulation list/database

Training opportunities and travel expenses are provided.

Find Out More – Drop in Open Session

Your enquiries and applications regarding volunteering with us are very important to us. You would be welcome to call in for an informal chat at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to find out more on: Wednesday 10th August, 2016 between 11AM and 1PM.

Contact:

Marie Cooper, Cultural Learning & Volunteer Officer

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01902 552038

We look forward to hearing from you very soon and in the meantime thank you so much for offering your time.