Collection Centre Volunteer @ The Whitworth

Opportunity Provider: The Whitworth

This is an exciting opportunity at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, part of The University of Manchester.  They are looking for volunteers who: 

  • Have an interest and passion in the gallery and a desire to share this with others
  • Want to actively engage with their collections and visitors
  • Enjoy meeting and chatting to people from all cultural backgrounds
  • Want to be part of a dedicated and close-knit team

They would like volunteers to be able to commit at least one half-day 3 hour session (morning or afternoon) or one full day (6 hours) once a week for a minimum of 6 months

In return for your time, you could:

  • Gain lots of knowledge around key collections at the gallery
  • Access training opportunities with curators to develop your understanding of the collections and how to preserve them
  • Develop your knowledge of art skills and techniques and an awareness of the whole gallery and its programming
  • Become part of the Whitworth family; see the gallery from the inside and receive invitations to private views and special events

You will have the opportunity to work alongside lots of different people and gain experience of how to:

  • Support the widespread use of our new Collection Centre, alongside our curators, by encouraging visitors of all ages to explore the collection
  • Encourage direct engagement with collections; from digital access to up-close encounters and handling objects
  • Learn from visitors and their interests, stories and research, and share these where appropriate.
  • Engage passionately with visitors to promote activities across the gallery
  • Give any other appropriate assistance as may be reasonably requested

If you think this is for you, please contact Fiona for more information or register your interest using the form below.

Based in : Manchester
Open to: Across GM
Opportunity available: Please contact for further details
Close date: 31st March 2019
Is this opportunity ongoing? Yes
Opportunity Category: Volunteering Volunteering
Listing status: Live

Contact details
Contact person: Fiona Cariss
Telephone: 0161 275 7450
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M15 6ER

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