Front of House Volunteer
The main focus of the Front of House Volunteer role at Fabrica is invigilating exhibitions when we are open to the public. The volunteers work with the Volunteer Coordinators and fellow volunteers to greet visitors into the gallery, maintain the Front of House tasks and communicate the ideas of the artwork to the public. For each show, we invite volunteers to specific training to develop our understanding of the exhibition and the artist behind it.
As a Front of House volunteer, there are also further opportunities relating to each exhibition: -
- Installing and de-rigging exhibitions
- Producing the Research and Interpretation folders
- Producing the volunteer Response Magazine
- Volunteer-led workshops in the gallery.
There are a number of experiences gained and skills developed whilst volunteering at Fabrica which include:
- Technical skills
- Working with diverse groups
- Gaining knowledge about contemporary art
- Behind the scenes knowledge of an art gallery and artists
- Team working
- Using the Artist Resource for your own research
- Meeting like-minded people.
We are still recruiting to this role despite the COVID-19 emergency because it's important to our future. We would really like to hear from you if you're interested, even if it may not be practical for us to meet in person for some time. We could talk by phone or video link initially so you can find out more about the role and if it might be right for you.
We need people with skills in:
- Good communication
- Public facing interaction
There are many benefits gained from volunteering at Fabrica but three would be:
- Enjoyable, interesting and flexible work which can fit around your own schedule and interests.
- Opportunities for development and learning in a professional and personal capacity (for example, broadening your experiences/skills for a CV).
- The additional training and social opportunities that you can take part in alongside the varied but like-minded group of volunteers, for example; volunteer trips to art galleries, creative workshops, games nights, film nights.
Front of House volunteering at Fabrica will be onsite (40 Duke Street) when we are open to the public. There are many travel links (trains/buses) which are near to our building.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||We ask if they are able to commit to at least 1 shift a week (approx 3.5hr) during exhibition time. We also go over other Front of House tasks which volunteers will be trained to do on their shifts.|
Where does this role take place?
40 Duke Street
- Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Up to £5 travel expenses per day.
Health and Safety
Volunteer Health and Safety is covered during the Induction.
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
- Support on Offer