Talbot Rice Gallery

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the team of one of Scotland's leading contemporary art galleries

Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art galleries. As part of the University of Edinburgh, it creates exhibitions across its distinct contemporary and historical spaces.  Working with national, international and emerging artists, leading academics and students, it is a place for creativity and learning, providing unique professional development opportunities.

 

Volunteer Exhibition Assistants

We look for volunteers to get involved in every exhibition at the Gallery as Volunteer Exhibition Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support.

All volunteers receive training for their role and a high level of support from the Gallery team throughout their time volunteering with us. We offer practical experience of working in a contemporary gallery space, public engagement and the opportunity to meet artists.

Just like our Gallery, our volunteer opportunities are open to all.

 

Current Opportunities

Our Volunteer Programme for our festival exhibition: Lucy Skaer, The Green Man is currently full. We do accept applications for future exhibitions. 

If you would be interested in volunteering with us, please complete the volunteer application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to Claire Hills – claire.hills@ed.ac.uk.

Please note you will be asked for interview on receipt of a successful application.

Volunteers must be 18 years or over. For any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch before submitting your application.

 

Work Placement Opportunities

Work placement opportunities at Talbot Rice Gallery aim to provide a mentored, learning experience that supports an individual’s interests and professional development within one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art institutions. 

Work placements will be advertised on this page when positions are available.  Our work placement opportunities are open to all.

 

Current positions available

Exhibition Interpretation & Translation Placements

 This placement looks to provide an opportunity to work with curators on the exhibition’s interpretative materials as well as engage with the public through tours and front of house support. 

We are looking for candidates who have:

- a high level of proficiency and thorough knowledge of their first language.

a high level of understanding and written proficiency in English (as a second language).

- knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art.

- customer service skills and the ability to represent the Gallery professionally and positively.

ambition to get the most from the placement, and to share learning.

 

A maximum of five placements will be offered for the initial period of July – September 2018 during our festival exhibition: Lucy Skaer, The Green Man. Placements must commit to attending training sessions in July followed by a day per week to the Gallery. 

To apply please send your CV and a statement of interest (no longer than one A4 page) to claire.hills@ed.ac.uk by Friday 22 July 2018.

Please note you will be asked for interview on receipt of a successful application.

Volunteers must be 18 years or over. For any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch before submitting your application.