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 is currently full. We do accept applications throughout the year and will contact you when further opportunities arise.

We look for our volunteers to commit to one regular day per week for the length of an exhibition.

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

No opportunities currently available.