About the opportunity
Two Queens is an artist-run gallery and studios based in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. We run a programme of regular free exhibitions and events with the aim of presenting art and cultural experiences that are exciting and engaging for local audiences.
We are seeking casual volunteers to support events relating to our exhibitions programme, mainly ‘Cultural Quarter Lates’ Friday evening events and ‘Cultural Quarter Earlies’ family learning workshops on Saturday afternoons. Both initiatives are aimed at sharing audiences between visual arts venues in the cultural quarter, and require volunteers who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the arts and the local area.
Welcoming visitors to the galleryEncouraging visitors to complete feedback questionnairesProviding information and directing visitors to other events in local partner venuesAssisting with the setup and takedown of event materials and equipmentAssisting with marketing related tasks such as producing social media content
Volunteers receive an induction and are trained on health and safety and evacuation procedures. You will also receive training for any specialist tasks, and have the chance to hear about the background to exhibitions first hand from artists and curators. Volunteering shifts are agreed on a rota beforehand with typical levels of involvement being anywhere from 1-6 hours a month.
Benefits of Volunteering:
Free Two Queens associate membership (usually £30 a year), allowing access to group critiques, reading group and use of project space.Opportunity to meet likeminded creative people and peer group.Chance to gain experience working in the arts to support future career development.We particularly welcome applications from those who wish to gain experience working in the arts, as well as those who simply want to support the arts by offering their free time.
Volunteer assistants need to be passionate about the visual arts and willing to become an advocate for Two Queens' exhibition programme. Existing customer service skills and the ability to engage with members of the public about exhibitions are desirable qualities, but we are open to all applicants who wish to build their skills.
- Age restrictions
Volunteers need to be:
Over 18 years of age.
Resident in Leicester/shire or Rutland.
Available to help on either the last Friday of the month between 6-9pm or the second Saturday of the month between 12-4pm (or parts thereof)
Two Queens will cover up to £5 travel expenses per volunteering session.