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Volunteer Gallery Assistants

Job details

Organisation
Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki
Closes
6 May 2017
Region
Canterbury
Work type
Volunteer
Work classification
Visual Arts

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We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly voluntary staff aged 16 and over to assist us with a wide variety of tasks at CoCA Toi Moroki. As a member of our team of volunteers you'll primarily be the friendly face greeting our visitors at reception. This role includes front-of-house and administrative duties, fielding general enquiries, gallery minding as well as giving exhibition tours (optional). There are also opportunities to get involved with hosting after hours events, to help artists with the production of their works and to gain hands on practical experience during installation/deinstallation of exhibitions.

You don't need gallery experience or indepth knowledge of art necessary -  reliability, a willingness to learn, as well as a love of art and communicating are key attributes.

Our cohort is hugely varied, from highschool students to retirees, from artists to accountants and scientists - we're a friendly bunch and welcome your unique perspectives.  We also welcome those on working holiday visas - conversational English is required, but you're welcome to speak your language to our guests from your part of the world. So if you're 16 or over and want to be part of our CoCA Whanau, get in touch! 

Ideally, we request that you commit to one shift per week of 3.5 hours. CoCA is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10-5pm, and most shifts are within these hours.
If you have extra time, you can also opt to be on-call and / or assist at public events.

Benefits:

  • Hands-on experience working in a contemporary public art gallery
  • Volunteer training sessions
  • Exclusive Volunteer talks with curators and artists in our exhibitions
  • Free attendance to CoCA Events 
  • Free yearly membership to CoCA after 40 hours of volunteering
  • Gain valuable skills in gallery management and customer service
  • Make connections with likeminded arts lovers and organisations

You will also receive a comprehensive inducution, three-monthly exhibition briefings from the curator, a CoCA t-shirt and acknowledgment on our website.

To apply, follow the link from http://coca.org.nz/volunteer/

Depending on demand, we will be hosting volunteer inductions with times to be advised on Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 March, and Saturday 4 March. 

 

How to apply

To apply, follow the link from http://coca.org.nz/volunteer/

Depending on demand, we will be hosting volunteer inductions with times to be advised on Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 March, and Saturday 4 March. 

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CoCA - Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art

15 Feb 2017

CoCA is a place of doing - a place where things happen and people connect. Through thoughtfully curated programmes and exhibitions, we foster the creation and celebration of inspiring and provocative contemporary art from exciting local and international artists.