Gallery Invigilator

The Gibberd Gallery is a charity run arts hub which relies on volunteers in order to be able to show

exceptional and inspiring exhibitions thoughout the year in the purpose built gallery environment.

We host a number of temporary exhibitions every year as well as being home to the permanent

collection of 20th century watercolours which were donated to the town by Sir Frederick Gibberd.

We look for volunteers who are eager to work independantly and want to be in contact with the

public as well as getting involved in projects which interest them within our programme. The

timetable for volunteeriing is worked out in mornings and afternoon shifts (9.30am - 1pm and 1pm

- 4.30pm). We appreciate all the work which is put in and the visitors to the gallery benefit greatly

from having someone here to talk to. If you have an interest in the arts or are a student looking for

work experience in this field, this is an excellent opportunity to get an insight into a working gallery.

Main duties;

Speaking to visitors and keeping a record of visitor numbers

Taking messages from visitors and offering them further information

Sorting post and press clippings

Answering the phone for general enquires and taking messages

Keeping displays clean and well ordered including posters and leaflets

Stuffing envelopes when needed

Turning on exhibits and lights in the morning and switching off in afternoon

Helping with gallery activities such as workshops, talks and meetings

Selling books and postcards to visitors.

Other jobs come up all the time and are written in the message book or given to specific volunteers

if they are keen to take on more of a task or have a particular interest. We want to work with

volunteers to improve our offering. This could be through leaflet distribution or another idea made

by yourself! We offer a lovely environment for you where you can, if you choose, purely invigulate

the space and greet visitors. We also offer tea and coffee for our volunteers and regually update you

with the goings on of the gallery.


Based in the Civic Centre in the Watergardens


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/11/2001

End Date: 30/11/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No


Civic Centre
The High
cm20 1wg

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