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.
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
- 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
Harlow District Council
Council For Voluntary Service - Uttlesford
Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service (RRAVS)
Ingeus (NCS PROVIDER)
Rotary Club of Loughton,Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell