• Partnership between Firstsite and Curzon launching June 2017

• Ushers needed for new programme of films and screenings

• Newly renovated, state of the art auditorium at Firstsite

Based in Colchester, Firstsite is the East of England's leading visual arts organisation. Over the past 20 years we have been presenting contemporary art to local, national and international audiences, supported by an integrated programme of creative events and learning activities - from drop-in sessions to craft courses, screenings and talks. Our iconic Rafael Viñoly designed building opened to the public in September 2011.

June 2017 will see the launch of an exciting partnership between Firstsite and Colchester's future art-house cinema, Curzon. Our already impressive film programme will undergo expansion to include a myriad of viewing opportunities. From family favourites and popular classics, to live screenings from National Theatre Live and Bolshoi Ballet, all showing in our state of the art auditorium, we pride ourselves on offering an inclusive and vibrant viewing experience

If you are 16 or over, interested in film and the arts in general, and would like to get involved with Firstsite, we are expanding our volunteering opportunities to include dedicated ushering positions.

How volunteers can support Firstsite

• Welcome visitors to the venue

• Occasionally support front of house with enquiries, box office, and sales

• Provide information and assistance to visitors regarding the film programme

• Act as ushers for film and theatre events

• Ensure the safety of visitors

• Act as ambassadors of Firstsite

Benefits of volunteering

• Meet new people from a variety of backgrounds

• Gain experience in a contemporary art venue

• Training, development opportunities and references

• Travel costs may be claimed (to a set daily maximum)

• Discounts in our shop and catering

• Social events, private views, talks from industry professionals


We are looking to recruit volunteers who:

• Are welcoming and friendly

• Have an interest in the arts, specifically film and theatre

• Enjoy liaising with the public

• Are keen to share their knowledge and passion

• Are able to contribute to our visitors' enjoyment

• Are enthusiastic and keen to learn

• Are punctual and reliable


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
    Firstsite is fully committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from everyone.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    To a set daily maximum
  • 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: 11/07/2017

End Date: 31/12/2022

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Availability Details

Shift patterns will correspond to the timings of each film/screening, typically beginning half an hour prior to a film/screening's start time. Volunteers may sign up on either a regular or ad-hoc basis.


This opportunity is available in: Colchester

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