The opportunity exists for motivated and reliable people to join Geelong Gallery’s team of volunteers and assist the Gallery staff in a number of ways including front of house, library, administrative assistance, exhibition openings and other events.
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Volunteering at Geelong Gallery
Would you like to work amongst a team of inspiring and interesting people of all ages and backgrounds? The Geelong Gallery volunteer program provides structured shifts for both weekday and weekend volunteer work, allowing individuals the opportunity to work within the creative space of Geelong Gallery, in roles including invigilation, visitor services support, education and child-focused programs, library and research projects, opening nights and special events and through the Gallery volunteer guides program.
Your support directly enables the Gallery’s contribution to the life and wellbeing of Geelong by operating a great gallery, with strong community engagement based on the excellence of our collection, exhibitions and learning experiences for everyone. To thank volunteers for their significant contribution we offer a suite of benefits. To learn more about these benefits, click here.
Geelong Gallery Guiding
Voluntary Guides host tours for visitors, groups, youth public programs and Art+Memory programs for people with early to mid-stages of dementia.
The Gallery requires dedicated, well-informed voluntary Guides who enjoy interacting with the public and promoting the role of the Gallery and its Collection within our community.
Guides are selected by interview and the Gallery recruits yearly.
Background in the Arts, history or education is encouraged, but not a pre-requisite. Trainee guides undertake a 12 month training program, supported by an experienced guide mentor.
In addition to guided tours, Guides are encouraged to participate in specialised programs including; Art+Memory tours, outreach programs, Learn tours and youth public programs, and guide mentoring.
Emeritus guides, only open to guides with a minimum of 5 years of service, may wish to limit their guiding to major exhibitions and providing other support such as pre-arranged talks to social groups and interest groups.
Guides need to be available for meetings on the last Monday of each month and on Sundays for rostered guided tours. General availability throughout the week is also expected to fulfil guided tour requests as required.
For further information about volunteering at the Geelong Gallery, please contact—
Visitor Services and Volunteers Manager
Thank you for your enquiry about volunteering at the Geelong Gallery.
We value your enquiry and will be in touch within 7 working days to discuss current or upcoming roles within the Gallery’s volunteering function.