Art Sheffield 2013 is a citywide contemporary art event showcasing artwork by locally, nationally and internationally based artists. This fifth edition of the Art Sheffield Festival will launch on 3rd October and run until 14th December 2013.
The festival will take the form of a multi-venue exhibition and programme of events, screenings and talks, spread across the city’s gallery spaces: Bloc, the Graves Gallery, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield Institute of Arts and in the public realm. Artists and other creative organisations throughout the city are also invited to become a part of Art Sheffield 2013 through fringe exhibitions and events.
Art Sheffield is looking for passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to get involved in this year’s festival.
Opportunities for volunteers will be available in the following areas and may include the following tasks:
Festival Launch & Special Events
Supporting the Festival Producer to prepare the event
Setting up for workshops and talks
Meeting and greeting guests and VIPs
Hosting artists and guests
Running during events
Documenting the launch and special events
Technical & Installation
Supporting artists and technical teams in installing work
Acting as production runners
Acting as technical support during live events
Maintaining the high quality presentation of exhibitions during the festival
Front of House & Invigilation
Opening, closing and supervising exhibition spaces
Switching installations on/off
Meeting and greeting visitors
Acting as the friendly face of the festival, sharing advice with visitors and recommending other festival activities and events
Manning the Art Sheffield Information Kiosk at Sheffield Station
Encouraging audience feedback
Marketing & Social Media
Creating social media posts prior to and throughout the festival, featuring exhibitions and events
Distributing marketing material in Sheffield
Promoting the festival online
Creating updates for the festival website and blog
Encouraging audience feedback
Audience Participation & Feedback
Assisting at festival workshops and participatory events
Assisting with administration and event bookings
Talking to festival visitors and gathering feedback
Carrying out evaluation surveys
1 day per week (up to 8hrs) for up to 12 weeks. Volunteers should make a minimum commitment of 6 days over the festival.
Festival dates: 3rd October 2013 – 14th December
Volunteers for Art Sheffield 2013 should:
Be available to volunteer for no less than 6 days during the course of the festival between 3rd October and 14th December 2013
Be available to attend a training session in Sheffield at the end of September 2013
Have good communication skills
Work well within a team
Be able to use their own initiative
Be reliable and punctual
Have an interest in contemporary art, galleries and museums
Preferably be based in Sheffield or the surrounding area and be flexible in terms of time commitments and volunteering hours
DBS Requirements (Previously known as CRB Check)
A DBS is not required for this opportunity. This can be provided for all home students.
Type of Opportunity
This is an individual opportunity with an external organisation.
To find out more information about this opportunity or speak to a member of staff contact Volunteering at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 225 5005.
Please be aware there are options for your 2nd and 3rd choice opportunities so please choose these before you completing the application form.