Mosman Art Gallery

Art Gallery

The Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre is a regional gallery and the centre of a thriving artistic community, there are many ways that you can contribute.

If any of these positions interest you contact Steven Walker on 9978 4216 or s.walker@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

Art Gallery – Gallery Assistant

Program: Mosman Art Gallery

Role

  • Welcome visitors to the Gallery
  • Provide visitors with information about our exhibitions and programs
  • Assist with supervising the Gallery
  • Assist with administrative and clerical tasks, eg. mail-outs, folding, organising slide collection

Scheduling

Fortnightly or once a month on a roster; depending on the volunteer’s availability. Each roster period is for 3-4 hours per session, on a morning or afternoon, over seven days

Required Skills/Experience

  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Awareness of the special needs of various visitors to the Gallery, eg elderly people, school groups and the disabled
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident and polite

Benefits

  • Able to enjoy a range of art exhibitions and programs
  • Opportunity to meet other people interested in art
  • Be a valuable member of the Gallery team
  • Contribute to cultural development in the community

Report to Public Programs Officer

Art Gallery – Gallery Guide

Role

  • Present guided tours of current exhibitions and the Art Gallery to community groups visiting the Gallery, eg. Probus Clubs and Seniors Groups
  • Share information about selected artworks and artists in the exhibition with groups and visitors
  • Research background information about the exhibition to prepare for the tour
  • Welcoming visitors to the Gallery

Scheduling

  • Volunteers must complete a training program to develop and practice skills in guiding for art exhibitions, and communicating with groups
  • Guides are rostered to undertake three guide exhibitions per year

Required Skills/Experience

  • Excellent communication skills, and enjoyment of sharing information with visitors to the Gallery
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Confident and polite
  • Research skills, eg. through the library or the internet as preparation for tours
  • Volunteers may have a special interest in art, history or culture or an enthusiasm for the visual arts
  • Well organised

Benefits

  • Opportunity to develop skills in guiding and communicating with groups through a training program, plus an ongoing program of bi monthly workshops
  • Able to enjoy a range of art exhibitions and programs
  • Opportunity to meet other people interested in art
  • Be a valuable member of the Gallery team
  • Contribute to the cultural development of the community

Report to Public Programs Officer

Art Gallery – Curatorial Research Assistant

Role

  • Research background information about the Mosman Art Collection
  • Research background information about future Gallery exhibitions when projects are available
  • Volunteers may gather information through library research, interviews, internet searches or special visits to art collections both public and private

Scheduling

  • General projects on the Mosman Art Collection are available throughout the year
  • Availability of curatorial research projects are limited
  • Projects are self directed and completed at the volunteer’s own pace, usually over a few months

Required Skills/Experience

  • Research skills eg: through the library or the Internet
  • Volunteers may have a special interest in art history or culture or have completed studies in art, history or culture
  • Well organised
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Enjoy researching

Benefits

  • Opportunity to visit and research other art collections
  • Able to enjoy a range of art exhibitions and programs
  • Opportunity to meet other people interested in art
  • Be a valuable member of the Gallery team
  • Contribute to cultural development in the community

Report to Public Programs Officer

Art Gallery – Special Events Assistant

Role

  • Assist with exhibition opening nights, public programs and other special events such as morning teas for community groups
  • Assist with food preparation
  • Serving food
  • Assist with visitor enquiries
  • Provide visitors with information about our exhibitions and programs

Scheduling

Mostly evenings, occasional day events. Usually once every 4-5 weeks, depending on the exhibition schedule and public programs.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Enjoy assisting people
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident and polite
  • Awareness of the special needs of various visitors to the Gallery, eg: elderly people, school groups and the disabled

Benefits

  • Able to enjoy a range of art exhibitions and programs
  • Opportunity to meet other people interested in art
  • Be a valuable member of the Gallery team
  • Contribute to cultural development in the community

Report to Public Programs Officer