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Volunteer Front of House Assistant - applications open on Saturday 13 February

How to become a Volunteer Front of House Assistant 

‘The additional activities mean that in the Front of House volunteering role you’re always stimulated by something new.’ - current volunteer 

Camden Arts Centre is dedicated to developing artists, educators and people with an interest in contemporary art. Alongside our education and exhibition programme we also actively engage with volunteers, offering members of the public a unique opportunity to donate time and become part of the organisation.

Front of House Assistants donate a minimum of one day (5-7 hours) of their time a week and help us invigilate our gallery spaces, welcome visitors to the Centre and help them to gain a full appreciation of the exhibitions, events and projects. Front of House Assistants can share their passion for art by leading Guided Tours of the exhibitions and assisting with our Make & Do family workshops. Our volunteers are invited to attend a variety of seminars and workshops and regularly get involved with projects and job shadowing opportunities not available to visitors or paid members of staff.

As the public face of Camden Arts Centre, Front of House Assistants welcome visitors and are the first point of contact between the organisation and the public. Joining Camden Arts Centre as a volunteer in this capacity would ideally suit those that have an interest in the work of the Centre, enjoy interacting with the public and work well as part of a team. 

We are particularly keen to work with people from the local area and those interested in joining the team on a long-term basis. Please note that we only take on Front of House Assistants who have availability to volunteer at least one day a week for a minimum of three months. More information about the role of Front of House Assistant and details of the extras we offer our volunteers can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

How to apply:
We currently have a full team of volunteers working with us as Front of House Assistants. Our next recruitment period will be Saturday 13 February - Saturday 27 February 2016. Applications made during this period will be considered for the role and a small group of candidates will be invited to an informal welcome evening on Monday 7 March 2016. At this event candidates will undertake short informal interviews with Camden Arts Centre's team of Team Leader Invigilators. Successful candidates will be asked to attend a compulsory evening training session on Wednesday 16 March 2016 before starting in the role from Wednesday 23 March 2016. All candidates will be expected to commit their time one day a week until at least Sunday 5 June 2016.

Please join our mailing list to receive news about our upcoming exhibitions, events and projects, including updates about joining us as a Volunteer. Alternatively, bookmark this page and check back between Saturday 13 and Saturday 27 February.

If you have any questions about volunteering at Camden Arts Centre please contact,

info@camdenartscentre.org

Take a look at what past and present volunteers thought of their experiences at CAC:  

‘Camden Arts Centre is one of the best places I have volunteered with so far!’

‘It's a very friendly place, and I have felt included from the beginning, especially due to the regular communication with volunteers, which is really good and makes you feel part of the Centre.’

‘The staff and other volunteers are really pleasant to work with, there's a sense of mutual respect for each other no matter what one's position may be. The overall environment at Camden Arts Centre is lovely to be in, it is efficient and proactive yet relaxed and very positive.’

‘Both the interview and the training sessions were conducted in a friendly and informative way and I felt very at ease.’

‘Giving guided tours improved my public speaking skills and it was fulfilling to hear people's sincere gratitude after the tours.’

‘I really enjoy helping out during the Make & Do session, it’s great that they are free for families and the artists were really engaged in the way they lead the sessions.’

‘Volunteering has given me an insight into how the Centre works and the people involved.’

‘The hour shadowing shifts have been a great opportunity to talk with staff, to find out more about their specific roles at Camden and to hear how they got to this point.’

Watch this short film about You are Here, an exhibition produced by Camden Arts Centre's Volunteer Front of House Assistants in 2014: 

Please note that we will only be able to respond to applications sent during periods of recruitment. Speculative applications sent outside of this period will not be kept on file. Please note that we cannot accept those under 18 or those with a Visitors Visa onto the volunteer programme. We are also unable to offer work experience placements or internships. Volunteers joining the programme will need to provide photographic identification in the form of a current passport. 

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