Our Volunteers are very important to the work we do at Camden Arts Centre. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and friendly people who are interested in contemporary art and sharing their passion with visitors.
• Welcoming visitors to Camden Arts Centre and help them to gain a full appreciation of exhibitions, events and projects
• Gathering visitor feedback
• Invigilating in the gallery spaces and ensuring the protection and security of artworks
Volunteer Front of House Assistants donate a minimum of 4.5 hours a week between 9.45am and 6.15pm (with a 30 minute break), Tuesday – Sunday for a minimum of 3 months.
Volunteers are also invited to:
• Enjoy special tours and Q&As with curators and artists as well as invitations to exhibition previews
• Lead Gallery Tours and assist with Studio Takeover family workshops
• Attend social events to network with the Volunteer team
• After 3 months, Volunteers are invited to take part in "TESTBED" and programme their own event at Camden Arts Centre
For more information and to apply, please download an Application Form from the base of this page. The deadline for applications is 10am on Sunday 30 July.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to the Centre for an informal group interview in the afternoon on Thursday 3 August or Saturday 5 August. Following this, New Starter Induction & Training Sessions will be held in the afternoon on Thursday 17 August and Saturday 19 August. All new volunteers must attend one.
Skills and Qualifications
No formal qualifications or experience of working in the arts are needed and we welcome applications from any interested person aged over 18 years. Before you start volunteering you will receive a full induction, with briefings ahead of each shift and tour and a Q&A with the curator at the start of each new exhibition.
We reimburse volunteers for their travel up to the value of £5.50 per day. Volunteers receive 10% discount in our café, bookshop and courses.
For those aged 15-25 and interested in working with artists, programming events for young audiences and developing their own art practice, read more about our Youth Collective.
“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 Studio Takeover session, it’s great that they are free for families and the artists were really engaged in the way they lead the sessions.’