New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond

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Job and volunteer opportunities

Our volunteer assisting with a private view
Our volunteer assisting with a private view

Outreach workshop with families, Children's Centre, Farnham Hale
Outreach workshop with families, Children's Centre, Farnham Hale

 

Join the team! Volunteering and Industry Placements (Flexible hours)

An excellent training platform for individuals keen on gaining flexible experience in the creative, arts, and charity sectors. We are seeking enthusiastic gallery volunteers who wish to support a local arts organisation and/or gain experience in some or all of the following tasks:

  • Working directly with the public
  • Assisting in PR and marketing efforts
  • Supporting customer service and clients
  • Installing and dismounting exhibitions
  • Editing an exhibition catalogue
  • Assisting professional artists during education and local community workshops
  • Supporting events including private views and workshops.

We’d love to hear if you have any special interests and offer flexible hours that suit your timetable.

 

Why volunteer?

The art world is a highly competitive job market. To stand out, volunteering and gaining valuable gallery experience can help you stay one step ahead of your peers. The New Ashgate Gallery offers a dynamic environment, managing various practices from marketing to working with people. The knowledge and skills gained from working with our staff can provide not only vital experience but also help you clarify your professional direction.

How long do I volunteer for?

We understand that volunteering is a partnership between you and our organisation. We recommend volunteering one day per week for up to three months. We can assist you in working on a particular project and give you access to the gallery's day-to-day operations.

Recent Success Stories:

Rachel, who volunteered on Wednesdays, secured a job with Parker Harris, and Sarah, who volunteered on Fridays, has been offered a position at the V&A. We are delighted that our volunteering opportunities have helped kickstart their careers.

More Information About the Gallery:

The New Ashgate Gallery is dedicated to promoting the best contemporary art and craft in the marketplace. It serves as an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey, and beyond. The trust delivers exhibitions and projects in the gallery and the community, fostering emerging artists and supporting diverse participation in the arts. As a not-for-profit organisation, the gallery relies on sales from exhibitions and donations to further charitable aims and programmes. For further information, visit www.newashgate.org.uk.

The gallery is located on the edge of Waggon Yard car park, at the corner of Downing Street and Union Road. It's a five-minute walk from Farnham Station, served from London Waterloo (55 minutes). The Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturdays, 10.30am-5 pm, with occasional Sunday and evening events during special occasions. The New Ashgate Gallery works towards equality and diversity.

Personnel Specification:

The successful applicant will have a keen interest in working in retail arts and crafts, possess a polite manner, basic IT skills, and work well both independently and in a team. If you have any special skills or interests, please include these in your application. Email your CV (max. two pages) and a short covering letter or email to Outi at outi.remes@newashgate.org.uk. For informal enquiries, call 01252 713208.

The CV and statements should indicate the following: your availability (most volunteers work 1 day a week), special areas of/previous experience or interest in the arts, why you are interested in volunteering, and your educational background.

We also welcome students for industry placements that are part of their degree.

We regret that we are unable to accept work experience applications from anyone under 18 years of age.

If you have any special skills or interests, please include these in your application. Email your CV (max. two pages) and a short covering letter to us. Informal enquiries: 01252 713208.

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS

gallery@newashgate.org.uk

Telephone: 01252 713208
Charity: 274326
Company: 1324906
VAT registration: 413979331

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