Help is needed: Mask Sewing
People in your neighbourhood need your help.
Role: Help support us as we develop our exhibitions. Skills Required: Ability to do research effectively, interest in visual storytelling, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and organize your time. Desired Skills, but not Mandatory: Experience volunteering with galleries or museums. Working towards or completed a degree in Museum Studies, Curatorial Work, Classics, and other Arts-based backgrounds. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours. Ideally, one day a week (same day each week preferred). Between 11 am – 4 pm. WHAT YOU WILL DO (with Curatorial Support): - Liaise with the artist(s) to plan their exhibition - Work with artists in creating their labels and exhibition statement - Plan the exhibition layout - Install the exhibition - Exhibition take-down WHY THIS POSITION IS FOR YOU: - You enjoy going to museums and/or art galleries and seeing the latest exhibitions. - You love storytelling and want to learn how to create stories through visual exhibitions. - You want to work in the competitive industry of museums and art galleries and you need to build up your resume/CV.
The volunteer role will have training embedded into the role. It will mostly be hands-on training. Training varies on how much experience the volunteer has. You will be mentored by your supervisor in a safe environment where you can learn and make mistakes with no judgment.
There aren't many volunteer roles within this industry that will completely train youths in exhibition development. SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN: - Meeting deadlines, attention management, focused research, communication verbally, and written. - Ideally, you will help develop an exhibition from start to finish. Some of the skills you will gain through the whole process include: communicating with different age and community groups, artwork install, labelling, and exhibition layout.