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AGWA Volunteers – your support is vital

We rely on the support of our passionate volunteers to help bring the Gallery to life for our visitors through our events, exhibitions and public programs. We accept volunteers on an ongoing basis, as well as offering formally structured internships.

In 2017 the Voluntary Gallery Guides celebrate 40 years of service to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This is a significant achievement and all at AGWA acknowledge the Guides’ outstanding contribution to the Gallery and its visitors. If you would like to be part of this committed group of volunteers please scroll down to find out more. Applications close at the end of January 2017 for training commencing after Easter.

Why volunteer?
Help us share the value of art. We believe that art matters, is meaningful, and it should be shared so that we can all embrace it with imagination or passion. Our mission is to inspire visitors while presenting the art of Australia and our international counterparts, and to provide enriching communal experiences. Volunteering provides a rewarding experience that is vital in enabling us to achieve this vision. As an AGWA Ambassador you will inspire creativity and stimulate conversations.

What does a volunteer do?
You are the face of AGWA. You can be involved in a wide array of activities that allow us to share our love of art with others. These include greeting our visitors, informing people about exhibitions and activities on in the Gallery, and assisting with our diverse range of public programs and events. This may be helping children learn the art of puppet-making or welcoming guests to an after-hours event. Or simply sharing your knowledge of what’s on at the Gallery to help turn someone’s visit from good to great.

Volunteer roles at AGWA include:

PDF graphic  • AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guide

PDF graphic  • AGWA Ambassador
PDF graphic  • Knowledge Gatherers
PDF graphic  • AGWA Experience Ambassador

What does it take to volunteer at AGWA?
You’re enthusiastic about arts and culture in Perth. You’re comfortable working independently and as a team. You’re excited to share your knowledge about AGWA’s diverse exhibitions and programs, and to help us create something great for people and visitors to WA.

PDF graphic Which Role is Suitable for You

Levels of commitment:
AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guide – 2017 Training Program – Minimum of every Friday from April to December 2017
AGWA Ambassador: Minimum requirements of 1 shift per fortnight.
Knowledge Gatherers: Minimum requirements of 1 shift per fortnight.
AGWA Experience Ambassador: Primary work periods are Wednesdays, Sundays,
Intern: Commitments negotiated based on requirements.

Accepting and reviewing applications for all opportunities on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to know more, email volunteers@artgallery.wa.gov.au or complete the application form.


Applications now open

AGWA’s passionate Voluntary Gallery Guides, also known as Guru Guides bring the Gallery’s varied Collection to life through free guided tours. As a Voluntary Gallery Guide you will inspire creativity and stimulate conversations with education audiences, private tours and our daily visitors.

AGWA is currently recruiting for Voluntary Gallery Guides. If you are interested, please read the below before submitting your application:

PDF graphicAGWA Voluntary Gallery Guide Requirements
PDF graphicTraining Program Commitments

To submit an application, please click here.

Applications to join the Guides are due by 5pm, Wednesday 25 January 2017.

If your application to be a Voluntary Gallery Guide is successful you will be asked to attend an interview in February 2017. Following this interview we will notify you if you have been accepted for the training program, which commences after Easter.

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@artgallery.wa.gov.au



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