Volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day activities of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Volunteer Visitor Information Officers help to welcome visitors while our Voluntary Gallery Guides provide a wealth of information about the Art Gallery of WA, the State Art Collection, and current exhibitions.
Voluntary service at the Gallery offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for those interested in the arts. The volunteers experience first hand our amazing international exhibitions, the wonderful State Art Collection, increase their knowledge, meet artists and arts professionals and simultaneously assist the Gallery fulfill its role as the premier arts organisation in the State.
The Voluntary Guiding Scheme originated with a group of ten volunteers who came together in 1976 in order to research the Gallery’s history. In 1977 they were asked to escort groups of school children through major exhibitions and the following year their position was formalised. Today they number approximately 80, and are an integral part of the Gallery team.
Likewise, for the past 10 years AGWA's staff receptionists have relied heavily on the team of nearly 100 men and women who assist them to greet and direct visitors and provide information on current exhibitions and activities.
Due to the early conclusion to the MoMA series of exhibitions, we are re-evaluating our volunteer requirements. We will post new application forms shortly, so please revist this page soon.
We are currently not recruiting Voluntary Gallery Guides. When recruitment recommences we will post information here. Find out about the 2013 recruits on the MoMA Series Blog.
For more information please contact our friendly Visitor Information Assistants on +61 8 9492 6600