Arts Catalyst is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to invigilate upcoming exhibition Arts Catalyst presents Experiments in Art and Technology at Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for contemporary art, to gain experience in a dynamic gallery/project space environment.
Deadline: Thu 8 September 2016
Thu 22 September – Sat 29 October 2016, Thursdays & Fridays, 12 noon – 6pm
Arts Catalyst Centre for Art Science & Technology, 74-76 Cromer Street, London, WC1H 8DR
Arts Catalyst presents an exhibition chronicling the history of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the group behind the legendary 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering event in 1966, exactly fifty years ago. The exhibition will include archival presentations and film screenings, making public this rich history of pioneering cross-disciplinary collaboration. An accompanying talks programme, in collaboration with Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series, will reflect on the histories of art and technology in performance, transdisciplinary collaboration, and the influence of the 1960s on contemporary art today.
Role. Exhibition Invigilator
Dates required: Thu 22 September – Sat 29 October, Thursdays and Fridays 12pm – 6pm
Weekend dates required: Sat 24 September, Sun 25 September and Sat 29 October
The position will be front of house, greeting visitors, setting up events, gathering and documenting audience data, assisting with artist run workshops and the general day-to-day running of the space. As well as a public space the Centre is the nucleus of operations for the organisation. Volunteers will have the opportunity to see how our Curator, Director, Programme Manager and Communications Officer deliver the dynamic national and international programme to the public in Kings Cross.
No formal experience or qualifications are required. We require volunteers to be friendly, confident and engaged with the exhibition and our audience. This role requires the ability to work in a team. The role suits people wishing to gain experience in public engagement in a contemporary art context. Arts Catalyst will make every reasonable adjustment to the office or to working arrangements to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. Please discuss your access requirements with us during the application process. Volunteers must commit to the duration of the exhibition. Training will be provided on the content of the exhibition.
Please send your CV, a cover letter (max 500 words), state the role you are applying for and availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held from Mon 12 – Fri 16 September 2016, please let us know in advance if you cannot make these dates. Successful applicants will also need to be available for a training in late September/ early October, dates TBC. Please do not apply if you are under the age of 18. If you do not hear from us by Friday 16 September please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Arts Catalyst is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community.