Volunteer Gallery Attendant


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

539 Tremont StreetBoston, MA 02116

About

The Boston Center for the Arts accepts applications year-round for volunteer Gallery Attendants in the Mills Gallery. The Volunteer Program offers an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of a non-profit arts organization and to gain insight into the Boston arts community. Gallery Attendants are the face of the BCA and an important link between our programs, gallery and our public. They oversee the safety of exhibited work while creating a welcoming environment for visitors. They are also required to attend mandatory gallery and visitor service training.

Gallery Attendant responsibilities include:

  • Opening and closing gallery
  • Enforcing gallery rules in a polite but firm manner
  • Collecting visitor information
  • Becoming knowledgeable about the exhibit and artists on view as well as BCA-wide programs
  • Initiating and encouraging dialogue with and among visitors
  • Serving as a general resource for our public by providing information about BCA programs, exhibits, performances and events
  • Assisting in event/performance production in the gallery

We offer Attendants:

  • Invitations to exclusive talks given by artists, performers, curators, etc
  • Valuable visitor service training including an introduction to educational theories and techniques
  • Professional gallery operations experience
  • Opportunities to work with BCA staff, as well as artists, curators, special guests
  • Opportunities to create new relationships and networks

Skills

  • Visual Arts

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hours a week, 3-6 month commitment requested
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