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Arts, creative, museums and heritage – latest volunteering opportunities

Royal Pavilion & Museums – Collections Digitisation Volunteer
This role is to support the work of the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History & Archaeology (LH&A) department. We have a large collection of photographs, postcards and 2-D material that requires digitisation so that we can upload images to our collections database and websites. The task involves handling 2-D materials and primarily using a book scanner to scan material. It may also include processing the image files. You would be based in our Digi room, above the Museum Lab in Brighton Museum. Please contact Active Student Volunteering Service at least 24 hours in advance of the deadline which is: Friday 27 May 2016.

Royal Pavilion & Museums – Garden Greeter Volunteers
As a Garden Greeter, you will buddy with another Greeter and do a 2.5 hour shift, including a short break, in the Royal Pavilion Garden, greeting visitors to the Estate, answering queries, directing people, giving out information about what’s on, and sharing learned knowledge about the estate, the Garden, and its buildings. There will be two shifts per day, initially through June 2016 on agreed days, and then rolling out across July–September. Please contact Active Student Volunteering Service at least the week before the deadline which is: Tuesday 31 May 2016.

The Charleston Trust – Photographer Volunteer
Charleston is a thriving historic house museum in the Sussex countryside between Lewes and Eastbourne. It was the former home of artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell and the country retreat of the Bloomsbury group. Photographers are sought to photograph workshops, school visits, the house and its collection, shop and café, garden, wildlife and plants etc. Flexible hours. Application process includes a DBS Check. This role may suit someone who is interested in a career in photography and would like to increase their skills and knowledge of museum/arts/heritage sector.

Lighthouse Art and Training – Volunteer Gallery Assistants

Lighthouse is looking for volunteers to assist with the invigilation of The Sprawl exhibition as part of Brighton Festival 2016. The Sprawl, a potent work of propaganda about propaganda, created by award-winning Dutch artists Metahaven, will be presented as a multiscreen immersive video installation at Lighthouse in May 2016. Duties include Assisting with front of house, Greeting visitors, Talking to visitors and giving them contextual details about the work, Distributing evaluation sheets and gathering information from visitors using evaluation forms and Ensuring that the venue is safe for visitors and the work is not tampered with. Time commitment: a morning or an afternoon session which lasts 3.45 hours, potentially twice a week during the festival.

Brighton Fringe – Information & Participants Hub Assistant Volunteers
Brighton Fringe is the largest arts festival in England. Information and Participants Hub Assistant Volunteers help give out information to the general public, answer general enquiries and assist at the Participants’ Hub; a drop in space for anyone involved in putting on a Brighton Fringe event. Positions are available on weekdays and weekends. Volunteers will be fully briefed and trained before assisting. Time commitment: flexible, across the duration of the festival.

Brighton Fringe – Fringe City Event Team Volunteers
Event team volunteers will help to set up and take down the Fringe City kit before and after shows, provide assistance to sound engineers during shows, help keep show times to schedule and liaise between performers and the event management team. Volunteers will also help with stewarding and general liaison with public or performers who are performing at Fringe City. Handing out flyers, brochures or giving out general information may also be required. Volunteers will be fully briefed and trained before assisting at Fringe City. Time commitment: flexible, across the duration of the festival.

Brighton Dome and Festival – Heritage Ambassadors: for Dr Blighty
– Working as a team to greet and assist the audience around the Pavilion Gardens
– Giving information to audience members (You will be briefed and supplied with materials)
– Time commitment: afternoon shifts 24th-26th May, and ideally to attend a rehearsal on 21st May.

Brighton Dome and Festival – The Last Resort Performance Stewards
– On site to help guide audience members through the performance
– This opportunity would entail taking on a deeper role within the work and the chosen person would be able to spend time with the company post show learning more about the company’s practice and the creation of the show. There is also the added possibility that this person might get the chance to tour with the work in the future
– Time commitment: flexible shifts throughout May.

Brighton Dome and Festival – Marketing & Promotions Ambassadors
– Getting out and about to our venues to update our branding – banners, flyers, posters etc.
– Conducting market research by asking audience members to fill out short surveys
– Giving out flyers and chatting to the public around town to generate excitement about the events
– Exit-flyering before or after our own and external events
– Time commitment: flexible shifts throughout May.

Brighton Dome and Festival – Brighton Station Info Booth Representatives
– Chatting to the public – Promoting What’s On that day
– Generating excitement about the events
– Time commitment: flexible shifts Fridays-Sundays throughout May.

Want to find out more or apply?

Please search for the organisations on the Careers Service Vacancy Service or contact us, the University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, Active Student.