Photoworks: one-off photography-based volunteering opportunity – apply now!


Photoworks commissions new photography, produces exhibitions and events including the Brighton Photo Biennial an international festival of photography, publishes books and an annual magazine. A registered charity, we are hosted by the University of Brighton and based at the Grand Parade campus.

The role:

Student volunteers will work alongside an experienced artist facilitator to plan and deliver photography-based workshops with school students aged 16-18. Volunteers will be expected to:

1. Participate in a series of artist led training sessions during which they will learn the skills needed to lead workshops
2. Work in pairs or small groups to research, plan and prepare for leading a practical or discussion based photography workshop
3. Lead (in a pair or small group) photography-based workshops in either a gallery setting or a workshop setting. You will be supported by the artist through this process.

Time commitment and dates:

  • 3 hour training sessions from 10am-1pm on: Friday 8, 15 & 22 January, plus Wednesday 27 January.
  • One day event (leading workshops): Friday 29 January.

Person requirements:

This opportunity is aimed at arts students from all subject areas interested in gaining practical work experience in the field of community arts/arts education. Volunteers must have:

  1. Basic knowledge and understanding of photography and photographic processes (note: you don’t have to be a photographer, just have basic knowledge of how to use a camera and visual tools such as composition, framing etc.)
  2. An interest in working with community arts/arts education
  3. An open-minded and hands on approach to art & design
  4. A willingness to work in an educational setting (gallery or workshop based).

To apply please contact the Active Student Volunteering Service:

Please read through the full role details first, by searching for ‘Making It Happen’ on our Vacancy and Events Service.

Tel: 01273 644145

Larry via Compfight

Kat Saunders • 27/11/2015

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