Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial: volunteering opportunities in front of house, invigilation, communications, art installation exhibition team

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About Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial: 28 September-28 October 2018

Photoworks will be presenting the month-long photography festival, Brighton Photo Biennial in the Autumn, 2018. It will be curated by our new Director Shoair Mavlian, formerly curator of photography at Tate Modern. Photoworks is an organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting emerging contemporary practice across the UK and internationally. We deliver four core activities: the Brighton Photo Biennial, one of the UK’s largest international photography festivals; the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, a unique talent and mentorship award; and Photoworks Annual, a journal on contemporary photography and an extensive learning and participation programme.

The volunteer role

The festival will comprise a number of exhibitions spread across Brighton & Hove as well as a public programme of events. We are inviting volunteers to assist with the opening of, invigilation and audience experience of our exhibitons as well as support public events. In addition there may be opportunities for volunteers to assist the installation team as exhibitions are set up, also get involved with our Communications team in regards to press, marketing and digital content.

Time commitment

You should be able to commit to three half day shifts during the festival period. You also need to be available for training in mid-September – dates to be confirmed.

Person requirements

We welcome all those interested in the Photo Biennial and currently do not require any specific skill sets. It is always good to work with people who are interested in visual arts and more specifically, lens based practice.


You need to apply via the university’s volunteering service, Active Student, who will discuss the role with you and refer your details to Photoworks for an application.

Tel: 01273 644145
Visit: Your local university Student Centre
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Kat Saunders • 14/06/2018

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