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Gallery & Events Volunteering

Join our team for the exciting Bow Open Studios on June 16-17!

A highlight of the arts calendar and one of the most vibrant and well-attended arts events in London, Bow Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public, curators and collectors to explore a vast and diverse selection of work and to meet some of east London's brightest emerging and established artists. With an average attendance of over 2,000 people, #BowOpen is also a celebration of all things Bow, featuring live music, pop-up food stalls (vegetarian and meat options will be available), an arts/makers market, bars, exhibitions, workshops and more throughout the weekend.

The 2017 Bow Open Show (16 June - 27 August) is the only exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery’s yearly programme that exclusively exhibits work by Bow Arts artists, inviting a different guest curator to select each year. This year’s exhibition has been selected by renowned British sculptor Alex Chinneck. With a diverse and experimental programme of events, it should be a playful and exciting exhibition to be involved in.

This opportunity is ideal for students and those wishing to develop a career in the arts. Bow Arts volunteers will gain hands on experience of working for a dynamic & creative arts company in the arts hub of East London.

Shifts are organised on a rota basis around volunteers’ availability and other commitments.

Volunteering hours for the Open Show exhibition are 10am to 5pm between Tuesday and Sunday (16 June - 27 August).
Volunteering hours for the Open Studios event are 4.30pm to about 10pm on Friday 16 June, and 11.30am to 7pm on Saturday 17 June.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to:

  •              Welcome visitors to ensure they have an enjoyable time at the galleryDevelop experience of working with in an art gallery
  •              Use our social media channels to engage our audiences
  •              Interact with visitor groups
  •              Have experience in the gallery shop including keeping a record of sales
  •              Check works are safe and maintain tidiness.

We’re looking for people who:

  •              Have an interest in the arts
  •              Would like to meet new people develop skills interacting with the public
  •              Are friendly and reliable
  •              Are able to take on at least 1 shift a week during the exhibition period (3rd April – 4th June).

In return Bow Arts can offer:

  •              Hands on experience of working for an established arts organisation in the heart of East London
  •              Build confidence interacting with visitors
  •              Professional training from the gallery team at Bow Arts
  •              Reimburse travel and food expenses.

If you are interested in this role please send a short cover letter and CV to

We look forward to hearing from you!


Bow Arts states that this opportunity is exempt from the national minimum wage.