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Volunteers wanted!

Volunteer Gallery Invigilators!

The Nunnery Gallery is the public exhibition space of Bow Arts, a registered arts and education charity established in 1995. Developed to provide affordable creative workspace in London, Bow Arts now manages nine studio sites across east London, as well as running an award-winning schools education programme. 

Presenting a diverse programme, the Nunnery Gallery’s exhibitions aim to appeal to a wide audience with a particular focus on site-responsive work, together with shows that explore the history and themes of the local area. Events accompany all exhibitions, including panels, workshops and film screenings, creating debate and discussion around art in the community,

The Nunnery Gallery is beginning an exciting 2016 programme and is currently showing Plastic Vanitas: Mariele Neudecker, named as one of The Telegraph’s Best Photography Exhibitions of 2016. Looking forward to an exciting programme that includes the biennial Notting Hill Housing Trust exhibition, the renowned annual Bow Open and the international moving image and performance show Visions, there are many opportunities to get involved.   

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 and creative arts organisation in the growing cultural hub of East London.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Welcoming and providing exhibition information.
  • Being first point of contact for gallery visitor enquiries.
  • Checking works and exhibition space, keeping clean and tidy.
  • Maintaining leaflets / printed information.
  • Marketing, online and using social media.
  • Overseeing visitor groups and providing tours as required.
  • Overseeing gallery shop, including keeping a record of sales.
  • Recording audience numbers / comments for audience development.
  • Event support (optional)
  • Exhibition installation support (optional)

What Bow Arts can offer:

  • Expenses for food & travel.
  • Training and support given by our experienced staff.
  • Hands on experience of working for an established arts organisation in the heart of East London.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills.

Person Specification:

  • Must possess a passion for the arts.
  • Good communication & presentation skills.
  • This is a hands on role and would suit people wishing to pursue a career in the arts.
  • You will be expected to welcome visitors and ensure that their visit is enjoyable and informative.
  • You will provide support to the Gallery Director including the day-to-day invigilating and running of the gallery space.
  • All volunteers should commit for a minimum of 1 or 2 days per week for the full exhibition period.

To join our team on volunteers, please email the Gallery Manager Sophie Hill on with an expression of interest and a CV.