Phoenix Brighton has a small team of volunteers who are integral to the organisation, working together on creating new exhibitions and achieving a high standard of service at events. We offer volunteers the chance to share knowledge and skills between artists and art enthusiasts, and increase their own knowledge of working in the arts sector.
Please contact Catherine if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities at Phoenix Brighton.
What Phoenix Brighton Volunteers do
Phoenix Brighton offers volunteers a varied and flexible programme of opportunities throughout the year. There are 3 main areas of the organisation that volunteers tend to get involved with.
Volunteers are crucial in helping us get an exhibition ready. Assisting in the gallery to set up the space, hanging work and doing all those other little bits are the things that volunteers do to help us make our shows look great. This is great experience for artists and those who would like to work in a gallery, to learn how to exhibit work properly, and understand all the work that goes into creating an exhibition.
Volunteers also help with creating interactive activities for visitors to engage with – this is great for individuals who are interested in gallery education, and is a good experience for anyone who wants to look at the work in new ways.
Alongside our regular Exhibition Previews, Phoenix Brighton run many special events throughout the year. Volunteers are always invited to help out, in the lead up to, and during the events. Duties range from welcoming visitors to helping on the cafe or bar, invigilation and more.
Regular special events include Art Junky and Phoenix Brighton Open Studios.
Throughout the year there are ad-hoc opportunities to gain office and admin experience, giving volunteers the chance to see how things work in an arts organisation.