Brunswick Street Gallery offers Volunteer positions to those looking for hands-on experience within a busy commercial gallery environment.

Our Volunteer program is ideal for someone with an interest in learning the day-to-day operations of a bustling commercial art gallery, particularly for those looking to commence a career in the arts or gain industry experience to accompany their tertiary studies.

BSG provides its volunteers with tangible industry knowledge, training, and support. There are several ways you can volunteer, whether just gallery invigilating, or Our volunteers are offered professional development and networking opportunities unique to a gallery that holds over 100 annual exhibitions and creative programs, including project-focused curatorial mentorship available throughout their time with the gallery.

During their time at BSG our volunteers gain valuable industry experience within a supportive gallery environment. Gaining valuable experience while expanding their professional networks, the successful applicants would gain a lot from these positions. 

To apply, send a CV, and short cover letter outlining your experience and interest in volunteering with us below.

There are several ways you can volunteer with us. These include:

  • Volunteer Gallery Invigilating, which entails minding the gallery Sundays 10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm one day per month. As first point of contact for gallery visitors, it requires a friendly and proactive customer-focussed attitude. Volunteer Gallery Invigilators are expected to read up on exhibition and be able to field customer enquiries about artworks and be knowledgable on exhibiting artists. All this information will be supplied by the gallery. Making gallery visitors feel welcome, providing additional context for exhibitions, as well as facilitating artwork sales are all parts of this position. Training will be provided for successful applicants. This would be a great way to start your journey into the commercial arts industry.

  • Special Projects Volunteers including assisting in the curation and delivery of exciting group exhibitions and/or Art Prizes. This hands on position involves great attention to detail, fine tuned organisational skills, ideally an existing network of artist contacts, and a professional communication manner. This mentorship heavy volunteer position would suit emerging curators seeking to gain practical experience in a supportive environment.