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Gallery & Events Volunteering

The Nunnery Gallery is seeking a team of enthusiastic volunteers to support its diverse range of local, national and international exhibitions and events. We have had a terrific summer with The 2017 Bow Open Show, curated by the British sculptor Alex Chinneck.

Join us as a volunteer this Fall for a wonderful season of events & exhibitions including Mythologies and the Marginalised, a retrospective of Jacqueline Morreau, 2 to 21 September.

Then The East London Group’s artists are the guests of honour from 29 September to 17 December, with The Working Artist.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a series of new in-situ commissions by artists working in east London today, highlighting recognisable sites in the paintings surrounding the Nunnery Gallery.

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. Shifts are available Tuesday – Sunday 9.45am to 5pm (with an hour for lunch), or 6pm – 9pm for events.


Volunteers will have the opportunity to:

• Welcome visitors to ensure they have an enjoyable time at the gallery

• Develop 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.