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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 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.
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.