Collection Volunteer

Collections Tour at Rockhampton Art Gallery

Program: Collection

Position Title: Collection Volunteer

Role:

Those who can dedicate a regular day and time, or a week or two solidly, to volunteering are highly valued and we do our best to support your goals while we work together to support the Gallery.

As a Collection Volunteer you will assist with:

  • researching background information about Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collection as a whole
  • updating information in the Gallery’s electronic database
  • undertaking research to contribute to the background and significance of each item in the collection
  • digitising artwork files
  • Condition Reporting and photographing the collection as we prepare for relocation
  • Measuring artworks for transport boxes and travel crates
  • Applicants with a conservation or art handling background would be welcome to join us in the more active conservation tasks that will be undertaken as we prepare to relocate.

 

Scheduling:

  • Research projects on Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collection are available throughout the year
  • Condition Reporting and photographing the collection to occur Tuesday and Wednesday each week from the end of September 2019 – December 2020.

 

Required Qualities/Skills/Experience:

  • Well organised, committed, reliable and ability to use initiative
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • An interest or degree in art, art history, culture, curation or conservation.
  • Enjoys researching
  • Ability to ask questions and follow instructions
  • Able to work independently once training has been provided. Staff will be available to assist if you have questions or would like guidance on a project.

 

Benefits:

  • Gain experience in the arts that can support future employment
  • Develop collection management skills
  • Develop a knowledge of conservation and museum standards
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of the art gallery with exclusive behind the scenes access
  • Be a valuable part of a supportive and knowledgeable team that is willing to share their expertise with you
  • Complimentary annual Friends of the Gallery membership
  • Opportunity to meet other people interested in art
  • Contribute to cultural development within the community

 

Reports to:

Rockhampton Art Gallery, Cultural Collections Officer Lexi Maller

 

Contact:

Rockhampton Art Gallery

62 Victoria Parade

Rockhampton QLD 4700

Phone: 07 4936 8248

Email: gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au