27 June, 2012
Eastbourne’s Towner is launching its first summer volunteer placement programme that will provide successful candidates with comprehensive training, personalised skills development and valuable experience in a leading contemporary art museum.
Enthusiastic individuals are being sought to participate in this new programme which is centred on delivering exceptional visitor services.
Gallery volunteers will be on hand to meet and greet visitors and share information on the Towner building and its renowned collection, exhibitions and events. Working alongside gallery assistants they will play a vital role in the award-winning Towner and its unique visitor experience.
Towner will be offering training which will cover all aspects of the front of house role, from customer services, health and safety, disability awareness to guiding tours, education workshops and conservation awareness.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “Eastbourne’s Towner is a fantastic cultural venue for the town and it is also one that offers a number of great opportunities for the community of Eastbourne. This is a great chance for someone interested in this sort of career to gain some valuable experience in an award-winning gallery which is known internationally and hosts artwork from artists from all over the world.”
On completion of the programme volunteers from the summer placement programme will be presented with a skills certificate demonstrating their achievements and skills gained – something that will increase their employability in the wider sector in the future.
There are still spaces available on Towner’s summer volunteer placement programme so if you love art and feel committed, enthusiastic about Towner and what they do then this is for you!
Applicants should be able to commit to two and a half days per week (including weekends) – this involves two days in the galleries and half a day training each week. Training commences on Monday 9 July and the placement lasts until 30 September.
For more information about the role and the application form please visit the Towner Volunteering page. If you are interested please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 1 July. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 4 July.
To find out what else is going on at Towner go to their website or contact Towner on 01323 434670 or at email@example.com.