Volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day activities of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Volunteer Visitor Information Assistants help to welcome visitors while our Voluntary Gallery Guides provide a wealth of information about the Art Gallery of WA, the State Art Collection, and current exhibitions.

Voluntary service at the Gallery offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for those interested in the arts. The volunteers experience first hand our amazing international exhibitions, the wonderful State Art Collection, increase their knowledge, meet artists and arts professionals and simultaneously assist the Gallery fulfill its role as the premier arts organisation in the State.


The Voluntary Guiding Scheme originated with a group of ten volunteers who came together in 1976 in order to research the Gallery’s history. In 1977 they were asked to escort groups of school children through major exhibitions and the following year their position was formalised. Today they number approximately 80, and are an integral part of the Gallery team. 

The Gallery will begin recruiting new Guides in the second half of 2016.

For more information about being a Gallery Guide and/or to add your name to the 2017 Guide Intake Waitlist please email the Coordinator of Voluntary Gallery Guides andrea.tenger@artgallery.wa.gov.au


Likewise, for the past 10 years AGWA's staff receptionists have relied heavily on the team of nearly 100 men and women who help provide a unique and memorable experience for our visitors, by welcoming them to the Gallery and providing information on current exhibitions and activities.

Our front of house volunteers are divided into two roles: Volunteer Visitor Information Assistants, and Evaluation and Feedback Volunteers.

Volunteer Visitor Information Assistants

As these volunteers are often the first point of contact a visitor has with the Art Gallery, they are therefore responsible for maintaining a friendly, welcoming image of AGWA through providing exceptional service to our visitors. This role suits people who are passionate about art and are outgoing and friendly.

Visitor Information Assistant role description

Evaluation and Feedback Volunteers*
This position is responsible for administering our audience surveys, which help us develop a better understanding of how we can provide the best possible experience for our visitors. This position would be ideal for any individual who is interested in learning more about the operational side of an arts organisation, and who enjoys talking to people.

Evaluation and Feedback Volunteers role description


For more information on these roles, or if you are interested in applying, please download the role description and/or the application form.

NOTE - A current (obtained within the last 12 months) police clearance is a requirement for volunteering at AGWA.  If you do not have this, please complete the form and return it to us with your application.  We will apply for the clearance on your behalf.   (If you have a valid Working with Children Check, there is no need to apply for a Police Clearance as well - please provide a photocopy or scan of your WWC Check card with your application).

Visitor Information Assistant application form

Evaluation and Feedback Volunteers application form

Police Clearance Application Form if required*.


For more information please contact our friendly Visitor Information Assistants on +61 8 9492 6600
during Gallery opening hours or email us.


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