Volunteer

Inspire creativity, stimulate conversations and provide enriching experiences as an AGWA volunteer. Our volunteers play a vital role in bringing the Gallery to life through the events, exhibitions and public programs we host.

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The role of an AGWA Volunteer

As an AGWA volunteer you’ll be involved in many activities that allow us to share our love of art with others. These include greeting our visitors, informing people about exhibitions and activities in the Gallery, and assisting with our diverse range of public programs and events.

Roles available

AGWA Gallery Guide
Bring the Gallery’s varied Collection to life through free guided tours.
 
AGWA Ambassador
Our first points of contact with many visitors. Their passionate support allows us to bring the gallery to life for our visitors through our events, exhibitions and public programs.
 
AGWA Experience Ambassador
Help with and promote AGWA’s exciting calendar of public programs and events. This role is particularly suited to those seeking volunteering experience outside of regular business hours.
 
To be an AGWA volunteer you must:
  • Be enthusiastic about arts and culture in Perth and abroad
  • Be comfortable working independently and as a team
  • Be able to share your knowledge about AGWA’s diverse exhibitions and program

AGWA Gallery Guide 

Interested in becoming a Voluntary Gallery Guide? AGWA guides have the opportunity to work within one of WA's most significant cultural institutions, develop new skills and network with like-minded people through ongoing training and research. To find out what it takes to be a Voluntary Gallery Guide please read our AGWA Gallery Guide information below.

Submissions are now closed for the 2020 intake. Check back here mid 2021 for the following year’s call out for applications. 


Pulse Youth Advisory Panel  

If you're aged 15-21 years and want to contribute to AGWA's programs for young people, then submit an application to become a Pulse Youth Advisory Panel member. As a panel member, you will meet once per month to actively contribute to ideas, program and events for AGWA Pulse, the year-long program of events for young people.

The panel is open to all Western Australian people aged 15 to 21 years of age who are interested in volunteering and keen to make a difference in the arts. AGWA aims to include young people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, and those with specific access needs. We hope your time on the panel will give you the opportunity to actively contribute to the Gallery's program, advocate for youth issues and programs, and develop your arts and leadership skills.

Applications for 2021 membership are now open until 5pm, 1 December 2020. Submit your application. 

For more information contact AGWAPulse@artgallery.wa.gov.au

What you need to know:

  • You must be aged 15-21 years of age
  • You don't need to be at school or have volunteered before
  • You do need to commit to at least four meetings per year
  • Membership is voluntary
  • You will be invited to key events held by AGWA and relevant partner organisations
  • There will be opportunities to learn from and work with AGWA staff across departments 
  • We want to hear from people with a passion for the arts and a desire to make a difference

Become an Adjunct Guide for Pulse Perspectives

Pulse Perspectives is a favourite on AGWA’s exhibition calendar. It is an opportunity for young artists to showcase through their work things that matter to them. Since 2019, Pulse Perspectives has sat within AGWA Pulse, a year-round program of events for young people, designed in consultation with young people. 

In 2020, for the first time, AGWA introduced guided tours of Pulse Perspectives. To bring a youth perspective to our tours, the AGWA Guides wish to invite young people to train as ‘Adjunct Guides’ to co-share tours with us.

Adjunct Guides will receive a full day’s training on guiding techniques, and introductory sessions with an experienced Guide Mentor. Applicants should be prepared to share 3 tours over weekdays or weekends with dates arranged to suit you and AGWA. An interest in the local arts scene is required, but a formal art qualification is not necessary. This is an opportunity to develop your skills in public speaking, leadership and networking in the dynamic environment of the AGWA. This is a voluntary position for young people aged 15-26 years of age. Parental approval is required for applicants under 18 years of age. 

If you would like to enquire about becoming an Adjunct Guide, please email admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au