Due to new COVID-19 rules, social distancing and upgraded hygiene measures are now in place at Artspace Mackay for the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff. Hand sanitiser is available on entry, and events are limited in numbers and spaced to allow participants to engage in adequate social distancing within all areas of the facility.
Volunteering at Artspace Mackay
Artspace Mackay volunteers assist staff in delivering an array of services to the public and help ensure the smooth operation of the gallery.
Tasks include: assisting with opening and closing the gallery, delivering great customer service to visitors of the gallery and gallery shop, monitoring the galleries to ensure artworks remain secure, processing sales, taking enquiries in person and over the phone, assisting in the preparation of public programs and mail distribution.
Artspace Mackay volunteers may also assist the gallery on special events such as exhibition openings, free family art days and public programs.
Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded individuals, provides participants with skills and training and can offer references for individual's resumes.
Artspace Mackay provides a great opportunity for those with spare time and who are willing to give back to the community. In return for their time, volunteers have the opportunity to work for an organisation that is highly regarded in the industry and strives to deliver exhibitions and public programs of exceptional quality. In addition, volunteers will be exposed to a fun, highly supportive and professional team.
Ideally, Artspace volunteers commit to work once a fortnight on either a morning or afternoon shift and are support by a co-volunteer in this time.
Volunteers will also have great communication skills and basic telephone and computer skills.
Volunteers are not required to be artists or have any background in the arts however an interest and willingness to learn is essential with training provided on-the-job.