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We are recruiting!

Title/Position: Volunteer Front of House Assistant

Reporting Line: Vicky Chapter, Participation & Learning Manager


Our Front of House volunteers are the first people our visitors meet when coming to the gallery. They are vital to our organisation as they provide a welcoming and friendly greeting to everyone visiting the gallery. They are also there to provide more information about an exhibition, to answer any enquiries or take bookings for our workshops.

Whilst based at the Front Desk, we will ask you to perform a number of tasks:

General Front of House duties

  • Meet & Greet, providing a warm and informative welcome to our visitors
  • Engaging visitors in the exhibitions through conversations
  • Collection of audience data
  • Answering telephone and email enquiries
  • Ensuring forms are printed and photocopied for the front desk and completed as required
  • Taking bookings for events and workshops


  • Merchandising the crafts/retails space
  • Processing sales
  • Researching possible makers/designers for the crafts exhibition programme

The staff team at aspex may also ask volunteers to assist with administration tasks in relation to other departments, eg. Marketing or Participation.


Length of commitment: 3 hours per week on a regular day/time slot for 3 months.

Desirable Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Knowledge

What skills or experience is required?

  • Willingness to talk to people about Contemporary art
  • An interest in all forms of contemporary arts and crafts
  • Experience in Customer service
  • Good communication and organisational skills

What will I get out of it?

  • Support us to provide the best experience for our visitors
  • An opportunity to build experience for your CV
  • An opportunity to meet artists and like minded people
  • An opportunity to learn about the different roles within an art gallery

Please note that this is an unpaid position.  We will however refund reasonable out of pocket expenses.


Contact: Vicky Chapter

Phone: 023 9277 8080

Email: Vicky@aspex.org.uk


Volunteer Information

As a registered charity, we need the help of volunteers to help us achieve our aims with the limited resources at our disposal. However, we want to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us – so our roles have proper descriptions with the skills we hope to help you achieve. You don’t need to be a contemporary art virtuoso, we just want people who are enthusiastic about culture, of any age and background.

If you can give us 4 hours a week, we can reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses and will give you a 20% discount in the Craft & Design Space when you are volunteering.Application Form

aspex is committed to promoting diversity and actively encourages applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in the visual arts.

If you are interested, fill in this application form and send via email to volunteers@aspex.org.uk, or just pop into us when you are next swinging by.


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