Gallery Volunteers

Our creative development programmes are a central part of what we do at Lancaster Arts. Whether you’d like to try something different and meet new people, or develop existing skills and enhance your C.V, we aim to provide opportunities for everyone that are interesting, rewarding and distinctive. 

Volunteers play a key role in the running of the gallery, care of the collection, and in supporting learning projects run by Gallery staff. Each position offers a unique insight into the workings of an established arts venue, and provides a hands-on introduction to the range of roles within the organisation. It is an opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills, receive specialised training from gallery staff and access valuable developmental opportunities through our volunteer training programme. 


Gallery Invigilator 

From the Peter Scott Gallery desk, you will provide a warm and knowledgeable welcome to all of our visitors, and be able to provide information about current and future exhibitions and events. You’ll ensure the exhibition space is kept clean and tidy, and that artworks and displays are safe. You will be given desk-based tasks to complete if the Gallery is quiet. These will come from across the organisation and no two days will be the same! Training will be provided, and friendly support, guidance and cups of tea are always on offer. You can download further information here. 


Working with the Collection 

You will be involved in the care, research and cataloguing of the Peter Scott Gallery’s collection. Working with Gallery staff, you will develop your understanding of collections care through hands-on experience of sorting, accessioning and digitising items from our archive, using our collections management system, MODES. You can download further information here.


Project Sketchbook Volunteer 

Project Sketchbook is Lancaster Arts’ primary learning programme for 2017-18. You will receive training and support throughout the project from professional artist-in-education David Hulston and PSG staff. You’ll work alongside the project team in setting up/packing away equipment, welcoming participants, facilitating small group activities and encouraging participants to get involved, and providing feedback to organisers. You can download further information about the project here, and about this volunteer role here


Marketing Assistant

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Launch of Mel Broomfield's exhibition at the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University. October 2014.