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We are developing a new volunteer programme at the gallery – get involved


Volunteers are at the heart of the Whitworth

Our volunteer programme is an essential part of what we do at the Whitworth, with our volunteers getting involved in lots of ways: supporting artists and their work, getting hands-on and creative, helping deliver everything from intimate workshops to large-scale events, art gardening and much more.

Currently recruiting

Event Volunteer - South Asia art and culture programme, Manchester

To mark this year’s 70th anniversary of the independence of India, Pakistan, and later Bangladesh, Manchester’s museums and galleries are showing an extensive programme of South Asian art and culture.

Complementing the New North and South programme will be performances, film screenings, music events and social history exhibitions that will take place across Manchester.

Be part of a unique opening weekend and assist in events where you will have the opportunity to meet artists, curators, and collectors across the UK and South Asia.

What you need to know

  • Opening Weekend events will take place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October across Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth and Manchester Museum
  • You can sign up to a number of different events and workshops across the programme and venues
  • Commit to shifts of 4 hours minimum across the weekend
  • Be available to attend either induction session on: Thursday 21st Sep 6-8pm at Manchester Art Gallery or Monday 25th Sep 3-5pm at the Whitworth
    To participate you will need to attend either session

How to apply

Please fill the application form via the following link: Click here

Deadline to apply: Sunday 10th September, midnight

For more information, please email Fee Cariss.

Recruiting from October 2017

If you are interested in volunteering across the gallery and park please click here to register your interest or email Fee Cariss.