Umbrella Studio is committed to involving its members, artists, students and other interested people from the community in both our daily and long-term activities. Opportunities exist for individuals to participate as volunteers in all areas of Umbrella’s operations, thus receiving valuable industry experience and professional guidance in all aspects of contemporary visual arts. Volunteering is a great way to engage regularly with our art and creative projects, boost your network, make new friends and learn new skills. We offer a supportive environment, inductions and ongoing training.

Umbrella is also calling for volunteers and interns for our NAFA exhibition offerings and our PUNQ Festival. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable volunteers for May and June training, and more intensive periods in July and August for volunteering. There will be many benefits, including working with nationally-recognised artists (and more benefits to be announced) for these exciting offerings! These will be competitive positions so we encourage getting your interest and CVs in early.

Umbrella volunteer Alison Nicholas, March 2021.

Umbrella’s new location at 408 Flinders St Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop) has a larger footprint, which necessitates more volunteers for a number of reasons. We are particularly looking for friendly administration / reception volunteers who can greet visitors in our new gallery. We are also looking for people to fill in as on-call / backup volunteers – for when our regular volunteers are sick or unable to attend shifts.

We are also seeking volunteers to:
– Assist with installing a variety of exhibitions
– Assist with demounting exhibitions, along with painting and patching walls
– Assist with exhibition openings and events

From time to time Umbrella Studio also accepts interns and trainees.

Please note: Umbrella is responding to government restrictions at this time and volunteers and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan

We would be delighted to have you assist if you are available.
To register your interest, please complete the Volunteer Application form below, or Contact Umbrella for more details.

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