Volunteer Opportunities

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TRG volunteers

Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art galleries. As part of the University of Edinburgh, it creates exhibitions across its distinct contemporary and historical spaces.  Working with national, international and emerging artists, leading academics and students, it is a place for creativity and learning, providing unique professional development opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities

We look for volunteers to get involved in every exhibition at the gallery as Volunteer Exhibition Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support.

All volunteers receive training for their role, the chance to network and socialise with like-minded people and access to the gallery team for careers advice throughout their time volunteering with us. We offer practical experience of working in a contemporary gallery space, public engagement and the opportunity to meet artists. Volunteers are asked to commit to one regular day per week between 9.30am-5pm and must be 18 years or over.

We have currently closed applications for our Autumn/Winter exhibition. If you are interested in volunteering with us for future exhibitions, please fill in our online Volunteer Application Form

If you require the form in an another format or have any queries, please email us at info.talbotrice@ed.ac.uk

Please note you may be asked to attend a short interview via Zoom on receipt of a successful application.


Pine's Eye | Reflections

Our 2020 volunteers reflect on their experiences volunteering during Pine's Eye.