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.
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.
If you would like to apply to volunteer for our upcoming 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 email@example.com
Please note you may be asked to attend a short interview in person or via Zoom on receipt of a successful application.
"Through being part of the team in a professional environment, I've learned so much about how galleries work and about art itself. Everybody, whether staff or volunteers, have been extremely welcoming and willing to help – I would recommend volunteering here to anyone who it may be of interest to, especially if working in galleries might be something you would consider in the future as it gives great insight into that environment." - Alex
“Volunteering at Talbot Rice Gallery has taught me a lot about how galleries work on a practical level. If you want to gain more experience in the sector, this is definitely the place to do so.The exhibitions are diverse and focus on different themes and subjects which most visitors really enjoy talking about. You can gain a lot of insight into contemporary art, gallery management and exhibition evaluation through volunteering at TRG.” - Andra