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Join the team at Talbot Rice Gallery

 'At the Gates', reception, 2018. Image courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh.
'At the Gates', Exhibition opening reception, 2018. Image courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh.

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.


Exhibition Volunteers

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 and a high level of support from the Gallery team 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 from 9.30am-5pm and must be 18 years or over.


Current Opportunities

Volunteer applications for our next exhibition, Angelica Mesiti (1 October 2021 – 19 February 2022) are now closed.

If you are still interested in volunteering for those dates, please complete the volunteer application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return it by Monday 16 November to info.talbotrice@ed.ac.uk

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

For any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch before submitting your application.


Work Placement Opportunities

Work placement opportunities at Talbot Rice Gallery aim to provide a mentored, learning experience that supports an individual’s interests and professional development within one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art institutions. 

Work placements will be advertised on this page when positions are available.  Our work placement opportunities are open to all.


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