Exciting events are coming up and we would love to get you involved at the Richmond Art Gallery as a volunteer. Volunteering is a fun way to learn about art and the Gallery, meet new people and contribute to your community. Without volunteers like you, the Richmond Art Gallery would not be able to do what it does — you help make it all work! If you are interested in volunteering, fill out a copy of our volunteer application form and return to the gallery.
Volunteering has much to offer:
For all of the following positions a time commitment once a week or monthly is required depending on the position. The benefits include applying your skills and talents to gain knowledge within the non-profit sector. You will receive training and support to enhance your experience in a supportive environment. Build your confidence, art-knowledge and social consciousness.
Commitment: minimum 3 hour shift weekly, between 9am-3pm on weekdays
Work with students from ages 3-13 as part of the School Art Program. Assist the School Art Program Coordinator with setting up the art classroom with art materials, leading tours, and helping students with their art projects. Applicants must submit a Criminal Records Check for working with children as part of the application process.
Qualifications: Must be aged 18+, have an interest in the visual arts and working with children. Shifts occur only during school hours, 9am-3pm on weekdays from September – June.
Public Programs Assistant
Commitment: various shifts of 2 – 4 hours in length. Opportunities exist for event-based volunteers that take place once every few months, or more regular programs and tours that occur on a monthly basis.
Work with gallery staff to provide exhibition tours, assist at larger events such as Opening Receptions or provide assistant at smaller monthly events for the general public of all ages. Tasks vary depending on the event or program. Possible tasks include food and drink preparation, bartender, docent tours in English or other languages, event photography, registration desk greeter, or serving food/drink.
Qualifications: Must be aged 18+, have an interest in the visual arts, enjoy working with the public, and have excellent customer service skills. Bartenders and Food Servers must have a Serving-It-Right Certificate. Multilingualism is an asset.
Volunteer Board Member – Richmond Art Gallery Association
The Richmond Art Gallery Association (RAGA) is a non-profit, registered charitable society (CRA Registration no.: 107894883RR0001).
We support the Richmond Art Gallery, which is owned and operated by the City of Richmond, in their mission to exhibit, collect, and educate the public about local, national and international contemporary art. The Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in British Columbia and Canada. RAGA provides the Richmond community and others in the Lower Mainland with opportunities to view and learn about contemporary art and experience art-making activities, including programs for adults, families and children. RAGA works in conjunction with RAG (the Gallery) by means of contract with the City of Richmond. RAGA’s work is accomplished via fundraising and friend-raising (membership) for the Gallery. We are not the governing board of the Richmond Art Gallery, nor do we have a curatorial role.
Board Members are responsible to:
You have the opportunity to work with a collegial and cohesive group of smart and engaging individuals of all ages and backgrounds who value the importance of contemporary art and art education in our community. You become part of the RAGA/RAG family.
Please submit your letter of interest and resume to:
Mila Kostic – President, Richmond Art Gallery Association
Cc: Shaun Dacey – Director, Richmond Art Gallery