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.
Family Sunday Crew – Youth Volunteer
Commitment: 9 hours monthly until November 2017
Family Sunday volunteers are best suited to those who have an interest in visual culture and like to work with children in a social learning environment. The schedule for volunteer shifts is every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month, plus the 4th Sunday of each month.
Tasks may include: working with and greeting the public (all ages), preparing and demonstrating art projects, reading storybooks to young children, assisting with set-up/clean up of spaces, art materials and equipment, leading exhibition tours, and assisting with art activities.
Qualifications: Must be at least 15 years of age, fluent in English, be able to commit to the 3 shifts per month, friendly and outgoing with people of all ages, and able to work as part of a team. An interest in visual art, experienced public speaking skills, and other language speaking skills an asset.
Public Programs Assistant for Programs and Events
Commitment: 3 – 10 hours monthly
Public Programs Assistants are best suited to those who have an interest in visual culture and like to work with people in a social learning environment. The schedule and duties vary each month, depending on the program. Programs include: Exhibition Opening Receptions, Artist Talks, Art Workshops, Family Sunday program, Art After Dark Remix program, and various Community Events.
Tasks may include: working with and greeting the public (all ages), preparing and serving food trays, serving drinks, assisting with set-up/clean up of spaces and equipment, leading exhibition tours, and assisting with art activities. Shifts are sporadic in nature, generally 1 or 2 shifts per month on Thursday evenings and/or weekend afternoons.
Qualifications: Must be aged 16 years or older, fluent in English, be able to commit to the position for at least 6 months, friendly and outgoing with people of all ages, and able to work as part of a team. Serving It Right Certification, public speaking skills, and other language speaking skills an asset.
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 have an interest in the visual arts and working with children. Shifts occur only during school hours, 9am-3pm on weekdays from September – June.
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