Volunteering with Leeds Museums and Galleries is a way to use your existing skills, develop new ones, improve your knowledge, increase your employability, meet new people and have fun!
We have been awarded the Leeds Compact Kitemark by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL), demonstrating that we offer a good quality volunteer programme which is approved according to the standards set out in the Leeds Compact. We are very proud of this and continue to improve our volunteer offer in keeping with this quality standard.
Leeds Art Gallery has a nationally-significant Fine Art Collection which includes amazing modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures as well as fascinating works on paper (e.g. prints, drawings, watercolours and photographs) dating from the 16th to the 21st centuries.
In addition, we run The Picture Library, a popular art lending scheme that allows members to spend up to one year with original artworks.
This online role will involve assisting with developing new and exciting content across Leeds Art Gallery’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts to help share our world-class collection with our digital audience. We currently have over 120,000 followers on social media.
Work alongside friendly and experienced curators
Gain experience of managing institutional social media accounts
Help digital audiences engage with our collections
Gain experience of editing images of artworks
Develop your research and communication skills
Learn different digital audience engagement strategies
Learn about art-related copyright issues
Familiarise yourself with collections databases
Take up a rare chance to research Leeds Art Gallery’s collections
Training will be given in all aspects of this role
The role will suit you if you… are enthusiastic, engaging and reliable with good communication skills and IT skills. Ideally, you would also have good research and attention to detail skills. You will need an understanding of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and be willing to use basic image editing tools (e.g. Paint).
Ideally you will have a keen interest in art from different periods (especially in modern and contemporary art) and learning and gaining some experience in working with an art gallery. You should be able to carry out tasks both with and without supervision when required. All volunteers should abide by the Council’s code of conduct and Information Governance policies.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week (working independently) + 1 hour weekly online session on a previously agreed day of the week
Day: Any days
Duration: 6 months with the possibility of extending it further
Expenses: Where a volunteer role involves out of pocket travel costs we will cover this up to the value of £6.00 per day between home and your volunteering place.
Further info: For further information contact Laura Claveria, Assistant Curator of Fine Art on
Closing dates: 3 March 2021. Informal interviews will take place online on 11 March.
Start Date: 15th March
If you are interested, please click on the “Fill in an application” button or contact Karen Mackie, Volunteer Coordinator, on 07891271365.
If you already volunteer for us please send an email to: stating why you are interested.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 15-03-2021
End Date: 15-09-2021