Towner is the contemporary art museum for South East England. Admission is free.

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All year round, we welcome applications for volunteers at Towner. If you are interested in art and looking to gain knowledge, we are able to offer a wide range of experiences, from assisting our technicians with installations to interacting with our visitors.

Benefits of volunteering include:

Please see below for our current opportunities: 

Installation Volunteers

We are currently offering the experience to volunteer with our installation team for two forthcoming shows, offering the exciting opportunity to work alongside technicians, artists and curators. This would suit people looking to progress into a career in the arts sector, and gain insights into exhibition installation. We would like our volunteers to participate for two days per week, and in future there may be the potential for employment as part of Towner’s technical staff. 

United Visual Artists: Vanishing Point Exhibition, 7 – 11 April, 2014

You will be preparing our exhibition gallery for laser installations, including construction, painting and floor prep. As heavy lifting is required, steel toe cap boots will be compulsory.

Annual Schools Exhibition, 28 April – 2 May, 2014

You will be working with Towner’s technical team installing a show of work by 50 local schools in our exhibition hall. This experience will cover all aspects of hanging artwork and some audio-visual elements. 

To apply for an installation volunteer position:

Please email including your availability during these periods and why you feel suited for this volunteering role.


Invigilation volunteer positions

We are looking for volunteers to meet and greet visitors and share information on the building, our renowned collection and our exhibitions and events.  Working alongside our Gallery Assistants, you will play a vital role in our award-winning gallery and our unique visitor experience. Volunteers will display excellent standards of customer service.  You will have a proactive attitude towards helping visitors understand and enjoy Towner and its exhibitions.

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You will be allocated as many or as few shifts per week as you feel you can contribute to Towner.  Each shift is four hours long, covering our general hours of opening. 
(Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 6pm in summer and 10 – 5pm in winter).

Read about Volunteer Lucy Woolcock’s experiences A Day In The Life of a Towner Volunteer from the Spring 2010 issue of Culture Quarterly!

To apply for a frontline volunteer position:

Towner is pleased to receive applications for volunteers all year round, however please note that we often have gaps between our recruitment of volunteers, so you may not hear from us straight away.

To find out more about volunteering please email

To apply to become a Volunteer, please complete the application form below:

Towner Volunteer Application Form

Please note that this PDF can be completed electronically.