Towner volunteer by photographer Trevor Mitchell

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

Benefits of volunteering include:

Audience survey volunteer positions

Love art? Want to gain research experience in a gallery? This summer and autumn we are looking for volunteers to help us carry out audience survey evaluations during our William Gear: The painter that Britain forgot exhibition.

This is an opportunity to volunteer in our gallery – it is a fun, sociable role and no experience is required – Towner will provide training.

You can volunteer for a few hours or a few days, but we ideally ask that volunteers take on a minimum of two half days. Volunteers will be offered one complimentary lunch meal per each full day (or two half days) worked, as well as benefit from 10% discount in our café and shop, and gain free entry to the William Gear exhibition.

Surveying will take place throughout August and September, and while dates are flexible, we are also particularly keen to capture audience data on weekends.

Attributes required:

Benefits of volunteering include:

If you are interested or would like to find out more information, please contact our Marketing & Communications Assistant on ailie.macdonald@townereastbourne.org.uk or 01323 434685

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.

As a volunteer, you will:

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

Please note: we often have gaps between our volunteer recruitment, so you may not hear from us straight away.

How do I apply?

To find out more about volunteering please email volunteerattowner@eastbourne.gov.uk

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

Download full role description

Towner Volunteer Application Form

This PDF can also be completed electronically.