Volunteering

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:

Finding Your Way Volunteer

Eastbourne-based Creative Force has been commissioned by Towner to deliver a unique programme of community-building creative work called Finding Your Way. Creative Force will be running a weekend of drop-in workshops for the general public in a marquee on Seaside Recreation Ground on 18 and 19 July.

The project is seeking Eastbourne-based volunteers with a real interest in the arts and creativity to work alongside our team in the marquee and at Towner during the weekend. You will also be comfortable working with people of different ages, abilities and disabilities. No other experience is required just BAGS of enthusiasm to be involved in something special and quirky.

Training session will take place on 11 July from 2pm to 4pm, plus you’ll work 8 to 16 hours over the workshop weekend. Expenses for travel and, where appropriate, refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information contact Teri Sayers-Cooper by 12 June at Creative Force on 07432 678228 or teri@creativeforce.org.uk.

Audience survey volunteer positions

Love art? Want to gain research experience in a gallery?  We are looking for volunteers to help us carry out audience survey evaluations.

No experience is required; we will provide training. You can volunteer for a few hours or a few days, it’s up to you.

Surveying can take place during the week or on weekends – we’re open every day apart from Monday except Bank Holidays.

Attributes required:

Benefits of volunteering include:

For more information, contact our Marketing & Communications Manager Amy Zamarripa Solis on amy.solis@townereastbourne.org.uk or 01323 434681.

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.