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Please note that our Volunteer Programme is currently at capacity and therefore we cannot take on any new volunteers at this time. Keep an eye on our website, social media channels or sign up to our mailing list for future opportunities.

Jerwood Gallery vibrant team of Volunteer Gallery Stewards support our work in being a cultural hub for Hastings and play a key role in the network of coastal galleries across the South East.

Volunteers play a vital part in the gallery’s operations, ensuring that we deliver the highest standard of visitor engagement and experience, whilst involving the local community in our work. Volunteers at Jerwood Gallery contribute to the quality experience that is vital to ensuring customers are able to enjoy and engage with the collection and exhibitions, as well as feeling at home within the gallery space.

'I have volunteered at the Jerwood for several years now. My initial motive was simply curiosity - I wanted to know more about 20th century British art but, also, what is it like running an art gallery? What goes on behind the scenes? All the staff are lovely, knowledgeable and unpretentious and the volunteers are all fascinating and friendly, with widely differing backgrounds and a shared interest in art. It is a pleasure to wander the galleries and develop an interest in a painter you knew nothing about before. The gallery spaces are beautiful and the windows provide an amazing vantage point over the fishermen’s beach and the valley and hills of the Old Town. It's interesting interacting with visitors, many of whom are also knowledgeable about the works on display, and have fascinating stories to tell about the artists and their own experiences. The gallery runs some great educational and creative workshops and it’s a treat to feel a part of this organisation.' - Philip, Volunteer Gallery Steward

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

Becky Fletcher, Visitor Services Manager
t: 01424 728377

To download an application form click here.