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We are now recruiting! If you are looking to share your enthusiasm for art, or to build your skills and gain experience in a gallery environment to build up your CV - keep reading for opportunities available and how to apply.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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:

t: 01424 728377


How to Apply

To apply, download and fill out the application form here.

Return your completed form to Yaz Norris via email: 

or send in the post to:

Yaz Norris, Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW

We look forward to hearing from you!