Twickenham, Greater London (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

Based in the Reception of the Main Gallery, you will be the first point of contact for visitors to the Gallery, giving a warm welcome, assisting with enquiries and ensuring a great visitor experience. You will also support the day to day running of the Gallery, dealing with administrative duties and supporting the Gallery Shop, sharing product information with visitors and taking sales.  

Tasks and Responsibilities  

  • Welcoming and engaging visitors, providing information about the gallery and programmes  

  • Responding to telephone, email and face to face enquiries  

  • Supervising the Gallery space, ensuring the safety and security of the public, artwork and retail space 

  • Assisting with sales and shop displays, including cash handling 

  • Maintaining a neat and tidy reception and retail area  

  • Supporting our retail work, with stocktaking, pricing and other tasks 

  • Monitoring visitor numbers and contributing to evaluation initiatives  

  • Representing the Gallery and Richmond Arts Service  

What we hope you will get from the role 

  • The opportunity to meet new people and engage with the local community 

  • Improved and demonstrable administration and communication skills 

  • Valuable insight and experience of a contemporary art gallery, crossing the arts, cultural and heritage sectors 

  • An understanding of the breadth of arts activity offered by Richmond Arts Service 

Training and Support  

We will provide training and an induction which covers all aspects of the role. On-going support and supervision will be provided by staff throughout your time with us. Additionally, there are regular training sessions to supplement and further your initial training, as well as a varied programme of volunteer events and activities to join in, meet people and learn something new! 

Desirable qualities and experience  

  • Enthusiasm for meeting and engaging with people and sharing information 

  • Interest for contemporary art, local history and/or heritage  

  • Able to answer enquiries in a friendly and helpful manner  

  • Willingness to learn, particularly administrative skills 

  • Enjoys being part of a team  

  • Ability to complete tasks independently  

  • Good time keeping  


The gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, with two volunteer shifts a day, 10am – 1pm and 1pm – 5pm.   

We ask for a minimum commitment of one shift every fortnight, although there is flexibility over scheduling.   


This role is based at Orleans House Gallery in the Main Gallery building.  


We will cover travel expenses up to £14 per day.   

How to Apply  

Please complete our application form through our website.

Refreshed on: 26 October 2023
Closing date: 10 December 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Operations

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