Visual Arts Roles

Volunteer Invigilators

We are looking for confident, friendly, and, creative people to volunteer as invigilators.  

Previous experience in any type of customer facing role would be useful although an active interest in contemporary art is more important.

We would require commitment of between 1-2 shifts a week (1 shift = half a day). 

Main duties will include:

  • welcoming visitors
  • answering and interpreting questions about the venue and the art work on display
  • helping with events, such as the opening
  • directing visitors around the building
  • ensuring safety of artwork and that all A/V pieces are working
  • light cleaning of the space and restocking floor plans

We will provide in depth information about the venue, and the exhibition.  There will be a curators tour for invigilators as an insight into the curatorial process and to answer your questions about the artwork on display.  


Sales Line Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for an highly organised and committed person to take on this new and exciting role for ESAF 2017.  Previous experience of delivering high levels of customer service would be of use.  This role will require you to manage your own workload; accuracy and attention to detail; and, confident use of good numeracy skills.  

Main duties will include:

  • Handling sales
  • issuing invoices
  • ensuring prompt payment to the artist
  • Notifying the venue, and invigilator working, of a sale
  • Co-ordination of the sales lin

Install & De-stall Volunteer

We are looking for practical people with an interest and knowledge of exhibitions and who have an enthusiastic and patient attitude.

We will require the full commitment of two days to cover the whole install of each exhibition.

Main duties will include:

  • art handling with some heavy lifting
  • problem solving unusual forms of exhibition display
  • awareness of health and safety pertaining to exhibitions, such as working at height
  • use of hand and power tools

This role will give good experience for co-ordinating with artists and curators.  It will provide a hands-on experience of installing and de-stalling an exhibition which can be useful for those who are interested in art handling and exhibition installation.

Please email your CV and reason of interest to info@edinburghstudentartsfestival.co.uk