Volunteer at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
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The AGH Volunteer Committee was established more than 100 years ago, to help the AGH bring its incredible collections, programmes and exhibitions to the public. Working in collaboration with staff, AGH Volunteers support Gallery in a wide variety of roles delivering a wonderful experience for all our visitors.
The AGH offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, we are currently recruiting for the positions marked with dates- however we accept applications for volunteers year-round:
In addition to knowing that they are personally supporting the Gallery through sharing their time and talents, Volunteers receive the following benefits in thanks for their support:
Explore the positions below to find out how you can contribute to the Gallery as a Volunteer. No matter your age or skill set, there is a place for you at the AGH! For any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Docents are specially trained volunteers who facilitate tour experiences for visiting groups of all ages- after a ten-session training course the role of a docent includes:
Film volunteers assist with our monthly film program, and also support the Film Festival, an annual 10-day event in October. The responsibilities of film volunteers are:
The AGH hosts a wide variety of community-based events ranging from the annual family Picnic, to exhibition openings, to private functions such as weddings, showers and private parties. The responsibilities of special events volunteers include:
The Art Gallery of Hamilton operates the Shop at AGH, where we showcase art and design related merchandise and support local and regional artists as part of our Art Sales + Services program. Retail Volunteers responsibilities are to:
The AGH welcomes over 250,000 visitors annually from Hamilton and beyond. As a volunteer, you will help run the Visitor Services desk where you will be the first point of contact and instill a positive impression of the Gallery. You will provide information on Gallery exhibitions, programs and events, as well as process admission, Membership sales, and ticket sales.
The AGH Volunteer Committee Manual contains important and useful information on the AGH Volunteer program – including job descriptions, policies, and an overview of the Volunteer Committee’s governance structure.
Portrait of a Man
Jan Baptist Weenix (Dutch 1621-1663)
oil on canvas, Gift of the Women's Committee, 1968