Open Eye Looks for New Trustees and Volunteers

Board Members

Open Eye is seeking new Board members keen to become active and energetic champions for Open Eye Gallery as it expands the programme of work. Open Eye Gallery is a charitable organisation, and is looking for individuals who have the expertise, connections and contacts with whom they are willing to actively promote Open Eye.

Open Eye is particularly keen on extending its Board’s expertise and skills base from professionals from the finance and business sectors.

Board members need to commit an average of 1/4 day per month or three days per annum. There is an expectation that members attend 50% of the four board meetings each year. Attendance can be done ‘virtually’ if attendance in person is not possible.

Read more and apply.

Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018, 12pm

Volunteer Exhibition Assistant

PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art is an exhibition of the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, part of the University of Salford Art Collection, consisting of artwork by 19 contemporary artists from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

This year, coinciding with the display of the historic Terracotta Warriors in Liverpool, Open Eye presents an exhibition of cutting edge contemporary Chinese art that celebrates the city’s strong relationship with China. Working with St. George’s Hall, Open Eye Gallery, and Liverpool City Council, Open Eye is welcoming a fresh team of people to help enhance the visitor experience.

Volunteers will play a key role in the day to day running of the exhibition space, making it a welcoming and friendly environment. No previous experience or specialist knowledge is required, as full training will be provided. All you need to have  is commitment, an interest in art, and a willingness to be the face of PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art for the public.

Your duties will include greeting and directing visitors around the exhibition, helping visitors to engage with the exhibition by providing background information on the artworks, and invigilating the gallery spaces.

In return for your time you’ll gain work experience and develop your skills, as well as the chance to improve your career prospects through networking, and a valuable insight into an art gallery setting. You will also be invited to social events and the end of exhibition party.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to £7.50 per day. You must be able to commit one day per week, 9.45 am – 5.15 pm, with a lunch break.

Read more and apply.

Front of House Volunteer

Open Eye Gallery has a long established volunteer programme with a growing community focus. The organisation is keen to encourage individuals from any cultural or educational background to apply for broad development opportunities, ranging from:


  • Microsoft Office
  • Sage Bookkeeping


  • Use of Point of Sale Systems
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Customer service

Transferable skills

  • Interpersonal development
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership abilities
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Research methodologies
  • Organisation skills

Volunteers are an important and valued part of the Open Eye Gallery. Without volunteers Open Eye Gallery would not be able to offer high quality exhibitions and events to the public for free. Open Eye Gallery wants to ensure that volunteering helps you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be, and most of all that you enjoy the experience and feel like part of the team.

Open Eye Gallery provides free access to high quality, innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art from around the world. Gallery volunteers are a part of this creative environment and work amongst a team of engaging, committed and creative individuals. Volunteers play a key role in the day to day running of the Gallery, ensuring it is a welcoming and friendly place.

Food and travel will be reimbursed up to £7.50 per day.

Read more and apply.

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