In exchange for dedicating 2-3 hours a week to monitoring the gallery during each exhibition, volunteers get in-depth training about the contemporary art practices on view and supporting the public to have positive experiences in gallery settings. Volunteers get exclusive access to workshops on public gallery best practices that support professional art handling, installation, and care.
We welcome volunteer applications all year round; join our team!
“ If you want to make meaningful connections with students, faculty, staff, and the art community as a whole, I recommend volunteering at the Mitchell Art Gallery.”
— Student volunteer
Arts and Cultural Management students gain hands-on experience working in the visual arts sector when they take AGAD 300 – Practicum in Arts Management and get a placement at the Mitchell Art Gallery. Successful candidates support gallery initiatives and gain leadership experience through undertaking projects in volunteer coordination and recruitment, communications and outreach, and curatorial administration. Gain mentorship from the Art Gallery Director while you learn and take on gallery work according to the professional standards of practice found in public art galleries across Canada.