Art Studio Assistant Volunteer

Milestones Trust
https://www.milestonestrust.org.uk/
Salary: 
voluntary
Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
One day per week, ideally Tuesday or Wednesday
Location: 
Bristol
Details of Role: 

Milestones Trust supports people with learning disabilities, mental health, dementia, and those with complex behavioural needs. Expressions is a year-long programme of creative events that works across the trust and culminates in an exhibition and festival that is open to the public. The focus for Expressions has always been to make the arts accessible, interactive and a source of well-being. 

Art Studio Assistant

The programme encompasses all forms of art including film, ceramics, textiles, food, photography, performance and spoken word .The people we support are involved in every aspect of Expressions, from creating the art to organising the exhibition and festival summer 2022. We also work with professional artists and local organisations to give our residents invaluable access to the art world and help to get their work exhibition-ready.

Our team of Volunteers make a significant contribution to the work we do. We are currently inviting applications from individuals who would like to join our Art team. We are looking for an enthusiastic person (or people) who have a keen interest in engaging with art, enjoy effectively interacting with the people we support, and who have a positive and helpful attitude.

Based at our new dedicated Arts hub at Humphrey Repton House in Southmead, you will be an active group participant with a flexible attitude that will assist the growth of our programme.

Duties will include:

Assist in the day to day running of a busy Arts programme.

Help maintaining stock and art materials, ensuring artwork is stored safely

Assist in the organisation of events, workshops and exhibitions.

Implementing and maintaining office and information systems

General artist’s studio duties, such as setting up the room/clearing away.

An understanding that reliability is critical.

Be an advocate for the arts

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in the Arts. We will support you with training and ensure that you are confident in the role. Due to the nature of the work, we require all volunteers to undertake a DBS and seek references. We also ask that you can commit to the role for at least six months.

Closing Date: 
Saturday, 9 April, 2022 - 15:15
How to Apply: 

For more information or to request an application form please contact Milestones volunteering team on volunteering@milestonestrust.org.uk or call 0117 9709356