Make a difference to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Share your ideas, experiences and contribute to the arts, heritage and archaeology.
A museum background is not required for you to become a volunteer or to attain a temporary and/or unpaid work placement. However, you must have an open mind and be willing to try new things. Also, you must be very interested in the work of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums and Heritage.
Spaces are limited, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee to find you a placement. However, we will try our best to provide an opportunity for you.
If you want to find out about becoming a volunteer, click here to find out more.
If you are interested in becoming part of our Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Volunteer Team, please submit your covering letter and CV via email to Ethel Stewart, EtStewart@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Please quote "Prospective Volunteer" in your email subject heading and tell us your possible area of interest, for example: Exhibitions, Fine Art, Applied Art, Archaeology, Maritime, Science and Industry or Collections Management or state a specific topic that you are interested in so that we can try and place you in a suitable team.
Periods of work experience can also be arranged for school pupils. Please contact the Secondary Schools Work Experience Unit:
Aberdeen City Council,
Work Experience Unit, Education Culture and Sport,
Kaimhill School, Community wing, Aberdeen AB10 7HR.
Tel: 01224 498168
Work Experience Unit,
Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen. AB16 5GB
Tel: 01224 664516
"As volunteers in the Applied Art Department we have mainly catalogued costumes and an interesting variety of objects. It is a privilege to handle and pack beautiful things and satisfying to know that some of the more mundane jobs we undertake allow the staff to do other things. We enjoy the camaraderie of the Department."
Carole and Ruth, 2009