I want to volunteer
The biennial starts in: 131 Days
“I really loved meeting and greeting the wide variety of people who visited the exhibition and discussing the exhibits and their experience with them. The cake and hot chocolate were a bit fab too.” Volunteer, 2011
In 2013 we need volunteers to cover a range of different roles primarily from September through to November, but there will be some opportunities starting in July. Ideally you will be available to cover a number of sessions per week, particularly during the festival (each session is 4 hours). Training and induction will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
General installation activity taking place at the former Spode factory site. Volunteers will be required to work with the BCB technician and artists to clear sites and install exhibitions.
Marketing & Press Assistants
Support the marketing team in the delivery of marketing activity including print distribution across Stoke-on-Trent, venue liaison, inputting data, sending out information to the public, uploading information to the website, asking the public to complete questionnaires at venues. Also to assist the BCB’s press team supporting the Press Preview and journalist visits.
Front of House Assistants
Supporting the festival team in the delivery of the visitor welcome and stewarding at the former Spode factory site. Tasks will include helping with the set up of the opening night event (and any other relevant events), guiding visitors around the site, handing out information and talking to the public about all aspects of the Biennial.
Invigilators are required to oversee several BCB exhibitions from 10am-6pm daily. Volunteers can be rotated around different parts of the former Spode factory site. Responsibilities will include: monitoring daily visitor numbers, meeting and greeting the public, answering queries, telling them about the BCB, ensuring safety of artworks, small amount of weekly exhibition maintenance.
Supporting artists and the festival team, workshop assistants will help to guide visitors through BCB's creative workshops. Tasks will include: helping workshop artists to set up the studio; sign in participants; deliver workshop content, including simple activities like drawing; complete the workshop with participants, providing ideas and support for them; take photographs and collect photography consent.
If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer, please fill in and submit the volunteer application form which you can download opposite. We will be in touch with you to arrange a time to talk about the opportunities you are interested in.