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Volunteer Opportunity at Collect 2019

Calls for Makers 12-Dec-2018 - 31-Dec-2018

The Crafts Council is seeking volunteers to support the fair at Collect -International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design. This is being held at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, from 28th Feb- 3rd March 2019.

Collect presents an unrivaled opportunity to see and buy exquisite craft-led works by artists and makers represented by British and international galleries. Filling all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigor behind contemporary craft, featuring works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles alongside makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.

Collect forms a key part of the Crafts Council’s work to make the UK the best place to create, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. To find out more about Collect and the Crafts Council, visit www.collect2019.org.uk

Who are we looking for?

We would welcome applications from enthusiastic, friendly, professional and confident individuals who are keen to gain experience in the world of art fairs, the craft & design sector and events management. We would also like to speak to those looking for work experience as part of a related undergraduate course. Events experience desirable.

You will need to be available for a minimum of three half-days, with the possibility of late nights, between 27th February- 4th March 2019. You will be required to attend an interview at the Crafts Council’s offices on 18th January 2019, and a briefing day on 1st February 2019.

What to expect?

  • Event support/management duties
  • Interacting face to face with visitors, exhibitors, artists
  • Assisting at Collect private VIP events
  • Working with the Crafts Council team
  • Complimentary ticket allocation
  • The position is unpaid: reasonable travel expenses and food allowances will be reimbursed

The Crafts Council is committed to equal opportunities. As such, we welcome applicants from all members of society and promote diversity.

How to Apply

Please complete the online form

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018.