Volunteer opportunity description

Gallery Volunteers are central to opening the gallery space every weekday and enhance awareness of the Royal Society of Sculptors through encouraging engagement with the historic Head Office on Old Brompton Road. 

What’s involved?

Gallery Volunteers are essential in the day to day running of the gallery and therefore they:

  • Provide a friendly welcome to visitors as they enter the Society
  • Be the first point of contact for visitors
  • Count visitors as they enter the gallery
  • Encourage visitors to keep in touch with the society by joining our mailing list
  • Encourage visitors to fill in our visitor book and to give feedback
  • Invigilate the gallery space, providing crucial object and site security 
  • Adhere to top customer service standards ensuring all those who enter the Society have a fantastic visitor experience
  • Encourage visitors to spread the word about the Society by writing on TripAdvisor or following the Society on social media
  • Approach the public to get feedback about their visitor experience 
  • Assist with marketing and administrative tasks on the front desk if  the gallery is quiet

What’s in it for you?

  • Contribute to our stimulating and creative gallery environment
  • Develop confidence in approaching the public and engaging them in discussion about sculpture/three dimensional art
  • Be part of our community of sculptors, artists and curators
  • Develop your skillset and enhance your CV
  • Join a small and welcoming team 
  • Attend volunteer preview exhibition tours with the Director
  • Be involved with a positive and engaging volunteer culture including social events, outings and access to all the information you need as a volunteer online through FindMyShift
  • A reference when you have volunteered with us regularly for 6 months
  • The opportunity to deliver highlight talks and tours of the gallery


This role will suit people who... 

  • Are interested in sculpture/three dimensional art
  • Have an interest in the arts and/or wish to gain experience within an arts organisation
  • Are happy to be on their feet for long periods of time
  • Enjoy interacting with the public and meeting people from all walks of life
  • Would relish spending time in a customer-facing environment which is busier at times and quieter at others
  • Are proactive and can take ownership of tasks 
  • Will be happy to work independently or as part of a team



Volunteers are encouraged to make a weekly commitment from Monday – Friday. There are two shifts per day, 10:45am-2:00pm and 1:45pm-5:00pm.


Getting to the Society 

  • The nearest tube stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road (both Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines)
  • There are several bus stops within walking distance

We reimburse travel expenses up to £8 per day

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organisation

Royal Society of Sculptors

Rachel Bagnall-Bray
Volunteer Co-ordinator
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