Volunteer

Mel O’Callaghan, Parade, 2014, mixed-media installation and performance for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) at Cockatoo Island. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Allen, Paris; and Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon. The artist wishes to thank Michael Harvey, Scott Baty, Kelvin Ho and Linda Tjaturono for their assistance with this project. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Photograph: Ben Symons

Mel O’Callaghan, Parade, 2014, mixed-media installation and performance for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) at Cockatoo Island. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Allen, Paris; and Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon. The artist wishes to thank Michael Harvey, Scott Baty, Kelvin Ho and Linda Tjaturono for their assistance with this project. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Photograph: Ben Symons

Volunteers are the face of the Biennale of Sydney and play an important role in not only making the exhibition possible, but also in engaging and interacting with the general public, as well as starting conversations about the artworks.

This is a rare opportunity for anyone interested in contemporary art or working/studying in the field to develop their skills and experience in the contemporary art industry.

Biennale of Sydney volunteers have the chance to get behind-the-scenes, meet like-minded people and interact with artists from around the world.

Want to Join the Biennale Volunteer Team?

New opportunities are now open to be part of the team on Cockatoo Island as a Biennale Envoy!

This is a rare opportunity for anyone interested in contemporary art to develop their skills and experience in the art industry, and meet like-minded people.

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Volunteers are the face of the Biennale of Sydney and create an enhanced viewing experience for visitors by engaging and facilitating audience dialogues about the artists, their artworks and the exhibition.

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Volunteer Roles for the 20th Biennale of Sydney

Biennale Envoy: Creating an enhanced viewing experience for visitors to the Biennale by engaging and facilitating audience dialogues about the the artists, their artworks and the exhibition.

Interpreter: A multilingual, Biennale Envoy engaged to assist with the interpretation of different artworks for Biennale visitors who speak languages other than English.

Audience Survey Assistant: will assist the Marketing department by carring through audience surveys to enable comparison across previous cycles of the exhibition, deepening the organisations understanding of its audience.

Biennale Information Hub Assistant: The Information Hub role will assist with providing information to visitors at various Biennale venues. In particular, this role will assist with providing materials, directions, and general information about the Biennale, the participating artists and their work to the general public.

Public Programs and Education Assistant: Assisting with the set up and facilitating workshops and art-making stations on Cockatoo Island and helping to direct people to events and informing them of what is on.

You will need a Working with Children Check for this role.

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If you have any questions regarding the volunteer program, please contact the Biennale Volunteer Team:
P +61 458 582 012
E volunteer[at]biennaleofsydney.com.au