photo credit: Zoltan Borovics

Volunteer for Brighton Photo Biennial 2018

Come help us deliver the eighth edition of our photography festival

Do you have a passion for photography and contemporary art? Want to gain experience working on one of the UK’s leading international photography festivals? We’re looking for talented, motivated volunteers to make BPB18 our best edition yet.

Brighton Photo Biennial returns this autumn (28 September – 28 October 2018) with a month of free photography exhibitions and events across Brighton & Hove.

The Biennial is a Photoworks production and the theme for this, its eighth edition, is A New Europe. The festival will examine the current state of flux as the United Kingdom redefines its role in Europe, our shared history and photography’s role in the construction of national identity. You can read more about some of the exhibited artists here. The full programme will be announced later in the summer.

Who can get involved?

Many of our volunteers are photographers, arts students or enthusiasts keen to meet new people and learn and share skills. If you can spare a minimum of two half-days a week throughout October, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll get an in-depth experience of the Biennial exhibitions, there’ll be plenty opportunities to socialise and we’ll reward your commitment with a Photoworks gift.

What volunteer roles are available?

A variety of volunteer roles are available, both in front of and behind the scenes. Gallery explainers and invigilators, information assistants, technicians, event photographers, brochure distributors, hospitality and event assistants, evaluation assistants, plus a variety of office based administrative roles.

When would I be needed?

You’ll need to commit to a minimum of two half-day sessions per week.

Volunteer Period: during installation in late September and de-install in early November; our preview evening, Friday 28 September 2018 and every day throughout the festival until 28 October 2018.Some office-based opportunities may also be available in August and September.

Times: Between 10am and 6pm (times vary for different venues).

Where will all this happen?

A variety of exhibition and event venues in central Brighton and our offices at the University of Brighton, Edward Street.

Why get involved?

Volunteering with Photoworks for Brighton Photo Biennial is a great way to gain experience and new contacts. You’ll get first-hand experience of running exhibitions and events; engage with a dynamic group of arts professionals, curators and artists; and make new friends.

Brighton Photo Biennial volunteers can also enjoy reserved places at many Biennial events; bonus Photoworks publications and discounts; and, of course, a big thank you at our volunteer wrap party.

We’re always happy to supply references on request.


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