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Art UK Sculpture Volunteers

Volunteering roles available

Volunteer Researcher

Volunteer Photographer

What are the benefits?

  • Get involved in a national project contributing to the UK’s digital arts and heritage
  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Enhance your CV
  • Meet new people (some as part of an online community)
  • Travel costs and agreed expenses will be paid

How much time do I need to commit?

From as little as four hours per week up to full-time, dependant on available tasks.

How can I get involved?

Contact Dr Anthony McIntosh, Public Sculpture Manager by emailing: anthony.mcintosh@artuk.org 

 

 

Volunteering roles available


Volunteer Researcher

Volunteer Researchers help record the details of public sculpture found outdoors in town centres, parks, etc, such as the sculptures’ titles, owners, and biographical details of the subjects. Volunteer Researchers also find out about the sculptors who have created these objects. The work is mainly undertaken from home using online resources.

This role suits people who…

  • are interested in art, local history, biography or heritage
  • would like to learn more about sculpture, sculptors and their subjects
  • are keen to delve into a range of online resources in search of facts
  • can keep accurate records
  • will follow instructions carefully
  • enjoy being part of a team and who will liaise with staff and volunteers with courtesy and diplomacy

Requirements

To be a Volunteer Researcher, you will need to have and be relatively proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Word on your computer/laptop. You will also need to have internet access and be proficient at searching for information online.

Training

We organise workshops all over the country for our volunteers every few months.

Some Volunteer Researchers begin their tasks before they have attended a workshop and, in the interim, are provided with email and telephone support.

To apply

Contact Dr Anthony McIntosh, Public Sculpture Manager, by emailing: anthony.mcintosh@artuk.org 

You will be asked to complete an application form. When you have returned this, you will be given more information about volunteering with Art UK.

 

 

Volunteer Photographer

Volunteer Photographers take images of outdoor sculptures in public ownership in their local area. They record sculptures in parks, town centres, shopping centres and in rural locations. The images are for use on the Art UK website, which will eventually record all sculptures in public ownership – indoor and outdoor.

This role will suit people who…

  • are interested in art, photography, heritage or local history
  • would like to learn more about sculptures and photographing them
  • own, or have access to, a digital SLR camera of at least 12 megapixels that can take images in RAW format, and have a good working knowledge of the camera, lighting, etc.
  • have a good eye for detail and can produce professional looking photos
  • follow instructions carefully and ensure the photographs meet the criteria and procedures set by the Art UK Public Sculpture Manager
  • can keep accurate records of the sculpture’s location, title and other specific information and ensure the associated photographs are numbered appropriately
  • are happy working independently
  • enjoy being part of a team and who will liaise with staff and volunteers, and with courtesy and diplomacy
  • will treat members of the public and sculpture owners (e.g. local authority officers) with courtesy and diplomacy

Requirements

Volunteer Photographers will need to travel to sculpture locations. In a town or city this may be possible on foot or by public transport, but in rural locations you may need your own transport.

To be a Volunteer Photographer, you will need to have and be relatively proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Word on your computer/laptop. You will also need to have internet access and be proficient at searching for information online. In order to process RAW images, you will also need to own, or have access to, image processing software such as Adobe Camera RAW.

Training

We organise workshops all over the country for our volunteers every few months.

Volunteer Photographers take part in a practical session before taking any images for the project. This is because there are specific image requirements for the Art UK Sculpture Project.

To apply

Contact Dr Anthony McIntosh, Public Sculpture Manager, by emailing: anthony.mcintosh@artuk.org 

You will be asked to complete an application form. When you have returned this, you will be given more information about volunteering with Art UK.