Opportunities at Durham Art Gallery


Volunteer Opportunities

Durham Art Gallery is pleased to announce that we are currently looking for someone who is passionate about customer and user experience, to fill a short-term contract position of Gallery Guide! The Gallery Guide will guide viewers in their physical and digital experience at the gallery! Click here for more! 

Are you a dedicated and enthusiastic individual? Do you have an interest in art, installation or exhibition making? Are you a creative individual looking for an outlet? Do you enjoy interacting with visitors, inspiring children or helping behind- the-scenes? Then volunteering your time at the Durham Art Gallery is for you!

How to Apply:

Email: info@durhamartgallery.com with the subject line “Volunteer Inquiry.” Please send a resume and an expression of interest along with your availability.

Current Positions:


The most visible of our volunteers, this active core group of volunteers works at our front desk greeting and orienting visitors on exhibitions and programs They also give impromptu tours on themes ranging from contemporary art to basic art appreciation.

Marketing and Promotion

Is social engagement your passion? We are always looking for help within our promotional team, with fundraising efforts and on our social media channels.


What to help out, but prefer archiving and database management? The Durham Art Gallery has opportunities that fit everyone’s needs.

Special Events

Love being in the centre of the action? We host a multitude of events throughout the year, including our Opening Receptions, Annual General Meeting and musical performances.


Drop-In Classes

Do you have a passion for teaching and inspiring children? Our drop-in programming may be the position for you. Program assistance includes material preparation and instruction for all kinds of projects. 

Gallery Garden

Do you have a green thumb and some spare time? Helping maintain the garden on the gallery grounds includes, light digging of soil, planting, raking of leaves, grass cutting, continual ground maintenance and watering of gardens.