2016 volunteer callout!

2016 volunteer callout!

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 by firstdraftadmin No Comments

Volunteers at Firstdraft are regularly immersed in the activities of one of Australia’s foremost institutions committed to supporting emerging artists. Firstdraft hosts regular exhibition openings and artist talks, and produces a range of public programs and live events that require the assistance of a large team of hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Though gallery invigilation is their primary duty, the people who keep our doors open are the key to our organisation. As the first point of contact for visitors to Firstdraft, we aim to develop our team of volunteers into reliable and professional members of the art community.

There are many reasons to become a Firstdraft Volunteer, but perhaps the most important one is the opportunity to facilitate a community around contemporary art practice. If you would like to know more about Firstdraft’s Volunteer Program, please email us at: volunteers@firstdraft.org.au. If you are interested in joining our vibrant team of Volunteers, please complete the application form below – hopefully we’ll see you down at Firstdraft very soon!


Firstdraft Volunteers are asked to commit at least nine hours of gallery minding per exhibition. These can be completed as separate shifts of three hours or in six hour day shifts. Volunteers are based in our fully equipped office in Woolloomooloo, often working directly alongside Directors, exhibiting artists and our Gallery Manager. If you have a current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate (RSA) you will also be able to tend bar at our openings.
  • Your best daytime contact number e.g. your mobile number
  • Please describe your most recent/relevant volunteering experience, within galleries or other arts related industry (max 150 words)
    Firstdraft rosters volunteer in 3-6 hour gallery minding shifts, depending on their availability. Check the boxes above to indicate your general availability.
  • You must have an RSA in order to serve alcohol at FIrstdraft exhibition openings.