Hastings Contemporary champions modern and contemporary art. An ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions includes work by important Modern British artists, internationally celebrated artists, and emerging practitioners. Since opening (as Jerwood Gallery) nine years ago, the gallery has developed a reputation for its focus on painting and on Modern British art. The gallery sits among Hastings’s famous net huts, overlooking the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Designed by HAT Projects, the building has won several architectural awards, including a RIBA National Award, a Civic Trust Award and a Sussex Heritage Trust Award, and reached the mid list for the Stirling Prize.
Liz Gilmore, Director
Lis Long, Director of Operations
Leah Cross, Head of Partnerships & Engagement
Rebecca Drew, Operations Manager
Suzy Trevethan, Audience Development Manager
Agnieszka Dolata, Visitor Services Manager
Molly Barrett, Volunteer Coordinator
and the Front of House Team
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Hastings Contemporary’s vibrant volunteer team supports the gallery in its roles as a cultural hub for Hastings and as a key member of the South East’s network of coastal galleries. We believe that the mutual exchange of time and skills benefits both gallery and volunteers.
Our volunteers play a vital role in the gallery’s daily operations, helping to ensure a positive and welcoming environment for our visitors, facilitating visitor engagement with our exhibitions and learning programmes, and helping our visitors to feel at home in the gallery space. In turn, they develop experience and knowledge through playing their part in the Hastings Contemporary team.
If you are interested in art, learning, sharing knowledge on our exhibitions, or gaining experience in a gallery setting, volunteering at Hastings Contemporary could be for you. Roles include Gallery Steward, Learning and Education Assistant, and Tour Guide.
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Hastings Contemporary’s Gallery Stewards work with the Visitor Services Manager and the Front of House team to deliver a positive and engaging experience of Hastings Contemporary to all of our visitors and Members.
To find out more and apply, download the Gallery Steward application form here.
LEARNING AND EDUCATION ASSISTANT
Our Learning and Education volunteers support our Artist Educators in delivering an educational experience for young people and children, through our successful learning programme.
To find out more and apply, download the Learning and Education Assistant application form here.
Our volunteer tour guides work individually and in groups during the run-up to an exhibition opening to deliver customised tours to groups of up to 15 visitors. This is a rewarding role that not only develops deeper understanding of our exhibitions but also educates our visitors and members, often inspiring creative conversations.
To find out more and apply, download the Tour Guide application form here.
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If you’d like to find out more about the existing roles, or you’re not sure what you’d like to do but you’d like to get involved, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Visitor Services Manager, who can help you come to a decision.
For more information about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Molly Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have no current vacancies at Hastings Contemporary. Any future vacancies will be advertised here.