Volunteers

Dorset Museum are looking for volunteer stewards for upcoming exhibition

September 8, 2023

Dorset Museum are looking for new volunteers to support the stewarding of a major new exhibition opening on 2 December 2023.

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within will run until 21 April 2024 in the Museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery. It will explore Frink’s artistic process, personal life, and the influences that shaped her work.

The exhibition highlights artworks created at her Woolland studio including sculptures, prints, drawings, and personal possessions from the Elisabeth Frink Estate’s collection, acquired by Dorset Museum in 2020. Some of these objects have never been on public display, such as original plasters and tools used in the Woolland studio.

The exhibition is arranged through eight themed sections, where visitors will be able to gain unique perspectives on Frink’s life and art. From her family and social life in Woolland to her studio and work processes, each section offers captivating insights into this fascinating artist. Visitors will be able to discover Frink’s work processes, experimentation with techniques, her interest in the relationship between humans and animals as well as her spiritual beliefs.

The role

Gallery steward volunteers ensure that our visitors have an exceptional experience. They should be ready to engage with visitors about the exhibition, provide visitor information, perform a key role in ensuring that objects on display are supervised at all times, and help to collect visitor surveys.

Volunteers do not need to have any background in art or the work of Elisabeth Frink, but are encouraged to learn about the artist and her relationship with Dorset during the exhibition.

It is hoped that volunteers can commit to at least one shift of 4 hours per week. Shifts are available during weekdays and weekends (the Museum is open every day), but we have a particular need for volunteers who can cover weekend shifts. Volunteers will be given full training and the opportunity to be part of a friendly team at one of the south west’s premier cultural organisations.

There are likely to be opportunities to continue as gallery stewards for the Museum’s permanent galleries or future special exhibitions after the Frink exhibition ends.

Interested?

Please take a look at the role description

Role Description

Contact [email protected] for more details and an application form or to ask any questions about the role.

Special Exhibition

2 December 2023 - 21 April 2024

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Experience the inner world of famous sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) in a major new exhibition exploring her artistic and personal life in Dorset. Showcasing over 80  sculptures, drawings and prints, this exhibition will explore her artistic process, personal life, and the influences that shaped her work.

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