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LOOK Photo Biennial 2019: Call for Volunteers – Exhibition Assistant

Call for Volunteers – Exhibition Assistant

LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

Open to the public 17 October 2019 – 22 December 2019

Focusing on exchange with China, LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 uses the evolving language of photography to unlock international dialogue. Staged across Liverpool, the wider North West, and Shanghai, the programme — put together by Open Eye Gallery — sets out to bring different cultures into conversation. The main phase of the Liverpool edition opens 17 October, with a free public launch at Open Eye Gallery and various venues across the city.

The programme sets out to reflect on shifting global identities, worldwide environmental issues and how we can use images to communicate effectively: across borders, technologies and cultures. Following Chapter One: TRANSPLANT, the second and much more scaled-up chapter is based around two strands: TRANSLATE and TRANSITION.

For full exhibition programme please visit:

Open Eye Gallery are welcoming a fresh team of people to help enhance our visitor experience. We are looking for exhibition assistants for the venues across the city region including; St George’s Hall and CBS Gallery in Liverpool, and Convenience Gallery and Dark Side Art Lab Birkenhead.

Volunteers will play a key role in the day to day running of the exhibition space, making it a welcoming and friendly environment. No previous experience or specialist knowledge is required, as full training will be provided. All we ask for is commitment, an interest in art, and, above all, an eagerness to represent LOOK Photo Biennial 2019.

Your duties will include greeting and directing visitors around the exhibitions, helping visitors to engage with the exhibition by providing information on the artworks, and invigilating the gallery spaces.

In return for your time you’ll gain work experience, as well as the chance to develop your skills and improve your career prospects through networking, while gaining a valuable insight into a photography biennial, working with a great team of like-minded people.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to £7.50 per day. We ask for a commitment of 1 day per week, 9:45 am – 5:15 pm (7.5 hours, with a 30 minute lunch break).

If you want to be part of this exciting project, please fill out the form below and return it to

Link to application form here

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, so we encourage
you to apply at your earliest convenience.

We will be holding induction meetings (you’ll only need to attend one, so please specify if
you have a preference) on Thursday 10 and Tuesday 15 of October.