Geared toward anyone who is interested in arts administration, exhibition-making, and the specific challenges and rewards of running a not-for-profit organization, our volunteer program is perfect for those who would like to support our operations and activities on a more informal basis. Qualified individuals may support TYPOLOGY in a number of ways — from the provision of staffing assistance during exhibitions and events to the application of specialized expertise to assist with organizational development.
Volunteer applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with tasks and projects initiated and undertaken on a case-by-case and as-needed basis.
Opportunities for Volunteers include:
This much maligned task is still a great way to hone your skills in speaking about art and interacting with the public. Plus, our office is a quiet and pleasant place to get work done, with lots of light and an amazing view. :)
Administrative and Promotional Tasks
Much of the work in running a project space is administrative and promotional — less than glamourous, but necessary to be professional, efficient, and effective in fulfilling any organization’s mandate. Here’s where you’ll acquire or put to good use some of your practical skills in running a not-for-profit organization. Examples of tasks include: website updates and maintenance (e.g., curator/artist registry, ecommerce), media communications (including social media), bookkeeping and registration, general office assistance, installation, and event assistance including photography/videography, and more.
The juicy stuff. Based on your availability and interests we will provide a list of available projects from which to choose, and are also happy to discuss any ideas you may want to bring to the table. Projects are expected to be worked on independently with brief check-ins for the purpose of gauging progress, answering questions, providing support, and engaging in dialogue. Examples of projects include: media/market research and analysis, event, education, and outreach program development, and other special projects to be determined/discussed.
In return TYPOLOGY provides:
Hands-on experience in the not-for-profit gallery environment
Skills training in support of exhibition-making, gallery management, website and image management, etc.
Discount on TYPOLOGY merchandise and services including prints, publications, and custom framing
Workshop/event discounts when available
Per diem for coffee/snacks at the Coffee Pub when volunteering onsite
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills (i.e. WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign, social media)
Interest in contemporary culture and exhibition-making in general
Excellent organizational and research skills
The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Photography, videography, web programming, and/or bookkeeping skills a plus
Passion, resourcefulness, and initiative a huge plus
Please send a PDF containing the following to submissions (at) typology (dot) ca
Note: applications sent to other email addresses at TYPOLOGY may be missed
A current CV
A cover letter detailing your experiences and interest in TYPOLOGY
At this time we are unfortunately unable to respond to every application, but hope to eventually provide feedback to all applicants, so your patience is appreciated. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Selected applicants will be contacted for a meeting to discuss availability and opportunities of mutual interest.
Thank you for your support!