JOIN THE FAMILY AND BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Backlit is an independent gallery that provides a dynamic programme of artists from across the world at different points in their careers.
Set up by NTU alumni, the gallery provides affordable studio space and supports graduates starting out their career.

If you’re not sure what role you’d like to apply for but know you’d like to get involved, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form & our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

If you’re looking to work with BACKLIT to arrange a placement or want to know more about the Volunteer Programme, send us an email.

Please note we only accept applications from applicants who are 18 years of age or above.

Gallery Support

General support for
exhibitions & spaces.

Including:

  • Photography
  • Invigilation
  • Curation

Artist Support

Active/Remote Support within
exhibitions and workshops.

Including:

  • Website
  • Development Support
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Admin & Business
  • Writing & Development

Learning Programme

For those interested in young people and/or education.

Including:

  • Teaching
  • Youth Work

BACKLIT Back Office

General support for exhibitions & spaces.

Including:

  • Photography
  • Invigilation
  • Curation

Current Opportunities:

Gallery assistant- Same as It Never Was Exhibition – Role Description

Photographer- Same as It Never Was Exhibition – Role Description

All Hands on Deck! (Painting) – Role Description

Current Opportunities:

Current Opportunities:

Family Workshop Support Assistant: Role Description

Current Opportunities:

Opportunities from Partners:

Nottingham Photography Festival Invigilator: Role Description

To apply for roles from Partners, all you have to do is complete a Volunteer Interest Form & pop us an email.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

 

Any volunteer at BACKLIT will benefit from networking and industry experience, but each role has specific skills development to ensure the perfect match!

Volunteers at BACKLIT can get structured support as well as having an increased number of opportunities available. So far the volunteers have experienced several benefits from joining the programme, some of which include:

  • Networking with local & national Artists
  • Developing: Curation, Communication, Creativity, Cohesion
  • Mentoring & Friendship
  • Confidence & Public Speaking
  • Relevant Industry Experience
  • Work Experience & Employment References
  • Community Involvement
  • Free attendance to Events & Exhibitions

APPLICATION FORM

 

 

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Personal Details

2. Volunteering

3. Knowledge, Skills and Experience

4. Commitments and Availability