In partnership with Sheffield Hallam University’s Art & Design Research Centre, Site Gallery is recruiting a PhD studentship to research the digital and the handmade, to start October 2017.
As the shift to new technologies impacts on how we envision ourselves and our cultural legacy, this project explores the impact of this on both our way of viewing art and the gallery experience. Contemporary art has influenced the rapid development of new technologies to enable new art forms to swiftly arise, expanding the field of art through net art, digital installation and works using virtual reality. Conceptions of studio practices are changing in parallel with these developments. While two decades of the world-wide web have enabled dissemination to a wider community and also extended diversity and awareness, in-person attendance has decreased. The project responds to timely and urgent issues for art’s audiences, raising key questions to explore the viewing of art works.
Find out more and apply via Sheffield Hallam University. For more information, download this info pack.
General Voluntary Opportunities
‘Volunteering at Site Gallery has connected me to the creative scene in Sheffield’ (Current Volunteer).
Site Gallery offers voluntary positions throughout the year for individuals wishing to gain experience in a contemporary art gallery environment. We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our vibrant and enriching volunteer programme.
You will receive one to one training in many areas from arts administration to front of house responsibilities, and be offered a thorough insight into the running of a contemporary art gallery. You may also gain experience in fields of technical setup, installation, design, marketing and communications. You will become a key member of a highly motivated team.
We will work hard to ensure your internship helps you build the essential skills, experience and confidence to enhance your future career prospects, and help you to identify fields of work you may like to pursue in the future.
Voluntary positions require one day a week support during gallery opening hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5.30pm). We also ask for support from volunteers during exhibition previews and events (usually 6pm – 8pm).
Voluntary positions are reviewed regularly to ensure that you are developing the essential skills and experience to enhance your future potential. All positions are voluntary. Expenses for travel and lunch are covered (up to £5.00 per day). Applicants will preferably be based in the Sheffield area.
How to apply
Please complete the Internship Application Form (choose either pdf or editable word document) and ensure that you include a complete Equal Opportunities Form with your application.
Send your completed forms to:
Kirsty Young, Marketing / Front of House Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will confirm receipt of your application and may later invite you for an informal interview.
To download the forms, click on the links below;
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