• Photo by Jarrad Seng

Volunteers Program | Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020

Volunteers play an integral role during our exhibitions and are an essential part of the spirit and experience of Sculpture by the Sea.

Volunteers play an integral role during our exhibitions and are an essential part of the spirit and experience of Sculpture by the Sea.

In 2019, 172 volunteers supported the day to day running of the exhibition, donating over 2,500 hours of their time and ensured another successful exhibition for everyone involved!

As a Sculpture by the Sea volunteer you will:

  • Be a part of an internationally-acclaimed exhibition;
  • Work side-by-side with industry professionals and artists;
  • Meet and join a community of like-minded people;
  • Receive a certificate of appreciation and a written reference (upon request)
  • Invaluable hands-on experience of how a major cultural event operates;
  • Be provided with a Sculpture by the Sea t-shirt & lunch provided during your shifts
  • Have a great experience to add to your CV

Sculpture by the Sea proudly endorses the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers that clearly articulates that volunteer roles are respected and their contributions are valued.

For a complete overview of our Sculpture by the Sea Volunteer program please click here.

By joining our volunteer team, depending on your experiences and personality, you could be involved in the following ways:


Exhibition Volunteer – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

If you love meeting and chatting to people, or have to experience with sales or customer experience, you could join the volunteer team and become one of our friendly faces of the exhibition enables us to provide great experiences and support to our visitors.

As an exhibition volunteer you could be involved with greeting visitors, providing information to visitors, conducting surveys, data entry, staffing our catalogue marquees, assisting Site Crew, or helping with crowd control on-site and inside the ‘Sculpture Inside’ gallery.


Education Volunteer – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

A total of 28,417 school students have now participated in the program since it was introduced in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2005, 15 years ago. Last year 2,167 primary and secondary school students from 58 schools took part in an Education program.

As an Education Program Volunteer, you could be involved with assisting with artist’s workshop preparation, set up of the space, and assistance with the students to make their excursion as enjoyable as possible!

If you have experience in the visual arts (studio-based, education and/or related fields), and experience working with children and/or teenagers- this might be the volunteer role for you.

Please note: it is an offence for prohibited persons to apply for this voluntary position. Applicants are required to give us their new WA Working with Children Check number and Date of Birth prior to working with children.

If you are renewing your card please check the link below


If you are applying for the first time please email [email protected] with your full name and postal address. We will send you the signed form so you can apply.


Installation & De-installation Volunteer – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Assisting our Site Crew Team and artists during the installation and de-installation of the exhibition might be the role for you if you are practical, hands-on and might have experience working with tools.

Under the supervision of the Site Crew Team, you could be involved with helping with the installation and de-installation of sculptures at the beginning and end of the exhibition. If you are physically fit, energetic, have strong communication and practical skills you might like to be an installation and de-installation volunteer helping to keep our site a safe working environment for all.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please click on the link below to apply online.


For further enquiries regarding volunteering with us, please email us at  [email protected]