The main focus of the Front of House Volunteer role at Fabrica is invigilating exhibitions when we are open to the public. The volunteers work with the Volunteer Coordinators and fellow volunteers to greet visitors into the gallery, maintain the Front of House tasks and communicate the ideas of the artwork to the public. For each show, we invite volunteers to specific training to develop our understanding of the exhibition and the artist behind it.


As a Front of House volunteer, there are also further opportunities relating to each exhibition:


  • Installing and de-rigging exhibitions

  • Producing the Research and Interpretation folders 

  • Producing the volunteer Response Magazine 

  • Volunteer-led workshops in the gallery


There are also other voluntary work opportunities which become available to those that volunteer Front of House at Fabrica:


  • Administrative and office placements with specific staff members at Fabrica

  • Volunteering at specific events and projects that take place all year round and within the exhibition programme (see Events page)

  • Becoming an Ambassador for Fabrica


As Fabrica Volunteers, we regularly go on paid-for art trips and outings together. There are often volunteer social events which we also organise as part of the volunteer programme.


There are a number of experiences gained and skills developed whilst volunteering at Fabrica which include:


  • Good communication

  • Public facing interaction

  • Technical skills

  • Working with diverse groups

  • Gaining knowledge about contemporary art

  • Behind the scenes knowledge of an art gallery and artists

  • Team working

  • References

  • Using the Artist Resource for your own research

  • Meeting like-minded people

 If you have any further questions please contact at or on 01273 778646

Please note that Front of House volunteers are recruited at fixed points during the year and depending on the length of the waiting list and the time of the year, it may be several weeks before you are contacted.


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Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, UK, BN1 1AG | +44 (0) 1273 778 646 |


Open for exhibitions only

Registered charity number: 1055584 | Registered Business Number: 3185119


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