- SWELL 2020
Volunteering at SWELL is a great opportunity to meet artists, enjoy the company of like-minded people and enjoy the creative and energetic atmosphere of SWELL. Our dynamic volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, giving their time generously to support artists, the SWELL team and help visitors connect and enjoy the event.
Many of our volunteers return year-after-year and are passionate advocates for SWELL and culture on the Gold Coast as a whole.We are so grateful for the tremendous support our volunteers provide SWELL.
There are two opportunities to attend the volunteer briefings. You only need to attend one.
After you have registered to volunteer...we will email you information and keep in touch until the exhibition.
Please make time to attend one of the briefing sessions. These sessions are designed to inform you about working with SWELL and offer insights into the artists exhibiting, artistic programs plus event and safety information.
Session One will be face to face (with physical COVID 19 Safe distancing).
Session Two will be virtual/online through ZOOM
Provide assistance at the designated Hubs and marquee at Swell greeting visitors, offering information about What’s On and assisting with program sales. This role also includes collecting surveys & voting forms, water and sunscreen runs, general help and putting on a welcome smile.
Requires hard yakka and strength to keep the site looking pristine and presentable. Will involve shoveling and maintenance on sculpture sites and restorative work on signs, tents, flags and banners.
Provide assistance to Artists during and after morning and afternoon workshop sessions with preparation of workshop space, materials and clean-up at the conclusion. Volunteers in this category are required to hold a valid Blue Card.
Provide a presence to encourage positive interaction with the sculpture and to assist monitoring the site in general during peak periods.
Assist with evening activities such as twilight walks, video projection, marquee activities and lighting.
While we will always try to allocate your preferred volunteer role there may be instances when we may need you to cover other areas such as the general exhibition area. We ask for your understanding in this instance.
SWELL offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: curation, creative producing, education, programming, design, communications including journalism, digital engagement and human resources.
In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about SWELL through conversations and liaising with artists, team development, trips to cultural institutions and discussions with the SWELL team as well as hands on event experience. If you are interested in an internship with SWELL please contact [email protected] or use the form below.
Driven by a shared passion for connecting and inspiring people with art.
We love what we do and work flexibly in a friendly, open-plan space at Currumbin’s creative Dust Temple. We don’t have any positions available at the moment, however we are always happy to hear from people interested in working or collaborating with us. Email us on [email protected]
There are a number of way to GET INVOLVED!
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We pay sincere respect to the Elders both past and present and emerging
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