Looking for work experience in the cultural sector? Join our team! We are looking for volunteers for education (guided tours) and front desk (hosting and selling tickets).
NonFiction Photo will be hosting the famous ‘Zilveren Camera’ exhibition in Groningen. For the first time in years, this inspiring press photography exhibition will be back in the city centre.
We are delighted to work with an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The exhibition wouldn’t be possible without them! That’s why we put a lot of time and care into prepping volunteers, trainings and meetings.
Because Groningen is becoming more and more international, there will also be several positions available for people who don’t speak Dutch (yet): you can apply for front desk. Trainings will also be given (partly) in English. Language no problem; everybody can join!
As a volunteer at NFP you are part of a real volunteer community with regular meetups including a video-evening, drinks and trainings. You will meet new people, learn a lot about photojournalism and will see how a big event is organised. Other advantages:
enthusiastic and dynamic organisation which values its volunteers
the opportunity to be a part of an ideological initiative and a fun team of volunteers
the opportunity to develop yourself and gain relevant work experience
the opportunity to meet (famous) photographers and the opportunity to expand your network with partner organisations and photographers.
the opportunity to participate in the training programs for education volunteers to give guided tours of the exhibition
a peek behind the scenes of a cultural event with over approx. 5000 visitors
free entrance to all NFP events, including the VIP opening, guided tours and lectures
a letter of recommendation on behalf of NFP (provided that you finished the training program)
an invitation to the closing party for volunteers in June
Interested? Send an email to our volunteer coordinator Marlie Wabeke via email@example.com, before the 28th of March. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, we are more than happy to help you.
As a host / hostess, you welcome and inform visitors at their arrival and sell tickets at the front desk. Besides that, you manage the exhibition and the building. You work alongside another volunteer, because of which both tasks are well divided. On location, there will also be always a location manager (team member) present.
We use a modern digital cash register. You will be trained to work with this. In addition, you will receive instructions in the training sessions about how to provide the correct information to visitors and about the management of the exhibition and the building.
During preparatory workshops you get the opportunity to practice using the cash register and you will receive individual feedback and support. The last workshop will be held on location.
We expect you to be available for at least 6 shifts during from the 10 May until 2 June. Shifts are from 11:30 am to 6:15 pm, except for 16, 23 and 29 May from 5:45 pm to 10:15 pm. In case of a school visiting (between 10 and 12 am), the shift is divided into a shift from 9:45 am to 14:00 pm and from 13:45 pm to 18:00 pm.
You will help at least one shift with the construction of the exhibition. If you want, you get the chance to build the exhibition on the instructions of one of the ‘Zilveren Camera’ curators.
As a member of the volunteer team you are jointly responsible for distributing leaflets, flyers and posters for the Canon Silver Camera exhibition. In addition, we do a number of online promotional rounds and you actively participate in how we can bring the activities of NFP to the attention of the public. Own initiative welcome!