We are now recruiting for Mediators, our volunteer opportunity for Liverpool Biennial 2014.

September is the most exciting time to become part of our Mediation team!

This autumn, we are looking for enthusiastic and engaged volunteer Mediators to join our team and take on a special role in our autumn events programme. As part of The Companion performance weekend, we are looking for individuals who are interested in working directly with artists to develop their work, in addition to delivering outstanding visitor service at each performance.

We also have an exciting range of other events coming up with plenty of volunteer opportunities. From the popular Drinks With… series at Liverpool Medical Institution to a very special Occasion hosted by Isabel Lewis in Sefton Park Palm House there are still many opportunities to be part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.

Mediators are encouraged to attend The City is a School to develop a deeper understanding of this year’s Biennial Exhibition, meet arts professionals and access free professional development sessions. To see what we have planned for this semester, click here.

To download a full role description, please click here.

To apply, please click here

Curatorial Internships

We are currently seeking two volunteer Curatorial Interns to support the Curatorial team in the closing stages of the 2014 Biennial, research and development of the 2016 Biennial; and the delivery of the Biennial’s year-round public programme events. 

Volunteer Internships typically last for three months (two – three days per week) and specific activities and learning will include:

  • Supporting the team to keep paper and electronic files related to artists and their commissions up to date and in good order.
  • Conducting research and collating information on artists for press, marketing, grant applications and general archival purposes.
  • Conducting research and collating information on possible sites and venues for the public realm artworks.
  • In consultation with the Team, booking accommodation and travel where applicable for artists, speakers and curators, and assisting with research visits.
  • Assisting with the technical, logistical and administrative aspects of developing and delivering the year-round public programme and Australian artist residency programme.
  • Liaising with various external contacts in order to obtain information required for the research and preparation of 2016 Biennial as well as the year-round public programme, as required.

  • Internships at Liverpool Biennial are unpaid and are classed as voluntary work, however we do make reimbursement for travel to and from work, and also pay a meal allowance. Total reimbursement is £15 per day.

    If you are passionate about Contemporary Art and would like to be considered for an internship please send your CV with a covering letter of application by e-mail to jane@biennial.com no later than midday on 11 September 2014. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Monday 15 September 2014. Please ensure that you put INTERNS 2014 as the subject title for your email.

    We look forward to hearing from you!