Volunteers are an active and integral part of the RMG team. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the Gallery, to stay active and involved in the arts community, and to complete the volunteer requirement for an OSSD. Time commitments vary depending on the nature of the role, but generally we require that volunteers are available 10-12 hours per month.
General volunteer opportunities include:
Art Studio Asisstant
Help our renowned Learning and Engagement department deliver a variety of educational programming including children’s art classes and March Break Camp. Assisting the Learning and Engagement department is an excellent way to learn about a range of artistic techniques and practices, as well as gain valuable practical experience working with children of all ages.
Support the Curatorial department in managing the Permanent Collection and Library through a variety of tasks such as helping with research, organizing and cataloguing publications, and other administrative work. Volunteering as a Collections Assistant is an excellent way to gain experience in archives and records management.
Event Team members provide support during public programming such as RMG Fridays, exhibition openings, and other special events. Assisting with special events is a great wat to meet new people and stay actively involved in the local arts community.
RMG Shop Associate
Featuring the work of talented local artisans, as well as products designed and manufactured by Indigenous artisans from across the country, the RMG Shop offers a unique shopping experience in downtown Oshawa. The RMG Shop volunteer staff are integral to the successful operation of the Shop, and function as Gallery ambassadors.