(Art Gallery of Burlington)

Position ID: V-HVC0140 Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe AGB is the champion of Fine Art and Craft in Burlington. We house the largest collection of Canadian Contemporary Ceramics in the world. We are continually seeking enthusiastic docents to deliver the exhibitions to our community and visitors.
ContactCo-ordinator, Volunteer Services, Art Gallery of Burlington; Phone: 905-632-7796 ext 312; Email:
DutiesDocents at the AGB bring appreciation of our exhibitions and collections to our visitors through one-on-one as well as small group interaction in the gallery and during tours. Docents are assigned a weekly shift in the gallery during which they answer visitor questions, provide information about the exhibit, works and artists. Docents are also required to lead tours for school groups ( both children & teens), special needs groups and adult groups. Docents sign-up to lead a tours as needed based on their availability.
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BenefitsVolunteers who serve on a weekly basis will receive a parking pass for he art gallery
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Culture & Heritage
Skills/ExperienceCustomer Service ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Experience supervising children, especially in a creative environment is an asset, but not necessary. Additionally, any experience with interacting with people such as teaching, sales and/or customer service would be beneficial. Teaching experience is an asset.
Commitment LengthLong Term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesDocent shifts are scheduled throughout the open hours of the gallery with special preference for the higher volume times of the week.
SeasonsYear Round ; Docents are required throughout the year with a special need during the school months.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationArt Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd
Number of PositionsBurlington: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are always looking for volunteers interested in being docents. There is no specific number required as the more we have, the more flexibility we have during popular vacation times and during busy visit times.
TrainingMonthly 1-hour methodologies are required for training covering the current exhibitions. Additionally, trainees are required to shadow experienced docents in both the gallery and touring role prior to assuming these roles independently.
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements- Volunteers who are new to the AGB are asked to visit the facility for an interview.  
- We also request a resume, if available, as well as the names of two references.  
- Current police checks with vulnerable sector screening are required for adults.  
- Gallery membership is also required for long-term adult volunteers.  
- Financial assistance is available.
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Organization NameArt Gallery of Burlington
Office Phone905-632-7796; 
Brock Lobby Information Desk 905-632-7796 ext 326
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1333 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
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