Volunteer Vacancies

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Join our team as a volunteer.

Volunteering at Hahndorf Academy is a great way to meet new people and engage with the arts and heritage whilst giving back to the community.

We have a saying ‘what would we do without volunteers’

And this is so true, we have a great team who we appreciate and we are always on the lookout for new people to join us. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we rely on our volunteers to help us run our busy shop, museum and art galleries.  

The extensive amount of time, skills and knowledge that our team of volunteers contribute is priceless. If you are interested in assisting in retail, collection documentation, exhibitions, special events, administration, gardening or general maintenance, we are always ready to welcome people who are willing to join our dedicated team. 

Join our team as a volunteer for our live Camera Obscura.

Robyn Stacey’s camera obscura photographs will be on display at the Hahndorf Academy from Saturday October 19, 2019 – Sunday December 8, 2019. A live camera obscura can be experienced at Hahndorf Academy for the duration of the exhibition.

We are looking for ushers to guide people through the live camera obscura gallery. We will have set times for visitors to view between 10am-2pm daily including weekends. The role will involve guiding visitors into the space and explaining what the camera obscura is, we will supply all the information. We are looking for people who have a police clearance as lots of children will visit and this is now a requirement for volunteering.

If you think you would enjoy being part of our friendly and supportive team and you think volunteering at Hahndorf Academy is a great way to meet new people and engage with the arts and heritage whilst giving back to the community we would love to hear from you. Please email Rachel with some brief info about you.

rachel@hahndorfacademy.org.au

Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952,  Comfort Inn Riviera, SAHMRI , 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952, Comfort Inn Riviera, SAHMRI, 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

 ROBYN STACEY: RAY OF LIGHT

Using the camera obscura Sydney-based artist Robyn Stacey depicts South Australia as it has never been seen before. Translating from Latin to mean ‘dark room’ the camera obscura is an optical device of wonder, whereby the external world is trapped and inverted within the room.

For this exhibition, eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by Stacey will be on display. First shown as part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, the photographs depict camera obscuras at well-known sites around Adelaide, including the Brookman Building at the University of South Australia, Carrick Hill, The Cedars at Hahndorf, the Institute Building, The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel in Port Adelaide, Parliament House and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

In the artist’s words these bewildering photographs become ‘a mash up of inside and outside’. ‘The magic of the camera obscura is that it makes us question what we take for granted - the everyday experience is presented upside down and in reverse, mimicking the way an image forms on the retina. In some photographs cars drive over the ceiling and the sky and clouds cover the floor… it’s like being in a movie where you are in the world but removed from it at the same time,’ says Stacey.

The Hahndorf Academy has a great team who we appreciate and we are always on the lookout for new people to join us. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we rely on our volunteers to help us run our busy shop, museum and art galleries.  

Warm regards Rachel

Director, Hahndorf Academy

 


 

 

Volunteer Vacancies:

Handy person.

This volunteer role would suit someone who likes to potter about and fix things, (nothing complicated and we are very flexible with the days and hours) for example, changing light bulbs in the shop and museum, painting walls and plinths for exhibitions, helping carry artworks and plinths for exhibitions and general maintenance. If you think this role would appeal to you please send an email to us telling us a little about you. contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au

Join our team as a volunteer for our live Camera Obscura.

Robyn Stacey’s camera obscura photographs will be on display at the Hahndorf Academy from Saturday October 19, 2019 – Sunday December 8, 2019. A live camera obscura can be experienced at Hahndorf Academy for the duration of the exhibition.

We are looking for ushers to guide people through the live camera obscura gallery. We will have set times for visitors to view between 10am-2pm daily including weekends. The role will involve guiding visitors into the space and explaining what the camera obscura is, we will supply all the information. We are looking for people who have a police clearance as lots of children will visit and this is now a requirement for volunteering.

If you think you would enjoy being part of our friendly and supportive team and you think volunteering at Hahndorf Academy is a great way to meet new people and engage with the arts and heritage whilst giving back to the community we would love to hear from you. Please email Rachel with some brief info about you.

rachel@hahndorfacademy.org.au

See our exhibition information for more about Robyn Stacey


Retail assistant.

Join our team in our gorgeous shop that specialises in handmade gifts and artworks by South Australian artists and makers. The range of products varies from glass, books, ceramics, jewellery and paintings to scarves and homewares. The shop is busy with locals, Adelaide customers, interstate and overseas visitors.

Customer service is really important to us, there is training provided however we do require people to have retail or sales/customer service experience. You will report to the Retail Manager who is always there to support you. And we want people who want to stay with us on a long term basis as our retail volunteers are a loyal dedicated team who love being here and we treasure them equally. The hours are for half a day either 10-1.30pm or 1.30-5pm and we welcome people who are on Centrelink schemes. If you think this role would appeal to you please send an email to us with some information about you and a resume contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au

 

Events and Exhibition opening helpers

Every month we have an opening here for our events or exhibitions. The atmosphere is always good fun and we are always on the lookout for someone to help us serve drinks. The hours for this role is incredibly flexible depending on when the openings etc. are so if you are interested in art and supporting the artists and you enjoy serving drinks please send us an email with some information about you to  contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au