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Thursday 01 June 2023


Umbrella is currently calling for enthusiastic, reliable volunteers. From time to time Umbrella also accepts interns, trainees and work experience students, and we occasionally have employment opportunities.

Opportunities exist for individuals to participate as volunteers in all areas of Umbrella’s operations, thus receiving valuable industry experience and professional guidance in all aspects of contemporary visual arts. We are also looking for people to fill in as on-call / backup volunteers – when our regular volunteers are sick or unable to attend shifts.

Volunteering is a great way to engage regularly with our art and creative projects, boost your network, make new like-minded friends and learn new skills. We offer a supportive environment, inductions and ongoing training. Umbrella is committed to involving its members, artists, students and other interested people from the community in both our daily and long-term activities. Other benefits for volunteering with Umbrella include:
- Work with nationally recognised artists and see behind the scenes of a professional art gallery
- Join networks of artists, members and volunteers
Enhance your resume with experience working in tourism & events, marketing and visual arts

Vaccination is not required for ordinary visitation, and there are no restrictions on entry or occupant density requirements, so volunteers will not have to check visitors' vaccination status or refuse entry to people who are unvaccinated against Covid-19. There are however exceptions to these requirements and Umbrella workers will still have to make sure visitors are abiding by Umbrella's general conditions of entry. Umbrella workers must however be fully vaccinated (or have a medical contraindication or be a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant) and show their proof of vaccination to their supervisor. Workers are defined for the purposes of the plan as Umbrella staff, artists (when facilitating workshops) and volunteers. Read more about Umbrella’s COVID-Safe directives listed on our dedicated web page here. 

Umbrella volunteer Alison Nicholas, 2021.

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E.g. I am not available mornings

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COVID Safe Visits

Umbrella asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Open Hours

Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks.

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(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.
Townsville City Council is a strategic partner of Umbrella's program.