Volunteering

We sometimes take volunteers and interns at Ikuntji Artists. Volunteering can be a hugely rewarding experience. To read about some of our previous volunteers and hear their stories click here.

Please note we only take volunteers and interns via prior arrangement, and they must have specific skills and expertise. These vary according to what is needed at the time however they include:

Fine art studio skills eg: priming and stretching canvases, basic understanding of colour theory, ability to mix and prepare paints, hanging pictures/art shows
Computer skills and IT knowledge
Graphic design
General carpentry skills, ability to manage general labouring and handyman duties
Botany or horticultural experience
Curatorial, museum or gallery background
Art history/theory or anthropology degree

Volunteers must be physically fit and healthy and prepared for life in an Aboriginal Community. An open and cheerful attitude and an understanding of Aboriginal history and politics is also useful, and please remember that Ikuntji Artists is owned and directed by the local community. Volunteers must be available for a minimum of three weeks. We don’t take volunteers from Dec to March due to the extreme heat.

If you want to come and help out, we’d love to hear from you so please send us your CV outlining your skills and experience, and a brief letter which includes your availability.