Opportunities

Ort Gallery’s social mission is to facilitate dialogue in the community. We are based in Balsall Heath and work connect with the communities around us. Our aim is to raise the profile of the area through cultural and creative events as well as promoting community cohesion and quality of life. We open up opportunities to artists and individuals in the local community, to share learning and experiences. We’re a small, flexible, creative artist-led organisation that is working towards meaningful conversations and relationships with the communities around us.

We’d love to welcome you to come and get involved in our organisation. We have different opportunities open to you.

 

Community Ambassador – Paid Opportunity!

We are passionate about the art we share with our audiences, and we want to make sure we reach everyone in the community​. We’d like to invite you to become a Community Ambassador. Are you active in your community? Are you always talking to and meeting new people? Are you the one person in your street, community or neighbourhood that everyone knows and turns to for information? By becoming a Community Ambassador, you can use those natural skills. Spaces and events like ours are best shared by word of mouth, and when local residents have a familiar face introducing them to a space, they feel more comfortable trying out something new.

We would support your time and energy, we have funding to pay £10 an hour for approximately 5 hours per ambassador. Please get in touch if you think you could be a Community Ambassador for Ort Gallery.

For more information, or if you have questions, please email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk

To apply: Email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk with a CV if you have one, but more importantly, a covering letter to say why you would be a good Community Ambassador.

Work Experience

We are working in conjunction with the Job Centre to offer work experience for job seekers, people not in training or education and anyone willing and interested in leaning about the inner workings of a small arts organisation. Work experience provides the opportunity to try an industry if you’re considering a career change, or perhaps you have been out of employment for a long time and need to build up some experience to help you with your job search. During​ placements, you will learn new skills, work closely with a small team and we will support you with writing a good CV and ​help you practice for an interview.

We also offer work experience for students both in a general capacity, to gain work experience in a small organisation, and to gain specific skills:​ if you’re looking for a live project for a module such as a visual or graphic design project, ​(​poster or flyer designs, website designs, film projects, or event organising), we ​will be able to help.

We are also able to offer training opportunities for work experience and volunteer placements with a number of local creative businesses. This means that we can offer training in creative skills such as dark room techniques, pottery, woodwork and joinery and many more.

For more information, or if you have questions, please email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk

To apply: Email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk with a CV if you have one, but more importantly, a covering letter to tell us what you’d like to gain or learn from work experience.

Volunteering

Come and get involved with Ort Gallery, we’d love to have you!

Would you like to get involved helping out with the workshops we hold, for children or adults, or helping out at an evening when we have an event, like spoken word, or music or helping us repaint the gallery white between exhibitions. Are you looking to put on your own event at Ort Gallery?​ There’s many ways you can get involved, either just one off, now and then or more regularly.

We are also able to offer training opportunities for work experience and volunteer placements with a number of local creative businesses. This means that we can offer training in creative skills such as dark room techniques, pottery, woodwork and joinery and many more.

For more information, or if you have questions, please email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk

To apply: Email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk with a CV if you have one, but more importantly, a short covering letter to say what sorts of things you’re interested in helping with.

Ways to get in touch:

As mentioned, if you are interested in any of the opportunities mentioned, please email ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk with a CV and covering letter.

Email: ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk
Or come and visit us Tues-Sat 12-5pm.