Volunteer with us

Kampala Art Biennale 2016 is emerging to be one of the largest and most prestigious art events on the continent. And we give you the opportunity to be part of it!

We are now looking for motivated, creative individuals to join the volunteer team. This is a golden opportunity for art, communication and marketing students or recent graduates looking for practical experience in the arts and creative industry. We will offer you a unique volunteer placement within an experienced team or art practitioners, artists, gallery managers, designers and curators. If you are interested in participating in the Kampala Art Biennale 2016 as a volunteer, we would like you to fill out the application form at the bottom of this page.

The following volunteer positions are available:

Social Media, Communication and Marketing Assistant

Social Media, Communication and Marketing volunteers will assist the Media Coordinator in hosting the various (local and international) media that visit the Kampala Biennale.  You welcome members of the media, provide them with press badges, programme information and exhibition specifics. You will answer questions about the Biennale, arrange for interviews with participating artists, organisers and KAB16 visitors.  The volunteer will share media coverage, articles and KAB16 related events and photos on our social media platforms. You are required to have excellent writing skills, and knowledge about Facebook features, twitter, blogging and photography. You will also help to ensure sponsor visibility and publicity during the events and on exhibition locations. You will be supervised and guided by the Media Coordinator and the Director/Assistant Director.

Events and Workshop Assistant

You will help with the planning, set up and ensuring smooth running of KAB events as well as the workshops and discussions that are planned for during the month of September. You will help with the registration process of workshops, sign in participants and make sure they receive the required information and materials. You will confirm speakers and workshop facilitators and make logistic arrangements at the venue. You will be reporting to the Logistics Manager.

Exhibitions Set-Up Assistant

The Exhibitions set-up Assistant will work closely with the curatorial team. You will help to execute the delivery of video and other visual art displays, help with construction and layout of exhibition spaces and live projects (performances). Help with buying of construction materials, construction, painting of panels as well as hanging and installation of works.  Assist with printing labels and text with artist and project information. We are looking for volunteers with a practical hands-on mentality. You will be supervised by the Logistic Manager and Curator.

Exhibition Guide

Volunteers assist in providing information about the Biennale, its programme and KAB16 catalogs and merchandise. You are responsible for the dissemination of information at a specific venue/ exhibition location. You will provide guests with an informative tour of the exhibition.  You will keep a register of visitors (guest book) and keep the exhibition location neat and tidy. You must have good knowledge about the exhibited works and artists, be good-humored, and have excellent customer service skills. Together with the other exhibition guide at the various location you will organise regular art tours of the various venues. You will be supervised by the Logistics Manager and Curator.

Logistic Assistant

Logistics volunteers are expected to assist guests and visiting artists. You will help to ensure that arriving artists and curators are picked up from the airport and settled in their accommodation. You will make sure that artist in residence have access to studio space and materials. For foreign artist, you will assist them to find their way around Kampala and make them feel comfortable, inform them about restaurants, shops, health and road safety etc.  You are required to keep time, especially for airport pickups and drop offs.  A valid driving permit & car is an advantage. You will be under the supervision of the Logistic Manager.

To volunteer, send an email to KAB18@kampalabiennale.org with a short motivation of why you want to volunteer and which post has your preference. Please note that we cannot give any guarantees on placements.