Volunteers are critical to the success of Big Medium’s programs and help in a variety of invaluable ways—especially during WEST, EAST, and in the Big Medium Gallery. Volunteering at Big Medium is a fun, flexible way to share your time and be a vital part of the Austin arts community. Our committed volunteers are individuals who bring a wide variety of personal and professional experiences and interests to our programs, and help our small but mighty staff achieve a whole lot.

Opportunities include:

Gallery Hours
Greet patrons and provide information about our current exhibition. Gallery assistants work on regular shifts of 3 or 6 hours during exhibitions; this is an excellent opportunity for Internships.

  • Art or membership questions and sales

  • Support the staff with programming tasks during events

  • Maintain the gallery in excellent condition for patrons

Assist the Big Medium team with exhibition openings, artists events, East Austin Studio Tour, West Austin Studio Tours, Creative Standard Summit and more. These shifts are mostly during evenings or weekends. Time commitment and duties vary by event, duties may include:

  • Gallery desk attendant

  • Event set up and breakdown

  • Event check in

  • Information table at WEST, EAST, events and exhibition openings

  • Art sales at Due WEST and Due EAST

  • Product pick up and drop off

  • Bartending (must be TABC certified)

  • Art handling

  • Gallery and event space build out

  • Painting walls

  • Membership sales

  • Mailings

Big Medium welcomes people of all ages from the greater Austin community who want to spend time getting to know the local arts community. Volunteers enjoy being on the frontlines for EAST, WEST, and the Big Medium Gallery, and have many opportunities throughout the year to get to know artists and other arts-loving individuals through our volunteer meet-ups, appreciation parties, and other Big Medium events.

For further information about Big Medium’s volunteer program or assistance applying to be a volunteer, please email volunteer@bigmedium.org.