There are lots of opportunities to get involved with National Glass Centre and help us to continue inspiring people to learn about, create and enjoy contemporary glass.
Volunteering at National Glass Centre
National Glass Centre values the vital contribution that volunteers make in achieving our organisational aims. Volunteering with us is an invaluable way of engaging with the visual arts, learning more about glass making techniques and preserving the legacy of Sunderland’s rich glassmaking heritage. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to join our growing volunteer programme.
National Glass Centre’s Volunteer Programme is very flexible as we appreciate the time that volunteers give to us, whether long or short term. Volunteering with us can offer you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, increase your confidence, keep busy, improve your CV, have fun and benefit from a number of special events, training and discounts.
If you would like to get involved with the work of National Glass Centre, browse our Current Opportunities below or, if you feel you have something to offer that’s not listed, please get in touch for an informal chat with one of our team.
Due to the re-opening of National Glass Centre in June, we are currently recruiting a new team of volunteers to assist us in a number of areas. To view current opportunities along with profiles for each role, click on the link below.
If any of the roles interest you, please fill in our Volunteer Registration Form and return by post or email to:
National Glass Centre
Alternatively, for an informal chat about volunteering please contact us on 0191 515 5555.
Please note, if your volunteer role requires you to work directly with children, young people or vulnerable adults, we will need you to apply for a Criminal Records Bureau Standard Disclosure Certificate. Details on how to do this will be provided.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sara Jo Harrison joined National Glass Centre in 2012 to support the Centre's marketing and Communications strategy.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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