Exciting, uplifting, and rewarding—the best time to experience the arts in Perth is at The Lester Prize for Portraiture which will run from Sat 31 October—Sun 29 November 2020.

We are a not-for-profit incorporated association and our program attracts large audiences during our month-long Exhibition Season.
  • We offer volunteers a unique experience to work on a major national arts event that involves many artists from around Australia.
  • Volunteers play a key role in the success of the Prize—they help to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable Exhibition and Event Season for patrons, artists and stakeholders.
  • We will provide you with recognition, support, training, and information required to undertake your duties.
  • All volunteers will be provided with an official TLP lanyard to be worn during the Exhibition and event season.
Great volunteers hit the ground running. If you exude energy and approach all tasks with enthusiasm and drive, have a positive spirit which is motivating and inspiring to others, and love the Arts then we want to hear from you!
Volunteering is a great way to experience and support The Lester Prize. Come and be part of our journey to make Perth a truly unique and exciting place to live, work and play.
  • Volunteers must be 18+ years
  • We have a limited number of positions available to assist with Prize administration in TLP's Nedlands Office for period September—October 2020.
  • We have various positions available at our exhibition venues and events for the Exhibition Season period October—November 2020.
  • Attend a short interview either by phone or in person as requested by the Volunteers Coordinator.
  • Shortlisted volunteers will be required to attend a Volunteer Orientation/Briefing and Induction session at the Art Gallery of WA at the Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth WA 6000 (date and time TBC).
  • Comply with the Code of Conduct, Drug and Alcohol Policy and Emergency Training of The Lester Prize.
  • Available for shifts which will run for 4 hours each.
  • Each volunteer will fulfil a minimum of 2 shifts during the whole volunteering period.
  • Volunteers will support the events and activation program, meet and greet visitors to the exhibition, provide directions and provide event information.
  • Report any touching of artworks or potential damage to the closest security guard.
  • Sign in and out via Roe Street Security Entrance/Loading Dock (if at AGWA).
  • Wear your identification pouch/lanyard so it is visible at all times.
  • Communicate any issues directly to TLP management/staff.
  • Additional tasks as required.

Volunteer Registration Form

Please complete your details below. We are also collating cultural, linguistic and skills information so that we can provide better programs, facilities and services to the general public and our volunteers in the future!
To which gender identity do you most identify? *
Emergency Contact Relationship *
Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? *
Do you speak a language other than English at home? (If more than one language, indicate the one that is spoken most often)? *
Do you hold a current WA driver's licence? *
Do you hold a WWC (Working With Children)? *
Do you hold a current criminal history assessment (National Police Clearance)? *
Have you volunteered at The Lester Prize (or Black Swan Prize for Portraiture) previously? *
What is your motivation to register as a volunteer? (more than 1 can be selected) *
How did you hear about us? *
Are you interested in being a Volunteer Team Leader? *
Volunteer Availability - Days (more than 1 can be selected) *
Volunteer Availability - Times (more than 1 can be selected) *
The next section is related to which production areas of running the Prize you are interested to assist us with, as well as your attributes and skills which would complement our team.
Volunteer Interests (more than 1 can be selected) *
Volunteer Attributes (more than 1 can be selected) *
Volunteer Skills (more than 1 can be selected) *
Declaration *
We’ll be in touch with more information on positions and the application process soon.
For any questions about volunteering for The Lester Prize, please contact us by emailing: volunteers@lesterprize.com
Document Version Control: TLP 2020 Volunteer Team Registration Form | Yvette Canet-Gibson | 31/03/20