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Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food – Volunteer Opportunity: Metal are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to volunteer in our new exhibition FOOD.

About the Exhibition: This exhibition is the culmination of an 18-month residency the artists have had with Peterborough. In 2015, Lucy + Jorge created 70 x 7 The Meal Act XXXIX in the city (the meal part of Harvest Festival), their first major UK meal in this on-going series, seating 500 local residents for a spectacular lunch of locally sourced produce. Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food draws together archival work from their food series, alongside new sculpture and drawings inspired by the Peterborough meal. The exhibition touches on themes of food waste, food distribution, seasonality of food and preservation of plant diversity.

Volunteer Role: Exhibition Host


Role Description:

As an Exhibition Host you are part of the front of house team and will support the Metal staff looking after the show at Peterborough City Gallery. This will include checking all artworks are looked after and answering any questions that the public may have.


You will be responsible for welcoming and providing exhibition information to visitors of the gallery; you will be the first point of contact for gallery visitors.  Checking the art works and keeping the exhibition space clean and tidy. Recording audience numbers and comments. There may also be opportunities for confident volunteers to host tours of the exhibition for schools and colleges. We would welcome tours for any groups you may be part of or friends and family.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Happy and confident to talk to the general public
  • Enthusiastic
  • Interested in the themes of the exhibition such as food, sustainability or land
Reports to:

Exhibition Assistant Intern – Sam Petherbridge

Length of time role needed:

We are looking for exhibition hosts to do one or two shifts a week over the duration of the exhibition, either half or a full days. This is flexible however and we would love to hear from you regarding your availabilty. The exhibition will run from the 9th September until the 4th December. If you are interested please get in contact and we can discuss dates and your availability further.

What we can offer you:

Expenses for food & or travel of up to £8 per full day or £4 per half day. Training and support given by our experienced staff and visitor experience training from a professional in the sector. For volunteers who host on a regular basis we will offer a thank you memento such as a Harvest bread board or book, details to be discussed at Volunteer induction.


If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information please contact