Melbourne Art Fair is owned and operated by the Melbourne Art Foundation, an Australian non-profit arts organisation dedicated to the support of living artists.

Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to make new friends and join a group of like-minded individuals who want to help out and support Melbourne Art Fair and the visual arts community.

We are looking for passionate volunteers to assist in the daily operations of Melbourne Art Fair and associated programs and events including the VIP Program, Conversations, Commissions, Live performance, Video and Beyond exhibition sectors.

The role will give you firsthand experience in the production of a world-class cultural event and enable you to build relationships within the Australian visual arts sector.


Volunteers will be assigned to registered exhibiting galleries to provide administrative support and assistance including but not limited to, artwork hanging and installation, sales and customer service, supervision of displayed artwork.

Volunteers will be assigned to support the operations director in the management and operation of the venue, and specifically liaising with suppliers and contractors including but not limited to exhibition build, storage, catering, security, freight and artwork transport.

Volunteers will be assigned to assist the marketing director in the delivery of all front of house activities including but not limited to the distribution of collateral, visitor welcome, content creation for social media, visitor flow, ticket scanning, and media partners.

Volunteers will be assigned to assist in the delivery of organised programs and events onsite Melbourne Art Fair, as well as across the city. Programs include the Broadsheet Presents Late Nights ProgramVernissage, Hospitality, Conversations and Live performance. 

Volunteers will be assigned to assist the VIP department through the management of the VIP Welcome Desk and the VIP Lounge. Some support may be requested for offsite events part of the VIP Program.


With a small core team working from the Melbourne Art Foundation office in Cremorne all year round, we increase our team size with seasonal staff, summer placements, and volunteers from November to March every two years to deliver Melbourne Art Fair.  

Melbourne Art Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace. As such we encourage and support applications from people from diverse backgrounds for any jobs that might currently be available.

If you are interested in talking to us about employment opportunities, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest to:


We are looking for a dynamic and organised event Volunteer Manager to manage and support the engagement of Melbourne Art Fair volunteers onsite. Casual position.

Experienced operations and production professional required to assist the Operations Director as Site Manager during Melbourne Art Fair. Casual position with required availability, 13 – 21 February 2022.

We are looking for an experienced event professional to take on the role of Front of House Manager. The role is required to manage front of house visitor flow, ticketing and experience. Casual position required for the duration of Melbourne Art Fair, 17 – 20 February 2022. 

We are looking for energetic and experienced event professionals to help deliver off-site events and public programs that take place during the week of Melbourne Art Fair. Casual position with evening availability required. 

VIP Hosts needed to assist onsite at Melbourne Art Fair in the management of the VIP Welcome Desk and the VIP Lounge. Hosts will also be required to manage offsite events that form part of the VIP Program.

We are looking for a customer service orientated arts / event professional to facilitate the participation of exhibiting galleries onsite during the Melbourne Art Fair installation / de-installation periods. Casual position. Availability 15 – 17 February 2022 / 20 February 2022. 

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We recognise and celebrate the cultural heritage, creative contributions, and stories of the First Peoples of Victoria. We pay respect to Elders of today, emerging Elders of tomorrow and Elders of the past.

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