Festival volunteers required


We are looking for 20 masters assistants (ceramics or sculpture students) who are interested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with leading national and international ceramic artists. This seven-day intensive ‘apprenticeship’ takes you into the realm of practicing artists and the way they work, allowing you an insight into the working methods of esteemed and established artists at close quarters. Your tasks will include: assisting with the preparation of materials (under the direction of the artist) prior to each demonstration period; assisting to keep the artists work space clean and tidy; managing the expectations of delegates; assisting with looking after the artists work in progress; assisting with the transportation of the artists work to Morning View. You will also be required to arrive in Gulgong a day earlier than the delegates (April 14th 2024) to meet the artist you are working with (we will also establish a connection between you and them via email prior to the festival) to assist with their set-up.

Free registration
All masters assistants will attend Clay Gulgong 2024 without having to pay the registration fee. You will, however, be required to organise your own accommodation.

A detailed list of duties will be forwarded to you should your application be successful.

Availability: Assistants are required on site from Sunday 14th April 2024 at 4pm to approximately 7pm on Saturday 20th April 2024. Assistants are expected to work for approximately 6 hours per day. Some days may involve working for longer hours. Demonstration hours are from 9.00am until 11.00am and 2.00pm until 4.00pm each day.

Manual lifting: There will be some manual lifting involved. Could you please indicate on the application form whether you are unable or have limited capacity to undertake this type of physical work. Some of the work may be outside and the weather is not guaranteed.

Transport and accommodation
All masters assistants will need to arrange their own transport and accommodation whilst in Gulgong.

Application Timeline
February 14, 2024: Applications for masters assistants open.
March 1, 2024: Deadline for applications. Extended to March 20, 2024
March 25, 2024: Confirmation letters sent to successful applicants. If you have not heard from us by the March 30, 2024 you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Jennifer, Office Manager
Phone: +61 474 492 880 Wed – Fri 11am to 4pm
Email: event@claygulgong.com

Download the Application form HERE

and email to event@claygulgong.com