Internships and Volunteers

Groundwork artist Manon de Boer and curator Laura Smith in Cornwall, 2016

Image: © CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust)


CAST has recruited volunteers to join the team responsible for Groundwork this summer. Volunteers will welcome visitors to exhibitions and events and share information about the work presented during a season of exceptional art in special locations across Cornwall.

Groundwork provides free training, travel expenses and support to join the team and share information about the work of the acclaimed artists in the programme.

We are working with people who are interested to volunteer for a few hours, one day, one month or more – timings and opportunities are flexible.

How to get involved

The deadline for volunteer recruitment has passed. However, we would still be interested to hear from people who would like to join the team and live near Goonhilly Downs, or in Penzance. The volunteer description below contains more information. If you are interested to find out more, please email Liz Howell: [email protected].

Volunteer Description

Volunteer Application form



Applications have now closed for two interns to help deliver the Groundwork season of international art in Cornwall this summer. These funded internship positions will support people at the beginning of their careers to gain experience working alongside the Groundwork team in the delivery of the programme.

A Project Production intern will support production, marketing and artist hospitality in April, May and June, and an Exhibitions and Events intern will support the installation, invigilation and evaluation of exhibitions and events in May, June and July.

The internships will be based at CAST in Helston, the hub of the programme and home of the Groundwork office. Positions are paid and interns will work for 24 hours a week for twelve weeks.

Groundwork internships are supported by a grant from the Cultivator Internship Programme, supported by the European Social Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

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