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Volunteering in exhibition space Nová synagóga

project description

Nová synagóga is an exhibition space for contemporary art and culture with international dimension. The exhibitions are supported by various accompanying programme for public and workshops for schools.

The main activity of this EVS position will be working in Nová synagóga: preparing, installing, guarding, advertising and packing the exhibitions and other events (concerts, discussions, festivals, etc).

Other activities depends on mutual discussion and individual volunteer's preferences and profile. He/she can develop own activity which fits with our programme, for example co-lecturing gallery programmes for schools. We are looking for a person who will actively look for new tasks and activities.

Our NGO is also running the cultural centre Stanica since 2003 (10 min walking distance). Part of the volunteer's activities will take place here thanks to collaborations between staff members and other volunteers.

This project is already approved.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

We have two flats for the volunteers so you will live in a two room or three room flat and every volunteer has his own room. The flat is located in the broad center of Žilina, 85-thousand town located not far from mountains. This town is suitable for walking/biking, mass transportation not needed. There are good connexions with the rest of Slovakia, Czech republic and Poland.

Each volunteer gets 300 eur monthly for food and pocket money. They can cook at their flat, the kitchen is fully equipped.

The travelling costs are covered fully.


training during the project

The volunteer for this project needs to have an interest in the art field - at least basic knowledge of contemporary art is more than welcome. We are looking for a person who is willing to work hard and learn more, with the team who will share their knowledge and purely practical experience from years of work in Nová synagóga and Stanica (the cultural centre from our organisation)

They have Slovak lessons covered through out the year


volunteer profile

requirements on the volunteer:
- interest in contemporary art, basic knowledge
- ability to improvise
- technical abilities are advantage
- independance, creativity
- flexibility
- active and initiative personality
- experience in educational gallery programmes for children is advantage

benefits of our organization:
- rich social life,
- diversity of cultural programme,
- diversity of local community
- possibility to participate in all events,

negatives of our organization:
- rich social life
- sometimes too much work
- sometimes too much freedom


how to apply

Send email with subject "EVS: nova synagoga" with your CV and a personalised motivation letter. Write about your previous experience, expectations, motivations and ideas how you can be useful to our organization. What you can bring and what you want to learn?


additional information

Truc sphérique is NGO operating a cultural venue Stanica based in the building of still functioning train station and art space Nová synagóga in the former neologue synagogue in the city center.

Main volunteering activities:
- production, preparation, installation and guarding of the exhibitions, communication with visitors, event management and general maintenance in Nová synagóga
- daily tasks related to operation of the culture center (ticket sales, posters distribution)
- manual, mental and office work included!
- possibility to develop own project


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