Van Gogh House Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for enthusiastic and confident volunteers to act as guides for our tours of 87 Hackford Road, the house where Van Gogh lived from 1873 to 1874.
87 Hackford Road is a site of global historical significance as part of an international Van Gogh archive. Beyond this, the house has it's own interesting history. The house is currently being renovated by conservation architects. It is a small site and in order to make sure it is protected, we are designing a schedule of timed entry interpreted tours, two days a week starting in late April 2019.
If you have been a guide before then we would love to hear from you, but previous experience is not necessary – we can provide full training to less experienced volunteers who are also passionate about Van Gogh, and/or local heritage.
Volunteers will gain experience of leading groups, presentation skills, of working in leisure and tourism and of course will have the opportunity to pass on their knowledge of the area and inspire and enthuse others about London’s rich history.
Application deadline 5pm Friday Feb 15th 2019
87 Hackford Road
“I now have a room, as I’ve long been wishing…”
Vincent Van Gogh lived at 87 Hackford Road in Stockwell, London, for a year between August 1873 and 1874. He fell in love with British culture and was inspired by the art he saw here. He also found happiness in his love for his landlady’s daughter, Eugenie Loyer, although this turned to sadness when his feelings were not reciprocated.
The Van Gogh House is currently undergoing restoration and redevelopment as a venue for creative arts events, exhibitions and residencies. Opening in March 2018, the house offers residencies and exhibition opportunities to young artists, through collaboration with San Mei Gallery.
Follow @vangoghlondon on instagram to track the renovation process.