Back

TYPA is looking for a long-term ESC volunteer to work for 10 – 12 months in our paper and print centre. 

TYPA is a unique institution, dedicated to the preservation of print heritage and promotion of international cultural exchange. We are a top-rated museum, providing hands-on tours for our visitors, and as a ‘working museum’, we put all our historical print machines to good use. We are heavily involved in numerous other activities surrounding the promotion of artistic printmaking, book publishing and papermaking. Volunteers have the opportunity to work within our small team and become involved in the various tasks which surround museum life. The work is often hands-on and varied. One day you could be assisting with a linocut workshop with kids, the next could be making notebooks for our shop-corner. We have experience hosting many ESC volunteers and each one has contributed a unique aspect to our project. 

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS 

You will be living in a private room in a shared apartment. Kitchen, toilets etc will be shared. The apartment will have the usual amenities, furniture, dishes etc. You will be provided with a monthly allowance for food and living expenses. Tartu is a relatively small city, so most locations are within walking distance. Tartu is a safe, clean and green city, with a great cultural scene. You can spend your free time hiking in nature or taking part in ESN parties, in museums or gallery openings. There is also a good public bus service and a city-wide bicycle rental system. Getting around will be easy! 

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY 

The volunteer will be provided with training in many of the techniques offered at TYPA; such as papermaking, letterpress printing, linocut, cyanotype photography, bookbinding, to name a few. You will also have the opportunity to assist with workshops, and organising cultural events. Our volunteers often have the chance to lead their own public events and collaborate with other ESC volunteers in organisations around Tartu; such as Tartu 2024, Kogo and Aparaaditehas cultural space.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE 

We are looking for a volunteer to start in September/ October. The volunteer will help us with our creative and heritage work: be willing to assist with the various daily tasks of museum life. We are looking for individuals with good initiative, who can lead their own projects and will be ready to get their hands dirty. Volunteers need to have a passion for creativity and culture, however, we are not necessarily looking for experienced printmakers, as we are able to provide training in these areas. We want someone who works well in a small team and they must like cats. Within these roles we are looking for the following positions: 

Communications and Design Volunteer

● A natural promoter and people person 

● Good with communication, social media and photography a bonus 

● Ideal for a communication and design student/graduate 

Collections Volunteer

● An well organised individual with a natural curiosity. 

● Good communicator with strong research skills

● Ideal for a museums studies or collection management student.

Creative Art Studio and Gallery Volunteer

● A natural creative, with skills in print or other fine art mediums 

● Experience with exhibition set up or an interest in curation

● Ideal for a fine art or printmaking student

APPLYING 

To apply, please send a motivational letter, detailing which role you would be most suited to, why you would like to volunteer at TYPA and your motivation to becoming part of the European Solidarity Corps. 

We will accept applications until the 30th of August 

Contact: charlotte@typa.ee 

Email Heading: ESC Volunteer at TYPA

Other events

All events
TYPA GalleryEvent

Museum Night at TYPA: The Last Relic

13 May 2024

Our relic is freedom! The theme of this year’s Museum Night is freedom and on the 18th of May from…

Free tours for mothers on Mothers Day

12 May 2024

12th of May all mothers get to visit us for free! During the tour you can print postcards with a…...

Movie Night: Soviet Era Book Printing & Talk with Researcher Maria Muuk

3 May 2024

Wednesday, 8th of May we continue with our printing films movie nights with a Soviet Estonian special. Even though print-…...

TYPA CentreEvent

TYPA is closed 1st of May

30 April 2024

We are closed tomorrow, 1st of May! In addition, from May we are starting tours every full hour in Estonian…...

TYPA CentreEvent

“Silmapilk ja sõnajada” language learning educational program at TYPA

15 April 2024

Beginning from April TYPA centre warmly welcomes you to our new education programme “Silmapilk ja sõnajada” which aims to support…

TYPA CentreWorkshopsEvent

Environment Week: Paper Tour & Workshop at TYPA

4 April 2024

During a short tour, we introduce papermaking from its beginnings 2,000 years ago to the present day. You will find…

TYPA CentreWorkshopsEvent

World Autism Awareness Day

2 April 2024

2nd of April is World Autism Awareness Day. The day aims to share stories and provide opportunities to increase understanding…...

TYPA CentreEvent

TYPA Opening Times During Easter

28 March 2024

On Friday and Sunday we’re closed to celebrate Easter. On Saturday, 30.03, we’re doing tours as usual from 12pm –…...

TYPA 14th Birthday

19 March 2024

This week is TYPA’s birthday week! Come celebrate our 14th birthday on the 23rd of March with us with free…

TYPA Movienight “Linotype: The Film – In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World”

18 March 2024

Print-movie night series continues! Next up: “Linotype: The Film – In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World”. The…

All events