Garage announces Garage Screen summer cinema open call for volunteers


9 June 2020

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launches an open call for volunteers for the summer 2020 season and invites those interested in cinema and art to join the Garage Screen collective.

Garage Screen’s 2020 volunteer program is making a move toward complete openness. We have no age, gender, or any other types of selection criteria in mind. What is important for us is your love of cinema, friendliness, sense of responsibility, and the desire to gain work experience in one of Russia’s top contemporary art institutions. We will be happy to see you join our team!


  • Love of cinema and contemporary art
  • Punctuality, responsibility, and the ability to work under pressure
  • English language knowledge would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Russian Sign Language would be useful 

Terms of participation in the volunteer program

  • Minimum working period—one month
  • Work schedule is discussed individually with each volunteer
  • Volunteering is unpaid 


  • Preparing the cinema for screenings
  • Communication with Garage Screen visitors
  • Checking guest lists and tickets 

Volunteer program benefits

  • Free admission to Garage exhibitions and film screenings
  • An opportunity to get a Sputnik card for museum volunteers, allowing free visits to exhibitions on show at the program’s partner museums
  • Participation in the program can count as university practice
  • Volunteers get a free branded Garage Screen T-shirt and sweatshirt
  • Volunteer team gigs throughout the screen season

How to become a volunteer

Launched in 2012, Garage Screen acquaints viewers with notable Russian and international film, including features, documentaries, experimental pictures, festival premieres, and animation. The program's curator Evgeny Gusyatinsky is a film critic, editor of the magazine Iskusstvo kino (The Art of Cinema), selector at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

The inaugural Garage Screen summer cinema was constructed on Garage Square in 2017. The 2020 summer cinema's building has been designed by SNKH.