Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

CE Scheme Placement | Staff Artist at Signal Arts Centre, Bray   Recently updated !

SignalSignal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the position of Staff Artist on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.

Canditates shall:
– be skilled in the area of visual art
– have good communication skills
– be prepared to work as part of a team

Experience in workshop facilitation and/or experience working with children would be an advantage.

If you are interested and would like to apply for this post, please contact your local Department of Social Protection Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility for this vacancy.

Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1, Albert Avenue, Bray, County Wicklow or email:

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

Volunteer Assistant Position at Bealtaine Festival 2017

Deadline: 16 January, 5pm

Age and Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival is looking for an intern to be part of the Festival Team 2017. The volunteer assistant will play an important role in supporting the 2017 Festival.

Bealtaine are keen to support the professional development of their volunteer assistant; placement with the Bealtaine Festival will provide unique opportunities to be involved in a successful collaborative festival.

Specifically you will have an opportunity to:

  • Utilise your skills as well as learn and develop new skills.
  • Interact and network with a wide variety of people.
  • Travel to and attend events across Dublin and surrounding counties.
  • Learn about issues concerning older people.
  • Attendance at all performances/events will be free.

Specific role responsibilities
These responsibilities may vary depending on the educational background and training of the volunteer but could include all or some of the following depending on skill-set:

  • To assist with and help implement the national social media campaign drawn up by the Festival Team, and overseen by the PR,
  • Communications and Marketing Manager, in particular, facebook and twitter.
  • To assist with and help maintain the newly launched Bealtaine web site both in terms of content generation and updating information.
  • To liaise with local and regional groups on their plans for Bealtaine and the gathering of information from these groups in order to feed in to a nationwide PR campaign which is managed by the PR, Communications and Marketing Manager.
  • To assist with local as well as national radio coverage, and assist with writing press releases when needed by the partner organisations, with approval from the PR, Marketing and Communications Manager.
  • To provide support to the curated programme of events taking place nationwide in terms of event logistics and co-ordination.
  • To attend events and assist with logistics.
  • To assist with rolling out the Festival evaluation and gathering and preparation of data from the evaluation.
  • To be a point of contact in the Age and Opportunity office and respond to enquiries from the public and direct people to local and national Bealtaine events.
  • To respond to requests for information from the public and maintain a record of all such calls, keeping sufficiently up to date with the curated programme in order to be an informed first point of contact for the public.
  • To assist with the monitoring and updating of the Age and Opportunity data base of contacts on an ongoing basis.

Time Commitment
We require assistants to be available for a minimum of 16 hours a week. The placement is for a period of 8 – 10 weeks and will take place at some point between March and June 2017 depending on the skill-set of the volunteer.

The Bealtaine Festival operates from Age and Opportunity’s offices in the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin. Travel around the city may be required as may intercity travel (these travel costs will be covered by Bealtaine).

How to apply
Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like to this internship to Karen Hennessy, Arts and Culture Coordinator, Age and Opportunity.
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Volunteers Requested for Photograph Shoot, Belfast

Volunteers needed to take part in a photo shoot in Belfast. Artist, Shane Finan, needs people to ‘play a role’ as citizens participating in debate. You will appear in a photograph in an upcoming interactive projection work as part of a residency at Digital Arts Studios, Hill Street, Belfast. The artwork relates to the theme of power structures and participation. Photo shoot to take place on 7/8 January 2017.

I understand that asking for volunteers is not ideal or fair, but unfortunately funds are limited for this project. As manager of several national and international projects I am very happy to offer references for students, and as a participatory artist I am very happy to offer voluntary skills in exchange. Artists or performers with some experience in performance preferred but not required.

2 hours maximum needed for participation. Please email Shane at to volunteer.

CE Scheme Placement | Youth Support Worker, SWICN

swicn-logoThis is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

South West Inner City Network (SWICN) is a community organisation affiliated with South Dublin Voluntary Groups Community Employment Scheme. SWICN provides a wide range of services for adults and young people living in Dublin 8.

SWICN are looking two motivated individuals with an interest in working with young people. The successful candidates should have excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and IT skills. The role encompasses youth development, arts and crafts, graphic design and digital media instruction. People with an artistic background, possibly specialising in film or music are especially welcome to apply.

• Hours per week: 19.5 Hours
• Number of Positions: 2
• Salary: Community Employment Programme Rates

Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.

Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age. Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.

Please apply with your CV to or call 01-5611967/ 5349751 for more information.

CE Scheme Placement | Art Installer (Art Collection and Exhibitions) at Waterford Healing Arts Trust

WHATlogo2008-2.6.15The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites applications for the post of Art Installer (Art Collection and Exhibitions).

Main purpose of job: To maintain and install art within University Hospital Waterford

Key areas of work:
• Installing, cleaning and maintaining the art collection in University Hospital Waterford
• Organising the repair of artworks where needed
• Installing temporary exhibitions
• Liaising with the UHW Technical Services Department, framers, suppliers, artists etc
• Updating the art collection inventory
• Complying with health and safety and infection control standards
• Labeling artworks
• Assisting with invites, catering, publicity and protocol in relation to exhibition launches
• Assisting generally in other aspects of WHAT’s programme when required
• Contributing to team meetings

Hours of work:
19.5 hours per week – flexible hours. Some evening and weekend work will apply.

Place of work:
The WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, University Hospital Waterford

Application procedure:
Candidates must be eligible for Community Employment (typically in receipt of a social welfare payment for 12 months)
To apply, please e-mail Claire Meaney, with your contact details including telephone number by Thursday, 1 December 2016.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

CE Scheme Placement | Project Assistant at The National Sculpture Factory

national_sculpture_factoryDeadline: 5 December, 5pm

This position is only open to people who are eligible for Community Employment Scheme, i.e. over 25 years of age and in receipt of a Dept. of Social Protection payment for 12 months or more.

Job Description:
The project assistant will support and assist the Director generally and the Programme Manager specifically in delivering and promoting the National Sculpture Factory (NSF) programme of events, lectures, workshops, specific art projects, residencies and more.

19.5 hours per week.

Key tasks

  • Assisting in the planning and delivery of NSF projects
  • Working on NSF project promotional materials
  • Promoting and integrating NSF projects on the website, face book, twitter etc and other digital platforms
  • Preparation of print materials
  • The Projects Assistant will also be called upon to complete general office duties such as answering the telephone, photocopying, and mail out assistance and general office administration.
  • The Participant will be given the opportunity to work with artists and other art professionals, and gain knowledge of the wider visual arts communities at a national and international level. This is an ideal position for someone heading in the direction of arts
  • administration/project management

Key skills

  • Experience in using Mac and PC desirable or, if not, a willingness to learn on the job.
  • Some experience of the arts sector desirable but not essential.
  • Flexibility may be required as person may be required to work outside of office hours during project delivery times and in terms of the variety of tasks that may need to be done.
  • Design skills /Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign programme knowledge desirable but not essential.
  • Social networking skills/ Facebook / Linked In / Twitter

To apply for this position please email your CV to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

CE Scheme Placement | Lavit Gallery Seeks Gallery Assistant, Cork

lavit-galleryDeadline: 25 November, 5pm
The Lavit Gallery, 5 Father Mathew Street, Cork

The Lavit Gallery, under the CE Scheme, is currently looking to take on a Gallery Assistant. Hours: 19.5 per week.

Duties to include, but not limited to :
Interacting with customers to effect sales of the Gallery’s Art and Craft stocks. Handling, storage and preparation for transport of artwork and assisting in the maintenance of stock records of same. Assisting with exhibition installation and gallery maintenance. Assisting the Gallery Administrator in the general administration of the Gallery. Engaging with the public at front of house.

Email your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to: or
post to: Reception, Cork Arts ‘N’ Education Ltd, c/o Meitheal Mara, Crosses Green House, Crosses Green, Cork City

126 Artist-Run Gallery Seeks New Directors

126-logo126 Artist-Run Gallery are accepting applications for new Directors for 2016/17. The Board of Directors are responsible for the overall programming, curation, production and administration of 126’s year-round programme of events and exhibitions. 126 are currently seeking Directors with skills and interests in one or more of the following areas: curation, archiving, research, web design, marketing and exhibition installation.

126 is integral to the visual arts culture in Galway and Ireland. Run voluntarily by a board of professional artists, 126 prioritises criticality and experimentation in contemporary visual art. For our 2017 programme we already have a number of interesting local nada international projects planned- so its a great time to get involved.

Experience gained working in an artist led organisation like 126 can greatly improve your professional practice. Directors gain an understanding of all aspects of running a gallery, curation, assessing proposals, installation, grant application writing, artist liason, archiving and arts administration. Each individual Director takes responsibility for specific duties, which play to the individual’s strengths.

What we’re looking for:
Essential criteria:

-Appreciation of contemporary art and a commitment to the objectives of 126
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-High degree of personal organisation
-Self-motivation and initiative
-Ability to work productively as art of a close knit team of directors

Desirable criteria:

-Previous experience in arts administration or curation
-Computer literacy and knowledge of social media marketing
-Experience in drafting funding applications/proposals

How to apply:

Simply send on a copy of your CV and a short letter of interest/personal statement (no more than 400 words) to

Green PAINTERLY Seeking Expressions of Interest for Pilot Website

green-painterlyGreen PAINTERLY is a pilot website and a platform that aims to promote commentary and visibility for Irish painting practices. Green PAINTERLY was set up in a voluntary capacity.

Painting as a field of contemporary artistic practice has become increasingly visible and accessible via online platforms. This is as a result of its inherent foremost characteristic as a visual medium. Photogenically it is perfectly suited to the growing optic languages of websites, social media and the blogosphere. Although this trend of increasing visibility has great merits, one issue is that by virtue of these processes, the contextual relationships of practices are absorbed into more universal discourses, narratives and readings. This flattening of discourse dilutes the means to consider how painting emerges out of relationships to the site of its production. While painting has always been considered in terms of the broader historical and universal contexts of the medium, reading painterly endeavors in the context of activities related to Ireland, may have the potential to make visible the more distinctive engagements between artists and their world.

Green PAINTERLY is seeking expressions of interest from artists, writers and enthusiasts from the Irish painting community, who wish to get involved. The call out is essentially a process to gauge the level of interest for continuing and developing such a project, and opening out that development to other interested parties. So please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in submitting material, any ideas or coming on board to develop the project. Unfortunately in its current form as a voluntarily maintained site it can not offer pay.

JobBridge Placement | Archiving and Data Management Assistant at Create

createCreate, the national development agency for collaborative arts, would like to invite applications for the post of Archiving and Data Management placement through the JobBridge Scheme.

Based in Temple Bar, Create is a leading Irish non-profit arts organisation, which supports artists across all artforms who work collaboratively with communities in different social and community contexts.

The intern will work closely with the office manager and assistant director to provide administrative support to the team. Duties will include archiving Create records, data entry in the library catalogue, financial data management and book-keeping.

For more on Create, visit

Applicants must be eligible to participate in JobBridge. Please see for further information and FAQ for details about eligibility.

Applications are now being accepted at:

Arts Management Apprenticeship at Black Box, Belfast

thinkinsideboxDeadline for applications: Monday 17 October, 5pm

This is a paid apprenticeship position, funded by the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme. The position will also enable the post holder to gain a Level 3 Certificate in Community Arts Management. Applicants must be aged from 16 to 24.

Hours of Work: 24hrs per week (3 days: Mon, Wed and Friday, 10 to 6pm)
Wage: £6.80 per hour
Time Period: 2 years (with possibility of extension)

Job Outline: Black Box are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice, who is passionate about the arts, to help with the smooth running of the organisation by providing admin and marketing support to the Director, Venue Manager and Accounts staff. The position requires a positive, can-do attitude and includes a range of administration and marketing tasks from website management, answering telephone queries, managing bookings to helping set up for events. As a dynamic arts organisation and exciting live music venue we can provide a unique opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in arts management and promotion of events.

To apply: Please email to request an application pack. Fill it in and return it with ‘Apprentice Arts Management Application’ in the subject field.

Timeline for interviews: Interviews will take place on 24 and 25 October.
Start date: 1 November 2016.

Call for Volunteers | Dublin Art Book Fair 2016, TBG+S, Dublin 2

tbgs 250Temple Bar Gallery + Studios seeks enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to assist with mediation and invigilation of the Dublin Art Book Fair. If you have an interest in art, design, publishing and hand-made, bespoke printed books and would like to volunteer, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Each voluntary shift is 3hrs long.

The Dublin Art Book Fair will take place at TBG+S from Thursday 10 November to Sunday 13 November 2016.

Benefits of volunteering include:
• Working within Temple Bar Gallery +Studios artists’ studios complex located in the heart of the Temple Bar cultural quarter
• Building a knowledge of contemporary art practices + an insight into publishing, making and distribution of Artists’ Books
• Developing interpersonal skills within a professional environment, working alongside the TBG+S team
• Mediating the exhibited art books + zines and communicating to the general public
• Opportunities for volunteering at future TBG+S events and exhibitions

Please email with a brief CV and tell us why you are interested in volunteering at the Dublin Art Book Fair 2016.

CE Scheme Placement | Signal Arts Centre seeks Gallery Assistant

Signal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for one position on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.

Candidates shall:
– be skilled in the area of visual art;
– have good communications skills;
– be prepared to work as part of a team;
– Experience in workshop facilitation and/or experience working with children would be an advantage.

If you are interested and would like to apply for this post:
Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number will be required – 903714
Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow or by email to:

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

Volunteer Event Videographer and Photographer, FoodCloud, Tallaght

foodcloud_logo_left_rgb24 October 10:00am – 12:00pm
FoodCloud HQ, Broomhill Business Park, Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

FoodCloud connects businesses that have too much food to charities in their communities that have too little. Using our technology platform, participating businesses can upload details of their surplus food and the time period in which the food can be collected.
FoodCloud is looking for a volunteer videographer & photographer to capture video and photos for an event taking place 24th of October. This event is taking place in FoodCloud’s HQ in Tallaght (Broomhill Business Park).

This volunteer opportunity is perfect as a portfolio piece. The volunteer will need to supply his/her own equipment for the morning (approx.4 hours). Please note, the video and images of the event to be used by FoodCloud for marketing and media purposes after the event.


New Members Sought for Ards and North Down Arts and Heritage Panel

materials-250pxDeadline: Friday 21 October 2016, 4pm

Ards and North Down Borough Council is seeking 3 members to sit on its Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel to guide, endorse and advocate for arts and Heritage in the borough. The positions on the panel are of a voluntary nature and no payments will be made in relation to attendance at meetings.

Applications are sought from people with specialties or demonstrable experience in the areas of:

• visual arts and crafts;
• performance based arts, such as music, dance and drama;
• community arts.


Panel members will sit alongside five elected representatives of Ards and North Down Borough Council. They must be able to attend up to six meetings per year and be willing to discuss all aspects of arts and heritage in the borough.

Application forms are available now from:
Ards Arts Centre, E: or T: 028 9181 0803
North Down Museum, E: or T: 028 9127 1200.

Should it be deemed necessary, brief interviews will be held on Friday 28th October 2016.

Cork Community Art Link Seeks Volunteer Arts Workers for Dragon of Shandon Parade

cork-artlinkCork Community Art Link are looking for volunteers throughout October as Cork Community Art Link prepares for this year’s Dragon of Shandon Parade

They ask volunteers to join them in one of their two work spaces and help with building giant props and puppets, painting, costume-making, face-painters and taking part in the Dragon of Shandon parade on October 31st. If you fancy getting creative and participating in an amazing community arts festival, get in touch by emailing, calling 021 4553747

CE Scheme Placement | Arts Worker at Cork Community Art Link

artlink-logo-corkCork Community Art Link is looking for a creative and imaginative individual to assist with the creation of props and constructions for outdoor street parades, performances and our public participatory art programme, and to assist with the development and implementation of arts programmes with a range of groups in a variety of community and social contexts. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in community street spectacle and making innovative and original props, puppets and mobile constructions for outdoor parades and performances. The ideal candidate will have a broad creative and technical skillset and will be familiar with typical workshop tools and equipment with some arts related experience. Formal arts training is not necessary as long as you have a range of creative skills and can demonstrate them.

Note: this position is subject to Garda Clearance. Candidates must be eligible for a Community Employment scheme (normal criteria is that candidates be over the age of 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 12 months).

Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Assist with the creation and technical development of props/puppets/mobile constructions/costumes for outdoor street parades, performances and art installations.
• Assist with preparation, planning and facilitation of workshops with a range of community groups.
• Assist with the general maintenance and upkeep of workshop facilities.

Technical skills: ability to work with some of the following materials – metal, latex, wood, fabric; Ability to experiment with different materials and techniques; Ability to use a range of hand and power tools; Good communication skills; Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative; Previous group work or facilitation an advantage.

Apply by email with CV and cover letter to Please include your PPSN on application. For further information call 021 4308225.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

CE Scheme Placement | Assistant to Office Manager at Cork Community Art Link

artlink-logo-corkCork Community Art Link is a participative community arts organisation based in Blackpool, Cork City. They encourage meaningful collaborations between artists and people that result in the creation of great art, bringing creativity to places where people live, work and play. Their annual programme includes the Dragon of Shandon parade, the St. Patrick’s Day parade and numerous outreach and research projects.

They are currently recruiting an Assistant to the Office Manager. This is an administrative position in a highly creative environment where no two days are the same. Candidates must be eligible for a Community Employment scheme (normal criteria is that candidates be over the age of 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 12 months).

Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Processing phone and email enquiries
• General office administration
• Diary management (for Artistic Director)
• Social media management
• Induction of new employees and volunteer placements
• Basic volunteer management
• Assisting the General Manager in all tasks assigned, including helping to coordinate the smooth running of all projects in our annual programme.

The successful candidate will gain valuable experience in arts administration and will become part of a passionate and creative team. Experience in Microsoft Word is essential, Excel is desirable. Facebook and Twitter are also desirable. The successful candidate will have the full support of the General Manager but must be able to work independently and on own initiative.

Apply by email with CV and cover letter to Please include your PPSN on application. For further information call 021 4308225.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

Volunteers needed for Making Ireland Modern, Dublin

making-ireland-modern-volunteerVolunteer invigilators needed for major exhibition in Dublin, Making Ireland Modern taking place at Real Tennis Court, Earlsfort Terrace from October 14 to November 12.

Making Ireland Modern explores the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation. Constructed as an open matrix of drawings, photographs, models and other artefacts, the exhibition presents ten infrastructural episodes spanning a period of one hundred years from 1916-2016. Conceived as the Irish pavilion for Venice 2014, and expanded as a key strand of the Arts Councils programme ART:2016, Making Ireland Modern describes architecture’s role in transforming the physical and cultural identity of the new state through its intercession in the everyday lives of its population.

Invigilation times will be during the opening hours of 11am – 4pm daily. If you are interested in volunteering we can tailor a schedule to suit your availability.

Please contact Tara or (01) 2845175 to register your interest.

JobBridge Placement | Assistant Arts Administrator+Arts Marketing Coordinator, TBG+S

tbgs 250Deadline: Friday 23 September 2016, 5pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the positions of Assistant Arts Administrator and Assistant Arts Marketing Coordinator, offered under the JobBridge National Internship Scheme.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with a strong passion for the visual arts. The individual will help support the development and daily operations of the gallery and artists’ studios programmes at TBG+S, working closely with the Director and Programme Curator at TBG+S as well as learning from the whole staff team of this vibrant gallery and artists’ studios complex in Dublin city centre.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in organising and planning exhibitions, talks and events; supporting day to day activities of the core team and programme and operations activities of a large building based organisation with administrative and planning duties; Liaising with studio artists; Front-of-house gallery activities including invigilation and assistance at openings/events and other related tasks, as directed. This is an opportunity to gain considerable experience and learning about running and programming the gallery and artists’ studios and to establish networks for career development within a supportive environment.

For full details and information on how to apply via the Jobs Ireland website, go to and search for ‘assistant arts’