Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Volunteers Wanted for Open House Dublin 2016   Recently updated !

OH-Web-600x450Open House Dublin 2016
October 14 to 16

Open House Dublin 2016 are looking for volunteers to give three or more hours for their time over the weekend of 14 to 16 October. Full training (one evening) will be provided. In return you get priority access to buildings on the programme and a party will take place on the last night of Open House Dublin.

To volunteer with us please follow this link
Please contact Hannah via email or on (01) 8747 203

UX/UI Design Internship at Artomatix

artomatixApplication closing date: 31 August
Full time, 6-months internship starting September 2016
Salary negotiable. Based in Dublin.

At Artomatix, we’re fed up of living in a standardised world. We want to own unique, splendid items and to live rare, exciting digital experiences, making our lives richer.

To make this possible, we bring the World its first Artificial Imagination, an ally so powerful to artists they’ll be able to focus on what makes art great: creativity, not repetitive, tedious tasks.

We launched our first product, focused on videogames, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March (San Francisco). Now is the time to join one of Europe’s most exciting startups, referenced in The Guardian, Le Monde and VentureBeat.

– Clarify the user experience (UX) of Artomatix’s products, and formalise their user interfaces (UI): clarify use cases, create clear product wireframes, iterate on and finalise product interfaces;
– Coordinate with Artomatix’s business team and outside users to iterate on product;
– Contribute to the success of Artomatix’s marketing campaign through the creation of ad hoc promotional material;
Help clarify Artomatix’s brand and identity.

– Mastery in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc.
– Passionate about our mission and about how tech can help us build the future;
– Strong creativity, independence and autonomy to design high quality content;
– Go-getter inhabited by a burning desire to connect with our target market;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Knowledge of the videogame industry and of 3D content creation are a plus;
– Web design is a plus.

To apply
Go on the ‘Jobs’ page of and fill the application form:

Open Call for Volunteers | Dublin Live Art Festival

dublin-live-artDublin Live Art Festival (10-14 August) seeks enthusiastic and committed invigilators to join our team and assist us in facilitating our DLAF16 artists over the course of our five day festival in MART, Rathmines.  This will be an amazing opportunity to witness and assist in the creation and delivery of many types of live and performance art in what is our festival’s fifth year. DLAF16 will feature International and Irish artists as well as workshops and social events and you can be an integral part of this exciting programme of new and inspiring work.

Please mail Níamh at

JobBridge Placement | Assistant Curator, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Image-For-Intership-CustomDeadline: 3 August, 5pm
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Applications are now open for the Project Arts Centre Assistant Curator of Visual Arts 2016-2017, which is a placement under the JobBridge scheme (INTE-1055335).

We’re seeking an individual with energy and commitment to support the growth and daily operations of the visual arts programme of Project Arts Centre. The individual will work closely with the Curator of Visual Arts, as well as learning from the whole team of the multi-disciplinary arts centre.

The successful candidate will be in personal contact with the artists of the programme, and will work to realise a wide variety of exhibition scenarios, gaining hands-on experience in all aspects of exhibition production, as well as playing an integral role in shaping and managing the communications of an internationally followed visual arts programme.

For more information please visit:



Volunteers Needed for Exhibition and Event, East Belfast

2020-image-with-logosDates: 5 to 27 August 2016

Creative Exchange Artists’ Studios are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at the upcoming 20/20 Project in August. 20/20 is a celebration of visual art in East Belfast, recognising 20 years of supporting artists and recognising the positive impact of arts in the area.
May appeal to art students or anyone looking to gain experience in large scale, funded visual art projects, especially those looking for an opportunity to work with artists and project managers with the installation of artwork and gallery invigilation. Assistance is also required with the opening night of the exhibition on 11th August and with the set-up of the symposium event which takes place on 18th Aug.

Please email Deirdre Morrissey at for more information with ‘Volunteer Call Out’ in the email heading.

Volunteer Arts Assistant at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry

cill-raillaigDeadline: 1 July, 5pm
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Dungeagan, Co. Kerry

The placement offers a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside the Project’s experienced director. Successful candidate will learn about the running of an art centre while gaining practical experience in arts administration and arts business development, communications, organisational systems, event planning, curation, cataloguing and fundraising.
This is an unpaid position however accommodation is provided and candidates will have access to workshops during the season and have time for their own artistic practice.

Desirable skills: Understanding of contemporary art practice, administration including Microsoft Office, knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress etc. and good graphic design skills is an advantage. Driver’s license is an advantage.

Interviews are to be held next week beginning on Monday, July 4th at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.

T: 0669479277
Please send cover letter and CV to:

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. Art Link 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.

Art Link are currently recruiting an Assistant to the Office Manager through the Community Employment Scheme. This is an administrative position in a 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, for more information on rates etc. see:

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.

Call for Volunteers | PhotoIreland Festival 2016

PIF16_logoPhotoIreland Festival is seeking expressions of interest from individuals looking to join the festival team in Dublin in July 2016.

We have a lot of exciting and unusual events coming up this year and need all the help we can get.
Please see our Main Shows listing for a preview of what you will be working with us on:

We are looking for volunteers to help in aiding to set up the exhibitions, help out on opening nights and events, and invigilation throughout the festival. During this period, you will build a knowledge of the workings of a gallery, exhibition making, develop your skills and contribute towards your working experience. This opportunity would be suitable for anyone looking to hone their knowledge and skills in the arts, with a focus on photography and festivals.

We require volunteers from end of June until the end of July, depending on what kind of help you are happy to offer. While we are not looking necessarily for full-time help (most of us are part-time), we are looking for responsible and dedicated people.

For further details and to express your interest, please contact

JobBridge Placement | Educational Assistant, EVA International

eva_logoDeadline for applications: 13 June
Duration of Placement: 9 Months
Hours of Work: 35 hours / week

Job specification:
The candidate will gain experience working with Ireland’s preeminent exhibition of contemporary art, with exposure to all of the administrative concerns in staging an international biennial. Specifically the candidate will have direct exposure to, and experience in, coordinating and delivery of education and mediation programmes for contemporary art presentation, dealing with a diverse public audience and education groups.

The JobBridge placement will involve formal/informal training in the following:
The candidate will be trained to mediate art exhibitions to a public audience and to work with education groups around the exhibition and in the coordination of the education and invigilation teams for the exhibitions. Education approaches in a gallery and exhibition setting will be at the core of their training.

On completion of the placement:
The candidate can expect to have gained skills in workplace communications; administrative operations; research methods; outreach methodologies; education programming for contemporary art presentations.

Qualification Level: 3rd level education preferred
Qualification in a humanities / arts / education related area preferred but not essential


  • Organised, responsible and detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Initiative and the ability to work on own initiative.

Please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to

Please note this is a JobBridge Placement, an allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. Please see for further information and FAQ for details about eligibility.

Call for Volunteers for Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

tbgsTBG+S is seeking enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to assist with mediation and invigilation of exhibitions.

Volunteers are needed to take on the role of arts mediators. This opportunity could appeal to students, recent graduates and anyone interested in learning more about working in arts management or visual arts practice. Anyone with some knowledge and interest in contemporary art is eligible to apply.

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
• Developing interpersonal skills within a professional environment, working alongside the TBG+S team
• Mediating the exhibited artworks to the general public and communicating the ideas and premise of the exhibition
• Training and support from TBG+S Visual Arts team
• Access to a curatorial talk with the TBG+S Curator
• Opportunities for volunteering at future TBG+S events and exhibitions

If you are interested in working alongside the TBG+S team and will be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours each week, please write to Please send us a brief CV and tell us why you are interested in volunteering.

Internship | Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Front-Damer-House-smallDamer House Gallery is a non-profitmaking Centre for Contemporary Art. They are offering a placement for a person with an art- related background or someone who is currently studying in a similar field to work as part of their team for July and August of this year. The successful candidate will gain experience in the delivery and management of a new contemporary art space, through a programme of art events and exhibitions.

The Intern will work for two days in the week. The position is unpaid,  however, the intern will receive travel cost and lunch weekly. This will be payable for the period of the internship.

Full details of the internship can be found here: Damer House Gallery – Internship

Application should be sent to;
Damer House Gallery
Damer House and Castle Hreitage Centre, Roscrea
Castle Street
Roscrea / Co Tipperary

or by email to:
T: 0872065111

Volunteer | Impressions Book Exhibition, Galway

impressions-galwayImpressions book exhibition takes place in The Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

Volunteer Invigilation: 8 to 26 July
Venue Invigilators are valued part of our team and support the producer in maintaining the security of the exhibitions and safety of the public. The role includes welcoming the public, answering general queries on the work and ensuring that visitors abide by CCAM regulations around exhibits. Volunteers should develop a working knowledge of the exhibitions to inform and inspire the public as they immerse themselves in the exhibition.

Volunteer Installation: 27 to 8 June
Showcasing high quality Book Art is a rewarding part of the programme. Helping to hang and install the art is a great insight into how pieces work well together as part of a bigger context. An interest in printmaking is not essential to become a volunteer, but knowledge of Fine Art would be of benefit to both the volunteer and the exhibition.

To register as a volunteer please fill out the form on volunteer section or email directly to

Community Employment Scheme (CE Scheme) | Administrative Assistant at Cork Film Festival

triskelThis is a CE Scheme developmental placement at Triskel Arts Centre, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided with an aim to supporting your career.

Duties will include:
• Assist with all admin duties, including email/internet
• Assist with duties associated with the Festival
• Knowledge of ECDL would be an advantage

Contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office for further details.

(Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.)

Please reply by email to

Triskel Christchurch Offers Job Bridge Placement | Operations Assistant

triskelThe Job Bridge candidate will gain practical experience in:
• Assisting Facilities Manager with organising and administration of events at Triskel Christchurch.
• Assist with day to day building management
• Assist with tender management
• Assist with technical, sound and projection
• Assist Box Office and Programmers when required

The Job Bridge candidate will receive formal/informal training in the following:
• Building and Tender Management, Technical, Sound and Projection
• Ticketsolve and Administration

On completion the Job Bridge candidate will have attained skills in:
• Building and Tender Management, Technical, Sound and Projection
• Box Office and administration

Skills Requirements:
Hard worker

Please Note:
This is a Job Bridge Placement. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. You need to check with your local Intreo Office to confirm eligibility.


The Organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Job Bridge placement.

39 weeks / 9 months

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork City
T: (021) 427 2022

Volunteers for Golden Thread project RADIO RELAY

golden-threadThe Golden Thread Gallery is seeking a team of volunteers to work on a major public art commission. Radio Relay will share the magic of radio with new audiences from Northern Ireland and beyond. Graham Fagen and a team of contemporary artists, selected by Golden Thread Gallery, will explore these historic moments and their links to the development of radio. A nationwide arts and participatory programme featuring artists including Paddy Bloomer, Gareth Moore, Sara Morrison, Mhairi Sutherland and Philip Hession will teach you such skills as how to build your own lo-fi radio transmitter, connecting your “ghost voice” with voices from the past. Then, on an action-packed midsummer weekend connecting sites such as Grey Point Fort, Giant’s Ring and the Black Mountain, a flock of silver kites will recreate early experiments in radio antennae, while a swarm of battery operated radios will create an amazing artwork made of sound.

Volunteers will be part of a strong team working together to bring ideas to life. Golden Thread aim to help volunteers gain the skills needed to secure further employment within the arts.
Volunteers get involved in many aspects of the project – everything from assisting artists, administrators and curators, creative workshop support, photographic and technical aid. Golden Thread work with each volunteer to create a tailored role that works for both parties.

The Golden Thread Gallery encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to get involved. For further information please contact Ruth Graham at with Get Involved RADIO RELAY in the subject line.

Please note: this is an unpaid voluntary role. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU
T: +44 28 9033 0920

CE Scheme Placement | Project Assistant at National Sculpture Factory

national_sculpture_factoryDeadline: 27 May

The National Sculpture Factory is currently recruiting for the position of Project Assistant through CE Scheme.
The Project Assistant will support and assist the Director generally and the Programme Manager specifically in delivering and promoting the NSF programme of events, lectures, workshops, specific art projects, residencies and more.

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

Part-time position, 19.5 hours per week.
To apply send a CV to

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

National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork
T: +353 21 431 4353

JobBridge Placement | Education Programme Coordinator at CIT

CIT_CCAD_gallery_logo-300x211Deadline: 28 April, 5pm
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork

Applications are invited for an Exhibition Programme Coordinator through JobBridge Placement. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to the candidate’s current Social Welfare payment.

With the JobBridge Placement the candidate will gain practical experience in the day-to-day running of a contemporary art gallery, including dealing with artists, students and the general public, assisting with the development of an education programme, offering curatorial assistance to exhibiting artists, arts marketing, events management and fundraising.
The person will receive formal/informal training in the following areas: PR and Marketing, Health and Safety, Project Management and IT. CIT will aim to offer access to specific aspects of relevant academic modules, as appropriate to the identified training needs of the successful candidate, for example, in PR and marketing, Arts Education, Art History etc.

Experience: No prior experience is required, however, a commitment to the field demonstrated by work experience would be an advantage.
Education: Third Level – BA or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

This is a 9 month JobBridge Placement. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to the candidate’s current Social Welfare payment.

For more information about this JobBridge placement and to download the application form please visit:
Completed forms should be sent to

Please see for further information and FAQ for details about eligibility.

Call for Volunteers | Invigilators for Future Histories

future-historiesFuture Histories as part of ART:2016 (21 May 2016) seeks enthusiastic and committed invigilators to join our team and assist us in facilitating 16 artists in presenting their work over 12 hours in the unique historic setting of Kilmainham Gaol. This will be an amazing opportunity to witness and assist in the creation of Future Histories a 12-hour live performance art and digital media event at Kilmainham Gaol. Sixteen Irish artists and an historical archeologist will respond to the site and its iconic, historical associations with the 1916 Easter Rising. Exploring themes of nationality, freedom and gender through time-based performances, the invited artists will engage with the centenary commemoration by creating contemporary perspectives on our shared past, conflicts, crises and passions in relation to the Rising and its greatest monument, Kilmainham Gaol.

As an invigilator you will be expected to attend a training session and site visit before the Future Histories event.

Please mail Niamh at for more information
Future Histories, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin 8
00353 86 8499 649
Saturday 21 May 2016 10.00- 22.00

EVA International Volunteer Call Out

eva_logo EVA International are looking for volunteers who are passionate about culture and Limerick City to volunteer between the 14th of April and 17th of July.

This is a unique volunteering opportunity to:
–  work alongside a huge range of talented people, future friends and collaborators
–  help promote and contribute to Limerick as a friendly, passionate and cultural city
–  get hands on experience working with an large scale art exhibition, interacting with a diverse local and international audience
–  make a significant contribution to the life, vibrancy and culture of your city

For more information download our full volunteer description and fill out our application form on our website.


Curatorial Internship at The MAC, Belfast

MAC-belfastDeadline for Applications: Tuesday 5 April, 4pm
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, Part Time
Place of work: MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ
Reports to: Senior Curator
Period of work: May 2016 – March 2017. 2 days per week over 11 months (44 weeks/616hours)
Salary: £18,200 pro rata (£6,160)

The MAC is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Intern who will work alongside our Curator and report to our Senior Curator. This role will assist with the broad range of activities involved in the realisation of the visual art programme at the MAC.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
• In consultation with the curatorial team undertake research towards upcoming exhibitions.
• Support the curatorial team regarding logistics and registrar duties, including transport arrangements for work coming in and out of the MAC.
• Liaise with artists and technicians during the realisation of work.
• Organise travel and accommodation for artists, visiting speakers and guests.
• Support the curatorial and technical teams in the installation and condition checking of work.
• Support the curatorial and marketing teams to develop online and printed text materials for public, press, and social media activity around the exhibition programme.
• Support the curatorial team in the development and delivery of a programme of talks, screenings, performance events, seminars and short academic symposia.
• Complete general administration tasks on behalf of the curatorial team, including updates to internal databases and other registers, as well as administering filing systems.

For full job description and application pack see:

The applicants who fit the specifications outlined above most closely will be shortlisted for interview, so please make sure you tell us everything relevant to your application.

Application is by CV noting relevant work experience, and a cover letter of no more than 2 A4 pages outlining why you are interested in the position.

Please email your application to by 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2016.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18 April 2016.