Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Deadline Extended | Luan Gallery Internship Programme 2017/18   Recently updated !

Application deadline: 28 August, 4pm

Luan Gallery is currently seeking enthusiastic and self motivated creative individuals to apply for their 2017/2018 Gallery Internship Programme.

The Internship position which encompasses the areas of Exhibitions, Operations and Public Programmes, is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to learn more about, and gain work experience in a municipal visual art gallery.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised and efficient with the ability to work to deadlines. They will possess excellent interpersonal, computer and communication skills; have a passion for visual art, a desire to learn and a want to work in a fast paced creative environment.

Duration: 9 months
Employer: Athlone Arts and Tourism
Department: Luan Gallery
Unpaid Internship, €50.00 weekly expense stipend offered (paid fortnightly).

Full details of the internship spec can be found here:

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

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

– 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:

CE Scheme Placement | Studio Maintenance Assistant at MART

Application deadline: 23 August, 6pm.

MART is an artist-led, not for profit arts organisation founded in 2007. Our mission is to provide creative art studios and promote contemporary art through an engaging curatorial programme. We are the largest supplier of independent, affordable space for the arts, cultural and creative community in Dublin city. We operate on a not for profit basis, meaning that all profits raised from studio rentals are in-invested back into our mission to develop and promote contemporary art. We now support over 120 members in seven studio buildings across Dublin.

Position: Studio Maintenance Assistant
Hours: 19.5/hr Per Week – as per CE Scheme.
Eligibility: Visit Community Employment Scheme Website for more details.
Role: You will join our Studio Maintenance team to help insure the sustainability of our studios.

Repairs to our artist studios – Carpentry / DIY / Painting / Basic Construction / Gardening / Maintenance
Working with artists in creating installations and sculptures in our galleries.
Desirable Skills: Carpentry, DIY, Reliability, Good Communication & Timekeeping, Own Initiative

Participants Achievement through scheme:

– Building confidence to re-enter the workforce
– Learning new skills through skill sharing amongst the team and general staff
– Creating a network of local tradesmen for perspective future work
– Assisting the not for profit to stay active in its responsibilities.

Apply with your CV and short email explaining why you would like the position to

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

RHA Seeking Volunteers

The Royal Hibernian Academy are looking for individuals interested in gaining exposure to the workings of a major art gallery and contribute valuable visitor services to a non- profit institution.

This is a part time 6 month volunteer position, assistants would commit to working two days a week. This is aimed at graduates of fine art, art history or related degree with some experience of invigilating and or administrative experience. The successful applicant will need to be fully dedicated to the role for the full duration of 6 months.

Duties include: volunteers would be required to familiarise themselves with our exhibitions, be able to offer assistance or answer questions from visitors, answer the phones, and invigilate on larger exhibitions and other administrative duties.

Please email CV to Suzanne Clarke, by 24th of August.

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558

Dublin Fringe Festival Seeking Volunteer Ambassadors

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 21 August, 5pm.

Fringe Festival invite applications from people interested in becoming one of the festivals official messers, deep-thinkers, leaders and volunteer ambassadors.

How To Become A Volunteer ‘FRINGEr’ This Festival
Simply complete the Volunteers application here / and email it back to Mama FRINGE to be included in our Recruitment Day invite.

Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact this years Volunteer Mama at

So still not sure that you want to commit – why not come along to the Open Recruitment Call on Saturday 19 August at 14:00 in Studio 2 at FRINGE Lab.

Volunteer Assistant Position Available at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Deadline for the receipt of applications: Monday 7 August

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios invites applicants to our Internship Programme, beginning in mid-August/September 2017.

This is a part time six month volunteer position, with assistants working three days per week with the administrative team at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. It is designed to extend the volunteer’s knowledge and understanding of how a visual art organisation functions. It is aimed toward graduates of fine art, art history or related degree programmes or arts management post-graduate programmes who are interested in starting or developing a career in arts administration or exhibitions’ curation.

Duties will include assisting with general administrative tasks across a range of areas including development, arts programming, education, outreach, studios, marketing and fundraising, and the Dublin Art Book Fair. The small team at TBG+S is looking for a highly motivated person with excellent administrative and communication skills who can work well within a team as well as on their own initiative. The successful candidates(s) will need to be fully committed to the role for the full duration of the six months.

Please note that this position is unpaid.

Please send your CV and a letter of interest to:

Volunteer Artists Required for St Francis Hospice Raheny and Blanchardstown

St. Francis Hospice provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin City and county.

They are looking for Artists to join their volunteer team, to do oil paintings with Hospice Day Care Patients.

They require volunteer artists on:

Tuesday and Thursday – St Francis Hospice Raheny (10.30am – 1pm)
Thursday – St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown (1.30pm – 3pm)

Volunteers play a very important role in enabling St Francis Hospice to provide a high quality of care to patients and families. To find out more about how volunteering works in St Francis Hospice, please download their Information Leaflet here:

Full volunteer training in place.

Please contact Barbara Kilbride, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, St Francis Hospice, 01 8327535 /

CE Scheme Placement | Gallery Assistant at the Lavit Gallery, Cork

Closing date: 4 August 2017

This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.
This placement includes 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 and engaging with the public at front of house. 19.5 hours per week.

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Vacancy Reference Number will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over for the Childcare, Health and Social Care sectors and 25 years of age or over for all other areas. Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.

Please 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

Volunteer Invigilators Needed for Dublin Live Art Festival

Dublin Live Art Festival (17-20 August) seeks enthusiastic and committed invigilators to join our team and assist us in facilitating our DLAF17 artists over the course of our four day festival in the Complex, Dublin 7.

This will be an opportunity to witness and assist in the creation and delivery of many types of live and performance art in what is our festival’s sixth year.

DLAF17 will feature International and Irish artists as well as workshops, seminars and social events and you can be an integral part of this exciting programme of new and inspiring work.

Please email our Coordinator Tara Carroll for more information

Co-Director Position Available at Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Application deadline: 30 July, 5pm

Catalyst Arts has been one of the most important and innovative artist-led spaces for contemporary art in Belfast since it began in 1993. The driving force behind the organisation has always been the determined and enthusiastic committee of directors who have worked over the years to ensure the gallery remains at the forefront of the visual art scene in Northern Ireland – improving, producing and promoting art and culture and the advancement of education and training in the arts.

Catalyst Arts directorship programme has a local and international reputation of providing a unique training ground for artistic, curatorial and cultural production. Applicants who are seeking to advance their experience within an artist-led model of gallery programming and operations are encouraged, with successful candidates gaining valuable skills in installation, production, funding applications, commissioning, outreach, education, archiving and administration work. Although previous experience in all areas is not essential, interested candidates are encouraged to review and consider the director criteria when making their applications.

The role of co-director is a voluntary position carried out over a two years, on a rolling basis. To apply for this position. please download the Director Application Form and the Catalyst Arts Job Description here:

Applications should be submitted by email to

Please feel free to email or call us with any queries on 02890313303 or meet us in the office at 5 College Court, Belfast , BT1 6BS.

CE Scheme Placement | Arts Administration Assistant at Cork Community Art Link

Application deadline: Friday 14 July, 12pm

Cork 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 Arts Administration Assistant.
Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Processing phone and email enquiries
• General office administration
• Diary management
• 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 all aspects of 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.

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.
Work Hours: 19.5 hours per week.

To apply for this position please email your CV to

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

Volunteers Wanted for Galway International Arts Festival 2017

As one of Ireland’s premiere Festivals of creative collisions, GAIF depend hugely on our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help transform the city for 14 exceptional days of creativity. As a volunteer you’ll be part of a team who engage visitors in the Festival spirit, meet the public, greet audiences at venues and welcome our national and international visitors. As a Festival, we put our audience at the heart of everything we do; our volunteers are at the front line of welcoming our audience into ‘our home’.

We are currently seeking a large amount of volunteers to help with the visual arts portion of our programme. This year’s artists include John Gerrard, Ana Maria Pacheco, Nicola Gunwhy, Ailbhe Ni Bhriain, John Beard, Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson, Thomas Brezing, and more. Our galleries are essentially open all day, every day during the Festival and receive thousands of visitors, so we will need as much support as we can get! There are many other volunteer opportunities available as well, from music, theatre, discussion, street spectacle, and more.

All Volunteers must be aged 18 years or older. Please note you may be chosen at random for Garda/Police vetting. GIAF are not in a position to cover any volunteer expenses.

Click here for more information:

Platform Arts Seeks Voluntary Co-Directors, Belfast

Application deadline: 26 June

Platform Arts is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of Co – Director.

Platform was founded on the basic principle of supporting and promoting the creation of innovative contemporary art. Its mission is to actively promote the creation, presentation of and access to contemporary art through its studio, gallery and education programs.

A rolling board of voluntary directors is responsible for the running of Platform, this is drawn from both studio members and external applicants. It is the responsibility of the Directors to manage the operational, administrative, public and financial affairs of Platform Arts. Each Co-Director term lasts two years.

Platform Arts is currently seeking hands-on directors with a particular interest in, but not limited to:
• Funding for the arts
• Administration and Finance
• General Management

If you are interested in applying for a position as Co-Director please download the director specification and application form on the Platform website. Please send a PDF version of your completed form including a copy of your C.V max (2 pages) and a completed Monitoring Form to with the subject line Platform Arts Directors.

Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
T: 028 9031 1301

Internship Placement with Above the Fold, Dublin

Application deadline: Friday 16 June, 6pm

Above the Fold is a creative events organisation that host talks and events designed to celebrate creativity in Ireland. Above the Fold are currently seeking an enthusiastic intern to assist over the summer months. The intern will be expected to have a background in art and design and an interest in the arts in Ireland.

The intern will be expected to work closely with the director to regularly contribute to social channels and the Above the Fold blog. In the lead up to events, the primary focus is to ensure that social channels and the Above the Fold blog are regularly updated to give audiences a taste of the brand and event speakers. The intern will curate online content and conduct research and interviews for the Above the Fold blog.

The internship will take place in the lead up to Dublin Culture Night so the intern will be expected to be available on Friday September 22nd. The internship will be located in Dublin’s newest creative and collaborative working space – The Tara Building, running for 1-2 days per week until September 23rd.

The internship role is unpaid but work at events will be paid at €10/hour.

To apply: Please send an up to date CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role.

Summer Internship at National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Deadline: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 5pm

National Craft Gallery announces an exciting internship opportunity for students / graduates of art, craft, design or related courses. This internship / work placement will offer the candidate the opportunity to work closely with the NCG team, contributing to and supporting the delivery of our dynamic exhibition educational programmes.
During a placement at the National Craft Gallery the candidate will receive formal / informal training in areas such as: workshop development and delivery, guiding discussion focused gallery visits, exhibition mediation, event planning and facilitation, as well as instruction in best practice within Child Protection. Based in the National Craft Gallery the role focuses on enhancing the visitor experience at the NCG through interaction with the public and the provision of support for educational initiatives.
Throughout a placement at the National Craft Gallery, the candidate will gain experience in a range of gallery administration, in supporting the delivery of aspects of the Gallery Education Programme and will be guided in the facilitation of tours and workshops. Dependent on the candidates skill set the role may be developed in line with relevant specific interests. 3-4 days / week from Mid July – Sept.

This is an unpaid position but costs will be covered.

Please forward a letter of application, outlining your interest and potential availability, with a current CV to

Curatorial Internship at Chester Beatty Library

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017.

The Chester Beatty Library is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Intern – Western Collections, for a fixed period of 4 months (part-time approx. 15 hours per week).

The objective of this new initiative is to offer practical museum training experience to a recent graduate or postgraduate interested in pursuing a career in the arts and museum sector. The programme will start by offering a short internship (part-time) of 4 months working with the Curator of Western Collections. The exact focus of the project will be dependent on the successful applicant’s academic background, professional skills and interests, however the intern will be expected to assist with the on-going cataloguing of the Library’s Western print collection.

The start date is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the successful candidate’s existing commitments; however, s/he would ideally start in or before September 2017. The succesful candidate will be paid €10 per hour subject to PRSI and PAYE.

For more information and application details:

Call for Volunteers | Belfast Photo Festival 2017

The 2017 Belfast Photo Festival will bring the busiest and most ambitious programme of exhibitions and events ever seen to Northern Ireland. In order to realise this we are looking to build a first-class team of volunteers to help us set up and deliver the Festival.

The Festival’s success relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of a group of committed volunteers. The Festival offers volunteers the invaluable experience of working with internationally renowned curators, photographers, publishers and photographic professionals and offers the camaraderie of being part of an international experience. In addition, we will be giving away tickets to a selection of events including a number of those within our VIP programme.

Festival Dates: 1st – 30th June 2017
Programme launched: 12th May 2017


Call for Volunteers | Arts Mediators for Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios seeks 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 Programme Curator
• Opportunities for paid work at future TBG+S events
• A complementary year-long subscription to the TBG+S Supporters Club

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.

Open Call | 126 Artist-Run Gallery Internship Programme 2017

Deadline for applications: 1 June

126 is delighted to announce an open call to all graduates who wish to participate in the 2017 Internship programme. Six interns will be selected for a six-month internship running from July to December 2018. The interns will be mentored by the board members and will gain experience in all aspects of running the gallery including fundraising, curation, marketing, archiving, web design and arts administration. The internship culminates in a project, exhibition or event to be developed and curated by the interns under the mentorship of the 126 board and to take place in the Hidden Valley gallery in December.

Please include a CV and images of recent work (max. 10) and a letter of interest (max 350 words), which should include your expectations for the project in one Pdf document.

Applications should be emailed to Please subject line: “Internship Programme 2017” in your email. Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 9th of June and the internship will begin Monday 3rd July. The first month of the programme is an induction period to allow the interns to settle into the gallery and into Galway. However, the Galway International Arts Festival runs from the 17th – 30th July and gives a good opportunity to immediately become involved in the work of the gallery.

Please note that internship at 126 is not a prerequisite for becoming a board member. Applications to become board members from all artists, including recent graduates, are welcomed throughout the year.

126 is a gallery run voluntarily by a board of professional artists. As a voluntarily run artist led gallery, the internship is also unpaid.

Any inquiries please contact: Connor Robertson or Daniel Carter at

CE Scheme Placement | Weekend Gallery Facilitator at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Application deadline: 31 May

Reception / general office duties. Weekend work (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Interest in Art desirable. Applicants must be registered with DSP and meet specific eligibility criteria for this post. Eligibility will be checked by DSP prior to any referral for CE Schemes. Ineligible applicants will not be able to access this CE position.

To find out if you are eligible and to apply for the position:
Contact DSP Employment Services Offices to check your eligibility. Submit your name against Job Reference 2036062

If eligible please forward CV to: Kilkenny Voluntary Bodies Ltd, Happe House, 22 Hebron Park, Kilkenny.
Tel: 087 2352705 Email:

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