Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering


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: www.irishmuseums.org/assets/17CBL-Curatorial-InternshipWestern.pdf


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

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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 info@templebargallery.com. Please send us a brief CV and tell us why you are interested in volunteering.

www.templebargallery.com/


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 contactg@126.ie. 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 contactg@126.ie

126.ie


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: kvbltd02@gmail.com

www.butlergallery.com

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html


CE Scheme Placement | Front of House Coordinator at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork City

Application deadline: 5 May, 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.

Front of House Coordinator at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork City.
Tasks:

  • Answer all calls to the NSF and ensure they are forwarded to the relevant people.
  • Take telephone messages for the staff.
  • Perform general receptionist duties and type a variety of correspondence (under the instruction of the director / administrator).
  • To disseminate the daily post to the relevant staff and artists.
  • Assisting in general administration duties under the instruction of the director/ administrator.
  • Assist with the administration of special events i.e. lectures, workshops, training etc.
  • Check the answering machine every morning (first thing) and pass the messages onto the relevant staff.
  • Provide assistance to artists where appropriate i.e. dealing with general enquiries regarding membership/ rental rates etc.
  • Assist NSF members requesting the use of the fax / phone etc.
  • Ensure all post is collected from each member of staff and posted daily. Keep both the office and factory floor notice boards up to date
  • Attend staff meetings when required.
  • Undertake any additional duties in consultation with the Director that may be required from time to time.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of Membership Database.
  • Recruitment of Members

To apply for this position please email your CV to castcescheme@gmail.com.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html


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: signalartscentre@eircom.net.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html
www.signalartscentre.ie/index.html


Above the Fold Creative Conference seeks Volunteers, Galway

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 April

Above the Fold is looking for Volunteers to be a part of this years Creative Conference.

Conference volunteers will be part of a team who will work alongside the Above the Fold staff to bring this years festival to fruition. Above the Fold 2017 will see nine of Ireland’s brightest creatives take to the stage at the Mick Lally Theatre on Saturday May 6th. This years conference has been curated with a focus on Irish Creatives and their contribution to Ireland’s cultural landscape.

Volunteers will ideally be available from Thursday 27 April – Saturday 6 May inclusive, there is flexibility with days / hours during that period.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Volunteers sought: 4

Please apply via email to the address below, with portfolio attached if applicable.

Contact: hello@itsabovethefold.com
atftalks.com


CE Scheme Placement | Studio Maintenance Assistant at MART

Deadline: 26 April, 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.
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Internship at Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Application deadline: 15 April

Damer House Gallery is a non-profitmaking Centre for Contemporary Art, current offering a six-month Internship placement to recent graduates. 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.

Advantages for Damer House Gallery:
Damer House Gallery will benefit from the fresh perspective and input of a newly graduated, enthusiastic intern with experience and knowledge of current contemporary art. This Post may suits a local person as we believe that a local candidate will bring to the gallery an understanding and awareness of Roscrea Town and its community.

What Damer House Gallery can offer:
The successful intern will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Liaising with artists interacting in Damer House Gallery programming, and assisting them with all aspects, such as funding opportunities and entitlements and grant applications.
  • The job will also entail connecting artists with professionals in other disciplines, relevant to their work, for the purpose of collaboration and/ or assistance and advice.
  • They will also get guidance in documenting their work.
  • The successful graduate will, be offered career advice and information for creative and financial opportunities.
  • We are also committed to provide a forum to educate / inform the public and/or visitors to the gallery on Contemporary Art and to make sure that the Gallery is as inclusive as possible, this involves an outreach.
  • Mentorship will be provided by Damer House curators, Therry Rudin and Patricia Hurl.
  • The Interns travel and lunch expenses will be covered by Damer House, however, this is currently an unpaid internship.
  • A contract outlining the terms of the Internship will be agreed and signed by the candidate and Damer House.

For more information see: Damer House Internship 2017

Apply by email; damerhousegallery@gmail.com

Damer House
Castle St, Townparks, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
W: facebook.com/DamerHouseGallery/


Dublin Dance Festival 2017 Seeking Volunteers

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 April, 5pm

The 13th edition of the Dublin Dance Festival takes place from 18th to 28th of May. Volunteering with the festival gives those who are either avid dance enthusiasts or novices circus performers or performance artists, music lovers or music creators, committed students or retired ballroom dancers- one of the best ways to experience first hand what it takes to run an event of this scale and also a chance to meet fellow artists and volunteer peers alike. DDF2017 volunteers are from all walks of life and backgrounds, from those to whom dance is just a hobby to those who want to make a career out of it either as dancers or in events management.

For more information and to download the application form visit: www.dublindancefestival.ie/volunteer


PhotoIreland Festival 2017 Seeking Volunteers

PhotoIreland Festival is seeking expressions of interest from individuals looking to join the festival team in Dublin this May.

Please see the programme listing for a preview of what will be happening: festival.photoireland.org/year-2017/

PhotoIreland are looking for volunteers to help in:

– aiding the set up and take down of the exhibitions
– to help out with hospitality on opening nights and events, such as talks, workshops and the new Critical Practice Reviews
– to help with promotion, and also invigilation throughout the festival month

During this period, you will build a knowledge of the workings of a gallery, exhibition making, and event management, 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.

Volunteers are required from end of April until the end of May, depending on what kind of help you are happy to offer. PhotoIreland are not looking for full-time help, but they are looking for responsible and dedicated people.

Let the organisers know if you are interested in a particular aspect of the festival.

For further details and to express your interest, contact julia.gelezova@photoireland.org with an outline of your interests, previous experience, and your availability.


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: signalartscentre@eircom.net.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html

www.signalartscentre.ie/index.html


MART Gallery seeks Volunteers

MART Gallery Rathmines seeks enthusiastic and confident individuals to join their volunteer programme. Volunteers will work alongside the gallery manager and administrator in the invigilation and promotion of our exhibitions in our Rathmines based gallery.

MART is an artist-led organisation which is the largest supplier of independent, affordable workspace in Dublin. They operate on a not for profit basis, meaning that profits are invested back into our exhibition programme to develop and promote an engaging curatorial programme.

MART have a busy and ambitious curated programme of exhibitions for 2017 so this is an ideal opportunity to learn how an artist led contemporary art gallery is run, speak to visitors about the artwork on show, meet artists and curators, assist with the install and re-rig of exhibitions.

A background in Fine Art is desirable so this may appeal to students /recent graduates of visual art practice.

MART are looking for a commitment of at least 5 hours per month to include 1 to 6pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Please send expressions of interest to deirdre@mart.ie with relevant CV attached.
www.mart.ie/call-for-volunteers/

MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin
T: (01) 515 9692
E: info@mart.ie
W: mart.ie


CE Scheme Placement | Workshop Facilitator at Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

Application deadline: Monday 20 March

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar programmes high-quality arts workshops for all the community across a range of art forms. The Linenhall is currently seeking applications for one position on a Community Employment Scheme which supports its Visual Art Programme for Schools.

Candidates shall:
(1) be skilled in the area of visual art;
(2) have good communications skills;
(3) be prepared to work as part of a team;

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

Candidates should be available for interview Tue 28 March 10.30am.

If you are interested and meet Community Employment eligibility criteria (please check with your local INTREO office quoting job reference number #CES-2032133) send a current CV and cover letter to: Visual Art Programme for Schools, Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall St, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/employment_support_schemes/community_employment_scheme.html


Paid Internship | Design/Marketing and Sales Assistant at Shane Holland Design Workshops

Seeking a paid intern or possibly more experienced individual to join the team of Shane Holland Design Workshops to assist in creating engaging posts, video campaigns and sales activity to promote this busy design studio engaged in creating bespoke products and sculptural items for private and corporate clients.

Shane Holland Design Workshops want a self motivated person with excellent written and spoken English to present social media content and to assist in artwork preparation/presentations on computer and, to engage with customers and assist in exhibitions and commissions. This requires a person with knowledge of Word Excel ,and design /drawing/ photo editing packages.

The position may start as a full time paid internship of max 12 months with the potential to join the small team full time after this period. Alternatively a more experienced candidate may require less training to progress to a full post.

Shane Holland Design Workshops are based in Duleek Business Park, Co Meath. Shane Holland is an NCAD design graduate and his studio works on lighting, furniture, awards and sculptural projects worldwide and continue to produce finely crafted products and commissions for many sectors.

CVs to info@shanehollanddesign.com

shanehollanddesign.com


Volunteer Wanted | PR and Marketing Assistant at Fingal Film Festival

Deadline for applications: 31 March

Fingal Film Festival is seeking a PR and Marketing volunteer assistant, part-time from 30th March to 30th September 2017. Requested for 2 days per week, flexible days.

This is a unpaid position, all staff at Fingal Film Festival work voluntarily and the festival is a not for profit organisation.

The volunteer will gain practical experience in PR and Media and social skills. The volunteer will be supervised in writing blog posts, working on deadlines, marketing, database work and file preparation. The volunteer will receive formal/informal training. On completion, the volunteer will have attained practical skills in a PR and Marketing social digital media

Preferred skills: Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines. Ability to handle multiple tasks and confidential information. Ability to function effectively in a team environment. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Demonstrated initiative and drive. A passion for Media and Film and some basic knowledge of Excel, Word, spread sheets, social media.

The position would suit a media student or someone who wants to retrain in the industry.

Please email your cv to info@fingalfilmfest.com

Fingal Film Festival based in Swords Village off Main Street, Co Dublin
Fingal Film Festival www.fingalfilmfest.com


CE Scheme Placement: Caretaker/Gallery Assistant, Cork Film Centre, Co. Cork

Deadline: Friday 3 March 2017, 5pm
Cork Film Centre, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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.

The Caretaker/Gallery assistants tasks include:
• The Participant will open and close the building to the public: (Opening) de-activate the alarm system, open the appropriate shutters, empty de-humidifiers, clear / sweep outside the entrance, and vacuum the foyer and any other areas that might need it, start up any videos or films on exhibition; (Closing) switch off all screens and projectors, check all doors & windows closed, lights off, shutters down, alarm set.
• As Project Manager, the Participant will work with the Director in scheduling exhibitions and screenings, and will co-ordinate and organise the programme of events. The Participant will work with the Director on funding applications for projects.
• It is an advantage if the Participant is familiar with computer editing and animation software. A basic knowledge of cameras and lighting is desirable.
• The Participant will help install visiting exhibitions, will maintain them, and help de-install and pack the work at the end of the exhibiting period.
• Dealing with Public/Visitors: Giving the public information on the current exhibitions
• As this is a public building, the Participant also welcomes the public to the exhibition and shows people around the work.

This role gives the Participant the option to develop both social and technical skills while gaining practical work experience.

To apply for this position please email your CV to castcescheme@gmail.com


Platform Arts Seeks Voluntary Co-Director, Belfast

Deadline: Monday 20 February 2017, 6pm

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. 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 platformbelfast@gmail.com with the subject line Platform Arts Directors.

platformartsbelfast.com/2017/02/06/vacancy-voluntary-co-directors-2017/


CE Scheme Placement: Project Assistant, Cork Film Centre, Cork

Deadline: Friday 3 March 2017, 5pm
Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, Popes Quay, Cork City

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.

The duties of Project Assistant include:
* Front of House Duties such as operation of Telephone and Reception.
Video Editing
Sound Editing
Digital Marketing & PR
* The project assistant will support and assist the Venue Manager in delivering the CFC programme of events, lectures, workshops, specific art projects, residencies and more.
* The Projects Assistant will assist the Venue Manager in research and admin support, Public Relations and other activities in relation to the successful implementation of the programme.
*The Project Assistant will have basic computer skills, preferably with some knowledge of Photoshop and/or a Video Edit package, with a keen interest in new technology.

The aim of the scheme is to provide continuous training over a 12-month period to a prospective edit suite operative. The project will allow people who are unemployed gain training in an area that is striving to develop its infrastructure with skilled workers.

To apply for this position please email your CV to castcescheme@gmail.com