Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Internship Opportunity at the Origin Gallery

internships and volunteersOrigin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2

Origin Gallery seeks bright confident arts graduates or emerging artists for their Autumn intern scheme. The successful candidates will gain practical experience in arts administration and arts business development, sales training, communications, organisational systems, event planning, cataloguing and fundraising, working alongside the gallery Director on a number of projects.

Skills Required: Understanding of contemporary art practice, graphic design administration including Microsoft Office. Self motivated, tech savvy and knowledgeable when it comes to social media platforms. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress etc. an advantage.

To apply please send CV, cover letter and evidence of your own design/art work to [email protected]

T: 01 6629347

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios | Call for Volunteers

temple-bar-galleryTBG+S is still seeking enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to assist with mediation and invigilation of exhibitions.

Volunteers are needed to take on the role of arts mediators and also to carry out visitor surveys. 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 curators
  • 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, up to 1st November, please write to [email protected] Please send us a brief CV and tell us why you are interested in volunteering.

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership seeks a Publishing Assistant (JobBridge Internship)

internships and volunteersDescription
The intern will gain practical experience in office management, online and offline publishing, project management, liaising with partners and funders, arts practice with children and young people, documentation. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: design and layout, online and offline publishing, child protection and safeguarding procedures, office/ project management. On completion the intern will have attained skills in publishing and design, project planning and seeing projects to completion, being part of a small, busy office team, broader awareness of the publishing sector and arts practice with children and young people, office management and administrative skills.

Skills Requirements
Successful candidate must be confident in the use of computers and basic office software. Familiarity with apple computers and adobe design software would be advantageous. Applicants should have good communication skills, be resourceful, self-motivated and be willing to work within a small but busy team.

Education Requirements
Third Level – Third level qualification in arts, design, business or other relevant field

How to Apply
Please submit a CV and expression of interest to Orla Kenny, Creative Director by email to: [email protected] or by post to:
Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership Ltd.,
Co. Sligo.

For further enquiries, call us on 071-9124945. Applications should be submitted no later than 6pm on Monday 15th September 2014

Please note: Kids’ Own is based in a rural location. Access to your own transport is essential.

Gallery Assistant Positions at Ormston House Gallery

internships and volunteersOrmston House Gallery, 9-10 Patrick Street, Limerick City

Or­mston House is seeking applications for Gallery Assistant positions to join our gallery team.

The positions aim to develop practical knowledge of how an arts organisation functions. The successful candidates will work closely with the team to deliver our programme. Key responsibilities will include front of house duties, assisting visitors and working with artists & curators.

Candidates need to be committed to work a minimum of one day per week (6/7 hours) for a 6 month period beginning from the second week of September. Current students, recent graduates and other interested candidates are welcome to apply.

Please email [email protected] with a CV and cover letter by Friday 29 August at 5pm. Interviews will take place during the first week of September.

Ormston House is run on a voluntary basis by students and recent graduates of Limerick School of Art & Design.

Jobridge Internship: Community Garden Artist in Residence

internships and volunteersThis internship is with Niche Community Health Project, based in Knocknaheeny / Hollyhill Community Garden. The intern will work with the Community Arts for Health Worker, and the Niche Team, to develop a number of art projects, installations and creative events in the community garden, working with individuals and groups from the local area. The intern will receive formal and informal training in arts facilitation, arts for health practice, project & time management and community support & development. They will also have the opportunity to develop their own creativity, learn new artistic and technical skills and work with a variety of materials on both small and large scale.

Skills Requirement:
The applicant should have a background in fine art or design and ideally have a general interest in gardening, environmental issues and food. An interest in community engagement and collaboration is essential, and the applicant must enjoy meeting, talking and working with people both in groups and one-to-one. The applicant should be motivated and reliable, have good listening and communication skills, believe in working to high standards and giving attention to detail.

The applicant will be mentored directly by the Community Arts for Health Worker but will also receive support and training from other team members.

Experience Required:
No Experience Required

Education Required:
Third level Art or Design related or equivalent experience

How to Apply:
For full details and eligibility search the Jobbridge internships on . Please apply with a C.V and a covering letter. Application must be submitted by 4pm on Monday 8th September by email to [email protected] or by post to NICHE, HSE Building, Harbourview Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork. Tel 021 430 0135

Internship Opportunity at Talbot Gallery & Studios

internships and volunteersTalbot Gallery & Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

The Talbot Gallery and Studios are currently looking for a bright and hardworking intern for their internship programme. The unpaid internship is for a nine month period consisting of two/ three days per week, starting September/October 2014. It is an excellent hands-on learning experience about how a gallery works behind the scenes.

Experience is preferable but not necessary, a background and interest in the arts is essential. This internship programme would ideally suit a graduate that has just completed their studies in a arts administration/ management discipline.

Please send a cover letter with a current C.V. to [email protected] or by post to: Talbot Gallery and Studios 51 Talbot Street Dublin 1′

Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) Call for Intern

ivaro_smallThe Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) is Ireland’s copyright collecting society for visual artists. IVARO manages artist’s intellectual property rights, acting as a trusted broker for over 20,000 artists worldwide.  We have an internship opportunity offering hands-on experience in an arts and business environment.

The internship would ideally suit a recent arts administration graduate or similar. The successful candidate will gain experience in the operations of a rights management organisation and have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects.

The role requires excellent English and IT skills, in particular MS Office. The internship, starting in September 2014 will be for the equivalent of 2 days a week, with flexibility on the precise days and hours to be worked.

To apply please send a current C.V. and brief cover letter to [email protected]

For a full description please see:

Deadline for applications Friday 5th September.

Foundation14 Arts Festival Call for Interns

f14Foundation14 Arts Festival (Tullamore) are seeking two bright and motivated interns to join their team for a 3-4 week duration, from the 5th September to the 28th September. Foundation14 (F14) is a non-profit artist led festival taking place in Tullamore from 15 – 28 September.

Our programme is full of music events, theatre nights, spoken word events and film screenings. Over 50 Irish and International artists will be exhibiting with F14 over our two week run including Susan MacWilliam, Aideen Barry, Anita Delaney, Dejan Karin, Basil Al-Rawi and Kevin Atherton to name just a few.

The F14 Educational Programme is headed up by Sarah Edmondson (National Gallery) and is key to our F14 ethos. This programme encompasses a wide variety of workshops, talks and tours. As part of our extensive schedule we work with local groups, schools, charities, national colleges, local business’s and the elderly.

Each intern will gain experience in exhibition installation, events coordination, artist workshops, talk facilitation, gallery management, PR, marketing, and media. They will also directly support both the Director/Curator and Project Manager.

Successful Interns must have a keen interest in contemporary art, be self-motivated and have strong problem solving skills. They must be comfortable with social media sites, work well as a part of a team and be enthusiastic about arts in the community. This internship is an opportunity to gain an abundance of experience in a relatively short time frame.

To apply for this intern position please email [email protected] with both your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position.

Dublin Live Art Festival 2014 | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersDublin Live Art Festival 2014 (24-28 September) seeks enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join the DLAF14 team and help us bring the best of live performance artists and art to Dublin during our five day festival.

This will be an amazing opportunity to witness and assist in the creation of over fifty International and Irish artist’s live performance art work as well as attend our seminar events, workshops and presentations taking place in MART and off site on the streets of Dublin.

Please mail Niamh at [email protected] for more information

Open House Dublin | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersOpen House Dublin, from October 17th-19th

Are you enthusiastic, friendly, LOVE architecture and your city?

Why not volunteer for Open House Dublin(OHD), a city-wide celebration of buildings, places and neighbourhoods! OHD is the biggest architectural event in Ireland, running from October 17th to 19th 2014, and a successful platform that encourages architectural interest and awareness among the general public.

Every year hundreds of great people get involved with the IAF to make the weekend fun and accessible to all. We need YOU to bring a unique, enriching experience to our audience.

In recognition of your role, you’ll gain priority access to first-come first-served buildings during the weekend and by attending our Volunteer Training Session, get a chance to meet other great people who share an interest in culture and the vitality of our city.

OHD wouldn’t be possible without you and to thank you for generously volunteering your time the IAF gather everyone together for a party on the Sunday evening.

If you’d like to get involved, contact Rachel at [email protected] or click HERE to sign up.

Extra bonus: volunteer architects can claim structured CPD points.

For more information, please visit: or email [email protected]