Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

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’

Call for Board Members, Creative Exchange, Belfast

cexlogo1-1Creative Exchange is an artists’ studios in East Belfast that also runs a programme of noteworthy projects on a national and international scale. We are currently looking for volunteers to join the Board.

If you are interested in enhancing your own skills and development as well as supporting a dynamic group of artists and innovative arts projects, then this could be the opportunity for you! We are an operational Board so you will have a chance to really get involved in helping to continuously progress the organisation.
The Creative Exchange Board works with the Studio Administrator and Studio Members to ensure that the organisation is effectively and properly run. Board members are advocates for Creative Exchange Artists Studios and their work.

The Board is responsible for guaranteeing that Creative Exchange operates within best practice guide-lines and oversee operations. Successful candidates will have evidenced experience in at least one of the following areas:
• Business development
• Fundraising
• Finance
• Event delivery and/or management
• Education and outreach
• Community engagement and/or capacity building in the arts
• An enthusiasm for working within the not-for-profit arts sectors
• An arts background and/or knowledge of the arts scene in Belfast would be advantageous.
Previous Board or management experience is preferable but not essential

For more info on the role and how to apply please see our website
Any queries please contact us on

Origin Gallery Seeks Volunteers, Dublin 2

origin-galleryThe Origin Gallery of Fine Art, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2

The Origin Gallery of Fine Art seeks bright, confident arts graduates or emerging artists for its Autumn / Winter 2016 volunteer programme where successful candidates will learn about the running of a Fine Art Gallery. Volunteers will be working alongside the galleries well known Director and will gain practical experience in arts administration, arts business development, design, sales, communications, organisational systems, event planning, cataloguing and fundraising.

Desirable skills: Good computer skills and graphic design talent as well as an interest in contemporary art, it’s practice and marketing. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Mailchimp a distinct advantage.

Please note: Travel expenses will be covered
Please send a cover letter demonstrating: Your interest in this role, your availability, when you could start given the opportunity and a copy of your CV to with subject line: ORIGIN Volunteer Programme

Please note: We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months for the days arranged at interview, per week. This will also allow the volunteer to become fully immersed in one complete fundraising cycle for a well known Arts Organisation, and in the set up, promotion, duration and take down of exhibitions of fine art.

FoodCloud | Volunteer Event Prop Designers/Artists

foodcloud_logo_left_rgbVolunteer designers/artists wanted to design and make event props at FoodCloud.

At FoodCloud we match businesses with surplus food to local charities ensuring the redistribution of food to those that need it. We are hosting an exciting event in October, and are looking for 4-5 designers/artists to help us with our vision for the event (all materials will be supplied).
If you are available end of September /beginning of October and would like to get involved, please contact:

Ormston House Seeks Voluntary Gallery Assistants, Limerick

ormston-houseDeadline: Friday 9 September, 5pm
Ormston House, 9-10 Patrick St, Limerick

Ormston House seeks energetic, enthusiastic and ambitious volunteer gallery assistants to join the Culture Team. The successful candidates will develop practical skills and knowledge of how an arts organization functions.

Candidates must be committed to at least one day per week from September 2016 to May 2017. Students, recent graduates and candidates with a keen interest in contemporary art and culture are welcome to apply. Candidates should also indicate their preferred day(s) between Wednesday and Saturday.

Working closely with the Culture Team, the gallery assistants will support the delivery of our dynamic programme, which includes three solo projects, a research residency, an international art fair and a touring group exhibition. Key responsibilities will involve front of house duties, public engagement, and working directly with artists and curators.

Please email with a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in Ormston House, relevant experience, and what you would like to learn as a volunteer.  Please note: Ormston House is run on a voluntary basis.

CE Scheme Placement | Project Assistant in the National Sculpture Factory, Cork

national sculpture factoryDeadline: 30 September 2016, 5pm

The National Sculpture Factory is currently recruiting a Projects Assistant. 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 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

To apply for this position please email your CV to

GalleryX Seeking Volunteers, Dublin

gallery-xGalleryX is the new Irish space for unsettling, macabre and surrealist art. GalleryX are looking for a volunteer to help out with running the new space in South William Street, Dublin 2. Tasks include helping out at the openings (crowd control, pouring drinks); helping to set up, take down and package exhibitions; and invigilating the gallery on Saturdays – taking turns with other volunteers. Volunteers will also assist with managing the social media presence and writing for catalogues. An affinity with GalleryX’s taste and philosophy is essential.

This is an unpaid position at the moment but GalleryX will pay for bus fare and lunch.

GalleryX, 65 William St S, Dublin 2
T: (01) 549 1630

Volunteers Wanted for Open House Dublin 2016

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: