Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Catalyst Arts Belfast, Seeks New Directors

Pointing_FingerCatalyst Arts welcomes applications of expressions of interest for new directors

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. Successful candidates gain 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 directors is a voluntary position carried out over two years on a rolling structure.
For full details and to apply CLICK HERE

Deadline: 10pm Monday 31 August 2015

Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme

Arts Council NISecond Round of Funding closes 4 September 2015

The recently launched NI CEP has been designed to cultivate talent and provide fair access for young people (aged 16-24) to job opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

NI CEP will provide wage incentives to businesses who decide to recruit young people as interns and apprentices in areas such as technical theatre, music business, cultural heritage, community arts, business support and live events. Over the next three years NI CEP will seek to establish 100 paid entry level internships and apprenticeships and would encourage as many creative businesses as possible to become involved.

Tel: 028 9032 5072 Email:

Full details CLICK HERE

Curatorial Internship Opportunity at ArtBox

internships and volunteers3 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1

ArtBox is now seeking curatorial interns. The position would ideally suit an arts student or graduate. No gallery experience necessary. The position requires one day a week at the gallery, as well as participation in opening nights and special events.

If you are interested in getting involved in the ArtBox team, please contact Hilary on Application deadline, August 25th (5pm).

Please note that ArtBox is run on a completely voluntary basis and is part of the Vacant Spaces Scheme.

Please see the ArtBox website for further information:

Jobs bridge Internship; Publicity and Events Assistant with Westmeath County Council, Arts Office

internships and volunteersBased in Mullingar, the intern will gain practical experience in in a busy arts office that support a range of events and projects and associated publicity. Invaluable experience will also be gained through administration support duties across a range of initiatives. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following : publicity, event management, systems, administration, data management and customer. On completion the intern will have attained skills in driving forward multiple arts and culture projects, understanding best practice within a large corporate structure, development of promotional collateral, IT skills, writing and administration skills. The organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Internship which is none months in duration.

Skills Requirements
The intern will be an organised self-starter who wishes to build on their existing organisational and administration skills to assist in the efficient running of a busy arts office. The intern will enjoy learning how to secure publicity for events (traditional and social media) in the coordination of a range of projects. The position is based in Mullingar, with the possibility of travel outside of the town.

Education Requirements
Third Level – This position would ideally suit somebody with a qualification in the arts, administration, accounts, IT, business, digital media or project management. No experience is required by applicants.

Please Note
This is a Jobsbridge internship. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. Hours per week: 37, start date to be confirmed.
Please refer to for details of the scheme to ensure that you meet the criteria

To Apply
Send your CV and a one page cover letter with your reasons for applying to:
Deadline: 14th August 2015
Interviews will take place week August 17th – 21st, 2015
Westmeath County Council, County Buildings, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Ormston House, Limerick Seeks Applications for a Gallery Assistant

internships and volunteersPlease note this is an unpaid position

The successful candidate will develop practical knowledge of how an arts organisation functions and will work closely with the team to deliver the programme of exhibitions and events. Key responsibilities will include front of house duties, assisting visitors, supporting artists and curators. Upcoming projects at Ormston House include a members’ exhibition curated by Abir Bouhkari (AllArtNow, Syria) and solo exhibitions by Caoimhe Hernon (Irl) and Mark Dion (US).
Candidates must be available to work a minimum of one day per week fixed (7 hours) for a 6-month period beginning early September.
Please email with a CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to work at Ormston House by Monday 17 August at 10am. Interviews will take place during the last week of August.
Ormston House is run on a voluntary basis by students and recent graduates of Limerick School of Art & Design
Ormston House Gallery, 9-10 Patrick Street, Limerick City, Ireland

Volunteer at the RHA, Dublin 2

601428_10151175054312278_448152741_n1-700x390The RHA is developing a volunteer programme for the gallery and a Seeks Front of House Assistant. This is an opportunity for interested individuals to gain exposure to the workings of a major art gallery and contribute valuable visitor services to a non-profit institution.

Front of House Assistants are the first point of contact the public has at the RHA. Volunteers would be required to familiarise themselves with our exhibitions, be able to offer assistance or answer any questions from visitors, answer the phones, deal with any sales from the bookshop and sales of artworks, invigilation on larger exhibitions when required, ensuring the exhibitions are all in good order; the spaces kept tidy and other administrative duties. Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills and have a pleasant phone manner. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Some basic computer knowledge would be desirable and an ability to take initiative and contribute actively and positively to the gallery. Candidates should ideally have an interest in contemporary Irish & International Art. Volunteers are asked to give at least one day per week for a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months. The front of house daily shift is from 11am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Wednesdays 11am – 8pm and  Sundays 12 – 5pm.

Deadline: 27 July 2015
Further information and interested candidates should submit their CVs with a covering email:

Community Employment, CE Scheme at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Triskel The position is for a Front of House Operative with Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Duties will include:
• Operation of Computerised Ticketing system and daily cash reconciliation
• Manning switchboard & reception
• Dealing with customers & public queries
ECDL proficient would be an advantage

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services or 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 one year or more.

Further information and applications:

Triskel Arts Centre seeks Projectionist Assistant (CE Scheme)

christchurch-outside-dayTriskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork

This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Duties will include:

• Assist with Projection, Logging films in/out
• Assist with Maintenance of Equipment
• Assist with Operation of Equipment

Background in Audio/Visual equipment would be an advantage

Please 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.)

Dublin Live Art Festival 2015, Call for Volunteers

dlaf-logoDublin Live Art Festival 2015 is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers which would be available over the three day festival, 24 to 26 July.
The festival takes place in 3 locations
1. Art Lot – Friday 24th July for a public performance event
2. Mart – Saturday 25th July afternoon for seminar and presentations. Evening for Livestock performance event.
3. Casino in Marino – Sunday 26th July for a public performance event.

Volunteers will help with the set up and clean up of events, invigilate individual artists and will be prepped about artists work to be capable to start discussions with audience members.
Further information and to apply:

Internship Opportunities at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre

cill-rialaigCill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

Intern positions available at well-known Art Centre in Kerry.

3 months from early July to mid September 2015.

Good PC skills necessary. Great opportunity for Kerry and Cork based arts graduates or artists. Accommodation available – own transport an advantage. Put your social and sales skills to the test in our beautiful Art Centre and gallery or help organise creative workshops.

Email Dervla at with CV or ring 087 624 4342.