Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Curatorial Internship Opportunities at The Hunt Museum

internships and volunteersThe Hunt Museum is currently seeking applications for 3 and 6-month unpaid internships in its award-winning Education and Public Programmes Department to commence in Dec 2014/January 2015 and Summer 2015. Shorter-term internships (3 months) are also available.

The Hunt Museum offers several internships throughout the year to students, recent graduates and early-career Museum professionals. Interns get hands-on experience in the day-to-day operation of The Hunt Museum’s Education Department or Administration Department and have the opportunity to develop a project during the period of their internship under the supervision of department heads, Dr Dominique Bouchard, Hunt Museum Curator of Education and Outreach. Recent Education and Public Programme Internship alumni have found paid employment at institutions including the British Museum (UK), Lowry Arts Centre (UK), Bishop’s Stopford Museum (UK), the Centre Pompidou (France), and the Waikato Museum (New Zealand).

We are currently seeking applications for the Education and Public Programmes Curatorial Internship.

Curatorial Internship – Education and Public Programmes (6 or 12 months)
Curatorial interns play a key role in the development of The Hunt’s public programme, interpretation and education initiatives. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in project management, programme development, interpretation, audience development, and digital media. Past interns have created films, helped curate exhibitions, create and manage festivals and events, contribute to interpretation, present their work at museum conferences and have even published articles!

Specifications and application form can be downloaded directly from The Hunt’s website here or request an application pack by emailing


  • Winter 2015 (10 Dec – 15 June 2015): NOW OPEN – please apply ASAP
  • Spring 2015 (1 March – 15 September 2015): 5.00pm Monday 12 January 2015
  • Autumn 2015 (1 June – 15 December 2015): 5.00pm Monday 2 March 2015

Short-listed applicants will be invited by email to interview 2-3 weeks following the application deadlines above. We regret that due to the volume of applications received only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About The Hunt Museum:
The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, and includes works by Renoir, Picasso and Jack B. Yeats. The Museum is housed in an elegant Palladian-style building designed by the Italian architect, Davis Ducart, in 1765. Today, The Hunt Museum is a cultural and artistic centre in Limerick providing a wide range of education, heritage and culture activities including a vibrant schools programme, curatorial lectures and family focused events.

The Joinery | Call for Volunteers

joinerythe Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The Joinery is seeking a volunteer for the final months of 2014. The independent art space will close its doors this December after seven years. We have an exciting programme lined up for the coming months with a number of gigs, events and exhibitions.

We are looking for a motivated, energetic, efficient and very hands-on individual to work on music and gallery events / exhibitions on a part-time basis. Predominantly we are looking for someone to help with the set-up and take-down of shows and events, invigilation of exhibitions and in the general day to day upkeep of a busy multi-use space. This position would suit a student or recent graduate looking to seek hands-on experience in a DIY art space with a fast turnover of events. The position will provide work experience in working as part of a team and the production of live art events.

Please note, unfortunately this position is currently unpaid. There may be up to twelve hours work required a week but the hours are flexible.

Please send a CV along with a letter of application to Jonathan or Will at: Include the subject line as ‘Joinery Volunteer’

Deadline for applications Friday 7th November at 5pm.

Internship Opportunity at Origin Gallery

internships and volunteersOrigin Gallery, 37 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, 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 cover letter and CV to: or for any queries call 01 6629347