Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland Internship

internships and volunteersThe Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland are currently seeking a bright hardworking intern to help in our busy office.

Interns will have the opportunity to assist the Friends of the National Gallery team with daily administration, digital media and marketing, coordination of a wide range of activities such as lectures and day outings, front of house duties and the coordination of our team of volunteers.

It will be a six month unpaid internship consisting of two days per week, starting November. A background and interest in the arts is essential. This would ideally suit a graduate that has just completed their studies in art history/ arts administration.

Skills required: Graphic Design (Photoshop or equivalent), Microsoft Office and knowledge of social media platforms

Applications by email to Laura at

Hunt & Gather seeks Editor (Unpaid Position)

internships and volunteersThe Hunt & Gather “Community” website will focus on some of our own projects, with a heavy focus on the creative community and everything connected to it. It will document and share what inspires the urban residents, native and new, home and away, and what creates the magic of this city. It will focus on the fantasy of the everyday. Dublin is a city with a rich history of artists and writers, but that history should not overshadow the new lifeblood pumping through contemporary Dublin.

We are currently looking for an editor to join our team to manage the content of our new site. While this is an unpaid position it would be suitable for those looking for experience in digital marketing and social media. You would be working with a small team to gain invaluable experience to see the site build from the bottom up.

Responsibilities would include:
• Editing content
• Research
• Managing contributors in regards to content and deadlines

If you are interested please email with a CV detailing your experience.



2015 Dublin Dance Festival Internships

internships and volunteersHere at Dublin Dance Festival we are gearing up for our next Festival, which will take place from 19-30 May 2015.

We are on the look-out for excellent candidates for our DDF Internship Programme, which offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience of working within the arts industry, as well as the chance to learn more about the planning and running of an international festival within a supportive and professional environment.

We are currently recruiting for two internship positions; a Marketing Assistant and a Programme Assistant and
role specifications are available on our website.

To apply, please forward your CV and a cover letter, outlining your relevant experience and your motivation in applying to

N.B. Please make sure to specify which internship position you are applying for.

Application deadline is 5.30pm on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 and shortlisted candidates will be called for interview the week starting the 8th December.

ArtBox Seeks Curatorial Intern

artboxArtBox is currently looking for a curatorial intern to assist exhibitions in the main gallery space at James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.

The chosen candidate will gain valuable experience in arts management, the workings of a contemporary art gallery and assist the Curator in the following:

Exhibition planning and installation/ de-installation, publication proofing, artist liaison, invigilation, gallery website admin., planning of talks programmes / seminars and arts PR/marketing.

This unpaid internship is for a 4 month period consisting of two/ three days per week, beginning December 8th 2015. Experience is preferable but not necessary, a background and interest in the arts is essential. This internship programme would ideally suit an arts student or recent graduate.

All interested parties should send a cover letter with a current C.V. to Hilary at

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 28th.

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