Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Open House Belfast – Contemporary Architecture Festival | Call for Volunteers   Recently updated !

open-house-belfast17 – 19 July 2015

PLACE is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting great architecture, design and planning in Northern Ireland. We are currently in the early stages of planning, to host the inaugural Belfast edition of the international OPEN HOUSE events which open up the most interesting and exciting architecture around the world, offering the public an opportunity to discover inspiring new ways of viewing the city, and with the ultimate aim of encouraging more public appreciation of good design and better planning solutions for Belfast.

The OPEN HOUSE concept was developed in 1992 in London and now rolls out annually in 20 cities worldwide and has a massive international following. . The festivals are made possible by the help of architects, designers, volunteers, guides, the generosity of building/site owners and occupiers, and the support of the festival partners.

We believe in the importance of good design to change our experiences, and want to deliver a strong, challenging and inspiring programme for Belfast. We are currently recruiting a team of interested, dedicated volunteer guides, event support and documenters.

Our programme will comprise of making 40 of the most interesting buildings and spaces in the city accessible to the public, free of charge. The programme will be inspiring and diverse, and open modern and contemporary spaces in the forms of buildings, infrastructure, spaces of activity and of potential, as well as designers’ studios.

If you are interested in being involved in the festival we would require one meeting a month before the event to run through the programme and delegate locations and duties based on your interests, and then participation at various points throughout the weekend – official buildings open 10am – 6pm Sat 18th and Sun 19, with an opening event on the evening of Fri 17, a nighttime event on Sat 18, and a closing event on evening of Sun 19.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the festival please contact Maggie Mc Keever at PLACE: / 028 90 23 25 24

Curatorial Internship Opportunities at The Hunt Museum

hunt-logoHunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick

The 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 Summer/Autumn 2015 and Winter 2016. 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 and have the opportunity to develop a project during the period of their internship under the supervision of Dr Dominique Bouchard, 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 interpretation, public programmes 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

– Summer 2015 (May/June – Nov/Dec 2015): NOW OPEN – please apply ASAP
– Autumn 2015 (1 Sept – 15 March 2016): 5.00pm Friday 15 May 2015
– Winter 2016 (Dec/Jan 2015/6 – 15 June 2016 – ): 5.00pm Friday 25 September 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.

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.

Feature Film ‘Soulsmith’ seeks Production Designer (Unpaid Position)

internships and volunteersThe feature film Soulsmith is looking for a production designer to come on board for a 3-week shoot in April in Mayo and Dublin.

Unfortunately the role is unpaid. All cast and crew are working for no fee but all costs will be covered; food, travel, accommodation etc.

Plot Description –
Ed Smith is on a losing streak. He was once the doyen of Dublin’s theatre scene but his most recent plays have been critically panned. We watch as his world closes in around him both personally and professionally. Ed has to go back to basics and look within himself in the hope that he can reconnect both with the people around him and with the audiences that once lauded him.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

You can contact the team behind Soulsmith at for further information.

Communication Intern for Glitch Festival at Rua Red

red-ruaRUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre is seeking a Communications intern. The intern will work closely with the marketing team in coordinating and managing its communications strategy for the GLITCH Festival 2015. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities;

  • Managing GLITCH related posts to RUA RED’s social media accounts (facebook, twitter, Instagram and pinterest)
  • Updating RUA RED website and GLITCH app with GLITCH events and updates.
  • Working with Marketing team on developing best practise in terms of SEO and Google AdWords
  • Co-ordinating online competitions including sourcing and sending out prizes
  • Liaising with key partners in Print & Radio Advertising
  • Coordination of the production and distribution of promotional material

The internship will start the 23 March and continue until 10 June. It is an unpaid internship but there will be a travel stipend. It is an excellent hands-on learning experience about how a festival and busy arts centre work behind the scenes. Marketing and PR experience is preferable, a background and interest in the arts is essential.

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24
For further information and application form call +353 (0)1 451 5860 or see:

Common Ground seeks Communications and Artistic Programme Support Intern (JobBridge)

internships and volunteersCommon Ground, Goldenbridge Integrated Services Complex, St Vincent Street West, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Common Ground is seeking a motivated individual to support the organisation’s continuing development and growth through the implementation of its communications plan and continued artistic programme.

The intern will work closely with the executive staff team in coordinating and managing its social media accounts, website and public events, researching new funding opportunities and artistic programme support and delivery. It is an opportunity to experience the role and expertise of a dynamic locally based multi-disciplined arts organisation.

For more information please contact: tel: 01 7078766 fax: 01 4548311

Green On Red Gallery Seeks Assistant: Internship

internships and volunteersGreen On Red has recently opened at a new location in Spencer Dock. We now require an intern to work alongside the gallery director to assist with day-to-day gallery coordination and strategic planning activities. This internship will provide valuable insight and practical experience for an individual who wants to expand their skills in gallery work and pursue a career in the fields of contemporary visual art curation or gallery development.


Main Internship Duties:
•    Support the co-ordination and promotion of the Green On Red Gallery
•    Assist with website updates & maintenance of strong online presence
•    Social Media management
•    Office administration & desk support
•    Newsletter & outgoing communications support
•    Cataloguing of art work
•    Assistance with financial administration
•    Arts development research
•    Exhibition preparation and support
•    Technical assistance/ hands-on event support

Time Period and Commitment:
The internship will last from March 2015 for an estimated six months, with the possibility of long-term paid employment (following an Internship appraisal with the gallery director). The intern will work primarily during the hours of 10am and 6pm for 3-4 days per week including some Saturdays.

The Intern will work from the gallery space at Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin. The gallery is open to the public from 10-6pm Wednesday – Friday and on Saturday 11-3pm.

Skills, Experience & Qualities Required:
•    Excellent written, verbal and IT communication skills
•    Intermediate to advanced level of English
•    Experience and/or interest in contemporary visual arts
•    A relevant third-level qualification
•    Self-starter with ability to take direction
•    Enthusiastic and willing to learn within the role.

Induction, Support & Supervision:
•    The Intern will receive an informal induction and on the job training
•    The Intern will be supervised by the Green On Red gallery director
•    The Intern will receive a 6 month appraisal

•    Opportunity to shadow the work of the Green On Red gallery director and gain insight into the management of one of Ireland’s most dynamic galleries
•    Acquire theoretical and practical skills
•    Opportunity to network and develop relationships within the arts community
•    Expand your CV and acquire a professional recommendation

No expenses apply to this position. A laptop/equipment will be provided.

Cover letter (1 page only)
CV (2 Pages Maximum)
Name and contact details of one referee

Applications to E:
Deadline: Thursday 12 March 2015

For more information

RHA Call for Volunteers

RHA_LogoThe RHA is developing a volunteer programme for the gallery. 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.

Although there are currently limited volunteer opportunities, applications are accepted at all times. We keep all applications on our waiting list, and will contact applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability for interviews as volunteer positions become available. Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, basic computer skills, and an understanding that reliability is critical. Listed are the available volunteer positions.

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 the required equipment and lighting turned on, 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 two months and a maximum of six months. The front of house daily shift is from 11am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 8pm Wednesdays and 12 – 5pm on Sundays.

Interested candidates should submit their CVs with a covering email to the Front of House Volunteer Co-ordinator

Deadline Sunday 1 March

Triskel Christchurch seeks Digital Marketing Assistant (CE Position)

Triskel-Christchurch-seeks-Digital-Marketing-AssistantTriskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork City

Triskel Christchurch is now recruiting for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join their team.

– Assisting with the administration of the organisation’s social media accounts.
– Assisting with planning and implementing digital marketing campaigns with a view to audience development.
– Researching upcoming events to create engaging content.
– Integrating with marketing undertaken by visiting artists and companies.
– Assisting with management, distribution and filing of publicity material.
– Taking part in promotional events and setting up display.
– Assisting the marketing team with all aspects of running the department.
– Following organisation guidelines and protocol while undertaking your duties.

The role takes place over 19.5 hours, mostly Monday to Friday but some evening and weekend hours will be scheduled at times. The successful candidate will report to the PR & Marketing Manager.

– CE Eligibility
– A love of culture and the arts
– Great personality to act as organisation ambassador
– Creative thinking and lots of energy
– Team player, easy to get along with
– Familiar with social media and it’s changing landscape
– An aptitude for content writing
– Keen interest in digital marketing
– An interest in audience development
– Consciousness worker who pays attention to detail

Email a cover letter telling us why you are suitable for the role and a CV (including PPS no.) outlining your career history to Mary Rose Murphy: before 8pm February 20th 2014.

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

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival | Call for Volunteers

diffThe Volunteers Department, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, 13, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 2

Crazy about Cinema, Mad about Movies, Fanatical about Film?

Volunteers are an enthusiastic, committed army of ‘cinema soldiers’ (or in the words of Joss Whedon ‘A Pretorian Guard’) who selflessly give up their free time to make sure that our audiences enjoy their festival experience. They can be found from all ages, occupations and nationalities, generously lending themselves to staffing various departments and venues for the festival period. They can be found everywhere from the lobbies welcoming the patrons, to assisting with back of house duties with box office and production, to liaising with our guests in hospitality.

Volunteering is a fantastic way to experience the cinematic celebration that the festival brings to Dublin each year, and presents a wonderful opportunity to gain first hand experience into how an event of this scale is managed and organised. But not only this, volunteering becomes a community that lives beyond the festival, evolving into both social and professional circles in The Arts.

Though primarily a vital element to ensuring the smooth running of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, our Volunteer Programme is fast becoming a force unto itself that sees many individuals returning year after year and so contributing to the festival’s continued success.

How to volunteer with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival?

Download our application from January 23rd for 2015’s festival at and email it back to us by February 20th 2015. Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact us at

Deadline for Applications is the 20th of February 2015 by 5pm sharp.

Ireland at Venice 2015 Internship Opportunities

internships and volunteersIreland at Venice 2015 is currently seeking applications for 10 Internships with the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015, which will present a new work entitled Adventure: Capital by artist Sean Lynch. Selected Interns will join the Ireland at Venice team and spend time living and working in Venice, acting as exhibition attendants and advocates for the Irish Pavilion and artist Sean Lynch.

Ireland at Venice 2015 Internships run in 5-6 week rotations from 9 May – 22 November 2015 and are voluntary positions. Successful candidates will be receive return travel from Dublin to Venice, shared accommodation in Venice and a modest per diem. For further information about the application process and selection criteria please download the application pack here.

Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. The Ireland at Venice 2015 Internships are supported by education partners Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT and the British Council, Northern Ireland.

Application deadline: 12.00pm Monday 9 February 2015


Platform Arts Call for Volunteers

Volunteer-Call-out-VAI2015-copyAre you interested in gaining experience working with a vibrant arts organisation? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with:

-Exhibition Installation
-Gallery Invigilation
-Exhibition Openings
-And much more. . . .

Platform Arts is an artist-led studio group and gallery in Belfast city centre. Our volunteers programme includes training, volunteer projects and mentoring and is designed to offer volunteers skills, knowledge and experience including:

-Training and hands on experience
– transferable skills
-Networking opportunities
-Work Experience

Volunteering at Platform would be particularly beneficial for Arts graduates and those seeking experience of working in the arts in areas such as curation, exhibition installation, marketing or arts administration.

No experience is necessary as volunteers will be given an induction and training.

Interested? Email us today at Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be involved.

Internship Opportunity at the Origin Gallery

internships and volunteersOrigin Gallery, No. 37 Fitzwilliam St. Upr., Dublin 2

Origin Gallery, Dublin seeks an intern to assist in Arts Administration.

The successful candidate will gain practical experience in arts administration & arts business development, communications, organisational systems, event planning for arts charity, cataloguing and fundraising and if desired gain practical skills in printmaking and framing.An opportunity to be acquainted with major international artists and leading Irish artists. Desirable skillsUnderstanding of contemporary art practice, administration including Microsoft Office, some knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and an aptitude for graphic design would be an advantage.

To apply send Cover Letter and CV to with INTERN APPLICATION in the subject line.

Project Arts Centre seeks Assistant Curator of Visual Arts (JobBridge Internship)

project-arts-centre-logo-650x286Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Applications are now open for the Project Arts Centre Assistant Curator of Visual Arts (JobBridge Intern INTE-903622).

We are seeking an individual with energy and commitment, to support the growth and daily operations of the visual arts programme of Project Arts Centre. The individual will work closely with the Curator of Visual Arts, as well as learning from the whole team of the multi-disciplinary arts centre.

The successful candidate will be in personal contact with the artists of the programme, and will work to realise a wide variety of exhibition scenarios, gaining hands-on experience in all aspects of exhibition production, as well as playing an integral role in shaping and managing the communications of an internationally followed visual arts programme. This is an opportunity for a young or emerging curator to gather significant experience and contacts inside one of Ireland’s busiest cultural institutions.

Applications close 12.00 noon on Friday, 5th February 2015.

More information on how to submit an application and a full job description is available at

Catalyst Arts: Become a Director

Pointing_FingerCatalyst Arts welcomes applications of expressions of interest for a new voluntary Co-Director.

Would you like to be involved in running one of the leading artist led galleries in the U.K.

We are currently looking for one new director with skills in P.R & Marketing and Admin & Finance.

Please download the information below which outlines the personal criteria as well as the roles and responsibilities for the position of director at Catalyst Arts.

Details of how to apply are also in this document.

Email us for anymore queries at

Deadline 5pm 28th January

Signal Arts Centre seeks Staff Artist (C.E. Scheme)

internships and volunteersSignal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow

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:

Linenhall Arts Centre seeks Arts Worker (CE Scheme)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar programmes high-quality arts workshops for all the community across a range of art forms.

The Linenhall is currently seeking applications for one position on a FÁS funded Community Employment Scheme which supports its Visual Art Programme for Schools.
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 – 904371
– Send a current CV and cover letter to: Visual Art Programme for Schools, Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall St, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Closing Date for receipt of applications Friday 23rd January 2015.

Candidates should be available for interview on Wednesday 4th February.

The Lucky Lot seeks Junior Graphic Designer / Junior Web Designer (Internship)

the-lucky-lotNew cross-disciplinary agency The Lucky Lot, based in D1 in The Chocolate Factory, is seeking junior interns to join talent pool of freelance professionals and independent artists. The Lucky Lot assembles pop-up creative teams to offer digital strategy with style. We want to support new talent and provide a place for next generation thinkers to grow. An internship at The Lucky Lot usually lasts anywhere between three and six months. Interns will be given lunch and paid to travel.

Please email ( a PDF, or post a copy of your portfolio. LINKS TO WEBSITES OR ONLINE PORTFOLIOS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. Please only send us your best work. It should be work that you love and that tells us something about your personality. Less is more. We feel that self initiated projects, sketchbooks, or something that reveals your passage of thinking is much more exciting than normal university work.

Solomon Fine Art seeks Gallery Coordinator Assistant

solomonSolomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

The intern will gain practical experience in all aspects of gallery and exhibition administration including: organizing, mounting and marketing exhibitions, devising mediation programmes and the day-to-day management of a commercial/retail art gallery. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: exhibition installation, gallery management, artist relations, marketing and promotion, computer skills, customer service and general office administration. On completion the intern will have attained skills in gallery and exhibition space management, marketing, public relations and the installation and care of works of art.

Skills Requirements:
Applicants should have good communication and organizational skills, a keen knowledge and interest in the arts and be capable of working alone or as part of a team. Ideally they should also be able to think creatively and have basic computer and social media skills.

This is an Internship. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment.

PORTFOLIO @ Solomon – a new gallery showcasing Irish Design & Craft in conjunction with Irish Design 2015, the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Doyle Collection (venue partner).

Mentor: The Organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Internship.

Duration: 9 Months

Days per week: 5

Hours per week: 35

Start Date: 26 January 2015

Experience Required: No Experience Required

Education Requirements: Third Level – BA Graduates with a Primary Degree in one of the following: Arts (fine art/ art history, music, film, dance, literature, theatre, architecture etc), Arts Administration, Event Management

How To Apply: Email your CV and covering letter to

Closing date for application: Friday 16th January 2015


Waterford Healing Arts Trust seeks Assistant Curator (CE Scheme)

internships and volunteersWHAT is recruiting an Assistant Curator (CE Scheme) to assist with the organisation of the exhibition programme and the Art Collection in University Hospital Waterford.

The successful applicant will have:
• An informed interest in contemporary art
• Excellent organisational skills
• Clear and accessible writing skills
• Previous experience of handling visual artworks
• An appreciation of the role of contemporary art within acute hospital contexts

Applicants must contact their local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check their eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number ES-901072 will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.


Post a current CV, contact details for two current referees and a letter of application to: – Mary Grehan, Arts Director, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford.

By Monday, 12th January 2015 at 4pm. Please mark your application ‘Private’. Late applications will not be accepted.


Temple Bar Gallery + Studios seeks Office and Gallery Assistant (JobBridge Scheme)

TBG+S Logo Resized for VAI ListingsTemple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the position of Office and Gallery Assistant, offered under the Job Bridge 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.

Skills & Education:

• Graduate degree in Fine Art, Art History or relevant fields. A Master’s degree will be an advantage.
• High level of competency in team-working, communications, organisational systems, planning and concern for work quality and presentation.
• The ability to work on one’s own initiative and be forward thinking to anticipate problems and possible solutions
• The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the internship period and will be ambitious for their own professional development
• Knowledge of international contemporary art will be a distinct advantage.

Application Process:

• Please email for an application form. The closing date for completed application forms is Friday 9th of January.
• Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including personal strengths, why you would like to work at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and what you feel you could bring to the role.
• Please include the names and contact details of two referees (academic or employers) on your CV.
• The internship is offered for a consecutive nine month period, 32 hours per week, please indicate in your application that you are committed to the full duration of the internship.
• The internship is approved under the JobBridge National Internship scheme and applicants must be eligible under the terms of the scheme. For more information on the scheme and to find out if you are eligible visit

• If you should need more information please contact: Dublin City Council – Woodquay, Human Resources Department, Civic Offices, Woodquay, Dublin 8 or call 01 2225050.