Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Internship Opportunity at Lorg Fine Art Printmakers

lorg_printmakersLorg Fine Art Printmakers, Unit 8, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway

Lorg Fine Art Printmakers is seeking expressions of interest for its summer internship Programme.

We are looking for a motivated and energetic person to join us.

General duties include art administration, installation assistance, marketing & promotion, social media and practical aspects of workshop management.
This is an unpaid position but the successful candidate will receive one years free membership with Lorg Printmakers and will have the opportunity to participate in all summer classes.

Technical and practical experience of print making techniques will be an advantage to those wishing to apply.
Suitable for recent graduates looking for experience in the arts sector.

Application deadline: May 30th

To apply send a brief description of your experience and CV to with the subject ‘Internship’.

Internship Opportunities at the Sarah Walker Gallery

sarah-walker-gallerySarah Walker Gallery, The Pier, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

Positions: Two
From April 2014, start time and duration open to discussion.

Sarah Walker Gallery is seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic individuals to assist with art administration, marketing & promotion, social media and practical aspects of gallery management. We are looking for motivated, energetic, efficient and very ‘hands-on’ individuals to work on all areas of the gallery programme on a part-time basis. The gallery assistants will work closely with artists and the gallery director.

Please note, unfortunately this position is currently unpaid but it does come with free accommodation, ie an apartment in the gallery building. The role is ideal for Arts Administration students, graduates or post-graduates, and for those with a Fine Art or related background looking to pursue a career working within arts organisations. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered if the knowledge and skills required are met.

To apply, please send your C.V. and a brief introduction about your experience by email to with your contact details.

Sirius Arts Centre seeks Admin/Gallery Assistant (CE Scheme Position)

sirius-arts-centreSirius Arts Centre, The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork

Sirius Arts Centre is seeking a Community Employment Scheme participant as a Gallery Assistant/Admin Assistant.

General duties include gallery invigilation, Installation assistance, light housekeeping, Office duties, Must be good with the public and be available for occasional night and weekend works for events and gallery invigilation. Tech experience a plus.


Please send all inquires to the CE Scheme Supervisor for Cobh, Kathleen Geary at and specify that you are applying for the Gallery Assistant position at Sirius in your email and CV.

Internship at Solstice Arts Centre

solsticeAre you a recent graduate looking for experience in the arts sector? Learn about marketing and programming at Solstice Arts Centre! We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a love of social media, to support us in developing and promoting our exciting programme of theatre, visual arts, music, comedy and local arts over the next 6 months. Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Application deadline Wed 16 April, 1pm.

Download Internship spec & application procedure on our website:

Internship at the Irish Arts Review

irish_arts_reviewThe Irish Arts Review is currently seeking applications for an Intern to work in the Irish Arts Review office in Dublin 2, two days per week for six months, immediate start. The role will involve website development, marketing, updating social media, and PR. Excellent communication and IT skills are essential, and experience of WordPress would be a distinct advantage. This is an unpaid internship and the role will provide excellent experience for those interested in working in publishing. CVs to:

Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy Seeks Assistant Editor

ijamcpCurrently seeking expressions of interest in the role of Assistant Editor for Issue 2 of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy. This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in editing and online publishing, and would be especially suitable for recent graduates (or current PhDs) of postgraduate programmes in related disciplines. 

Working in conjunction with the Editorial Board, the Assistant Editor will be responsible for assistance with copy editing, administration tasks, correspondence and online editing/layout. This is a flexible, part-time, and temporary project role which is unpaid, but carries a stipend of €500. Running from May 2014-May 2015, the time commitment is variable but will be approximately 3-5 hours weekly. Bi-monthly meetings in Dublin will be required, but otherwise the candidate may be based anywhere. 

Candidates should possess: 

  • a postgraduate qualification in Arts Management, Cultural Policy or a related field
  • demonstrated research achievement and strong knowledge of the Irish cultural sector
  • strong working knowledge of word processing software and ability to quickly learn online content management systems
  • attention to detail and excellent editing/writing skills
  • ability to work independently and with access to own laptop/computer

Please forward on a CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the role to by Friday, 25 April 2014.

Full details:

Signal Arts Centre seeks Staff Artist (CE Scheme)

signal_artsJOB REF #: ES-837812
Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Duties to include: Facilitating art classes with various special needs groups, invigilating exhibitions and assisting with opening receptions. Hanging artwork for shows events two weeks. Candidates may be required to work some evenings and weekends. This position does entail weekend work sometimes and some evening work occasionally.

Hours per week: 19.5
Start Date: 11/05/2014

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 of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.)
Job Reference Number will be required.

Apply to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Phone: 01-2762039/ Fax: 01-2869982

Art Education Assistant – Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (JobBridge Internship)

hugh laneThe Hugh Lane Gallery has advertised two Jobbridge Internships for Art Education Officers. Candidates must must hold a degree in Art History / Fine Art / Art Education / Humanities and be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Highly desirable that applicants will have knowledge of Webpage updating and Social Media.

This is a 9-month placement (36 hours per week) and an allowance of €50 is paid on top of your current social welfare payment. The interns will gain practical experience in working in a gallery education department under the direction of an experienced professional curator. The interns will receive formal/informal training in Art Education and programming. They will assist in arranging guided tours and providing information on all education programmes in response to public enquiries. They will assist in all education programmes including children?s workshops, kids clubs, family sketching, public lectures & exhibitions & production of gallery events. On completion the interns will have attained skills in arts education and programming.

Click here to see full details on the Jobbridge website, reference INTE-833858

Closing date for applications 18 April 2014

Project Arts Centre seeks Assistant Visual Arts Curator (JobBridge National Internship Scheme)

project-curatorial-internApplications are now open for the Project Arts Centre Assistant Curator of Visual Arts (INTE-837811) / Curatorial Intern for 2014-15.

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.

Skills & Education:
• Graduate degree in Fine Art, Art History or relevant fields. A Masters degree in curating, art practice or critical studies will be an advantage.
• High level of competency in written language, organisation and clarity of presentation.
• The ability to work unsupervised, and to work within a busy office, utilising one’s own problem-solving skills.
• The best candidate will have a strong commitment to the internship period and personal ambition for their own career pathway.
• Knowledge of international contemporary art practice will be a distinct advantage.

Application Process:
• Applications should be sent to Administrator, Annette Devoy by 12.00 noon on Friday 25th April 2014 – please include the reference number INTE-837811 on your application.
• Applicants should supply a letter of interest in the job, including personal strengths, what specifically you might bring to Project Arts Centre’s Visual Arts and highlighting an event or exhibition in your past that highlights your strengths.
• Interviews will be held at Project Arts Centre on Tuesday, 6th May – please indicate whether you will be available on this day in your application.
• The internship is offered for 9 months, from Monday 19th May 2014 – Friday 20th February 2015 – please indicate in your application that you are committed to this period.
• The internship is approved under the JobBridge National Internship scheme and applicants must be eligible under the terms of the scheme. Find out more about the scheme and the eligibility criteria here.

For more information, please visit:

Summer Internship Opportunity at The People’s Museum, Limerick

limerickCityOfCultureLogoThe People’s Museum, Limerick is a community led collection which will be exhibited in Limerick City Centre as part of the City of Culture Legacy Commission, in partnership with Limerick Civic Trust. This internship will offer a recent graduate or current undergraduate student a unique opportunity to be part of the establishment and development of a civic museum and community engagement programme.

The candidate will assist in the day-to-day duties involved in the development of The People’s Museum including:
- Assisting the Project Co-Ordinator in implementing storage and recording systems and managing databases.
- Assisting the Development and Education Officer in developing corporate sponsorship opportunities and fundraising campaign
- Assisting the Development and Education Officer in developing educational resources
- Assisting the Development and Education Officer in developing community based learning projects
- Establishing and leading an online marketing and awareness campaign including facebook, twitter, blog and updating the Peoples Museum website
- Managing community engagement stands at local events
- Other administrative and organizational responsibilities

Essential Qualities:
- Minimum qualifications: Candidates must be currently engaged in or have recently graduated from a degree programme in – one of the following disciplines – Arts/ Heritage/ History/ Tourism/ Design/ Marketing and Communications.
- Passionate about working with communities to promote local culture and heritage
- Ability to work well as part of a cross functional team but can also work well under own initiative to meet tight deadlines
- Excellent organisational and self management skills
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and excellent computer skills
- Familiarity with use and development of social media platforms
- Excellent research and presentation skills
- Creative flair and attention to detail
- Pleasant and professional manner
- Solutions-based thinker

Desirable Qualities:
- Understanding of culture and heritage issues, especially pertaining to Limerick
- Experience of working in community based projects
- Flexibility to work weekends as required

Applicants must submit a CV and letter of application with details of two referees to by Friday 25th April 2014 at 12 noon. Applicants please note that this is an unpaid summer internship.

Enquiries: contact or 061 313399