Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Volunteers Wanted for Steering Group | Carnival Arts School, Belfast

The Beat Carnival is looking for members of a Steering Group for the Carnival Arts School. The Steering Group must be between 18-25 years old and no experience is necessary, only an interest in Carnival, which might include costume, events management, branding, graphics, construction and drumming.
This is a great opportunity to work with a leading Independent Carnival Arts Company based in Belfast. The steering group members will lead on identifying activity for the Carnival Arts School. They will work with the Development Worker, Beat Staff and Specialist Artists on developing banners, flags and branding for the Carnival Arts School. They will also support delivery of the cross-community programmes and attend the Carnival Events. This is an unpaid position/opportunity.

Board of Directors Needed for Irish Architecture Foundation

Irish Architecture Foundation are seeking to appoint four motivated people to our Board of Directors to work alongside the current board and staff on delivering the future Strategy for Architecture and the Public.

Established in 2005, the IAF is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.

We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.
In a few short years, we have situated architecture firmly within the cultural context, popularised it through Open House Dublin, inspired young minds through our schools programme, encouraged people to think differently about their cities and towns by creating talks and debates, communicated architecture by curating national and international exhibitions, and enhanced the practice of architecture through mutually beneficial exchanges between architects and the public.

As we embark on a strategic vision and begin to plan for the future of the organisation, IAF is looking for 4 exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors to supplement the existing skill base. Our current board is made up of people from the architecture, arts, design, education and built environment sectors. IAF is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on our Board of Directors. For further information on the Irish Architecture Foundation:

Outreach + Engagement Intern Wanted at Belfast Exposed

Job Title: Outreach and Engagement Intern
Employer: Belfast Exposed Photography
Place of work: 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF
Reports to: Communications and Engagement Officer
Duration: Six months with view to extend, commencing November 2017
Salary: National Living Wage
Hours of work: 30 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday. Flexible working including evenings will be required
Benefits: 32 days per annum (pro rata) paid holiday (including public holidays)

Job Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Belfast Exposed’s Outreach and Engagement Department and make a vital contribution to this long established photography organisation as part of a dynamic and committed team. With an ability to thrive in a fast paced and demanding working environment, the successful candidate will work with the Outreach and Engagement Team to provide logistical, administrative and technical support to the organisation’s outreach and engagement programmes, helping to build wider community and public interest in our work as well as providing administrative support to staff. The right candidate for this job will be someone who seeks to build a career in arts/community arts management, development and administration.

For more information please visit:

Voluntary Members Sought for Ards and North Down Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel

Deadline: Friday 20 October 2017, 4pm.

Ards and North Down Borough Council is seeking 3 voluntary members to sit on its Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel to guide, endorse and advocate for arts and heritage in the borough.

Applications are sought from people with specialties or demonstrable experience in the areas of:

• Visual arts / craft (x2)
• Heritage (x1)


Panel members will sit alongside five elected representatives of Ards and North Down Borough Council. They must be able to attend up to six meetings per year and be willing to discuss all aspects of arts and culture in the borough. The positions on the panel are of a voluntary nature and no payments will be made in relation to attendance at meetings.

Application forms are available now from Ards Arts Centre, email: or telephone 028 9181 0803


Volunteers Wanted at MART Gallery, Dublin 6

MART Gallery are seeking volunteers to assist with Saturday gallery invigilation for two exhibitions running over the months of October and November 2017.

MART Gallery is located at the old Firestation on Rathmines Road and benefits from a high footfall of visitors due to our streetfacing location.
Invigilators monitor the exhibition during gallery opening hours and are onsite to greet members of the public and take note of visitor numbers. This opportunity may appeal to art students, recent graduates or anyone interested in the arts who is interested getting involved with a professional visual arts environment.

For more information and to apply please email Deirdre at

Marketing Volunteer Wanted at Carlow Arts Festival

Carlow Arts Festival wish to appoint an enthusiastic marketing volunteer to help us develop and implement our marketing strategies. The successful candidate will be enrolled full-time in a major university or college and studying marketing or communications or will be a recent graduate. We’re looking for a driven, ambitious individual who wants to provide creative ideas in a professional context to help create a career in social media and content marketing. We provide extensive training, guidance and support, as well as the opportunity to experience the industry from the inside and gain valuable work experience. Ideally the candidate will have a creative outlook with an arts background or a strong interest in the arts; general administration experience is desirable.

Role commences in January 2018 and the organisation will work with the successful candidate to create a flexible schedule that suits both parties. The role attracts a small stipend to cover expenses.


Volunteers Wanted for Open House 2017, Dublin

Open House 2017 are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and passionate volunteers for this years event.

Open House sees some of the cities’ best and well-known treasures, as well as exciting new projects, open their doors to the public over the festival weekend of 13-15 October 2017.

As a volunteer with Open House Dublin, you would be the face of the festival, engaging with architectural enthusiasts such as yourself over the festival weekend. In return for assisting us for 3-4 hours during the weekend of Open House Dublin, you will be given priority access to buildings (no queues for our volunteers) and a post-event wrap party will be thrown in your honour! (Full training and a lovely Open House vest will be provided.)

Contact Sophie at to see how you can help to make Open House Dublin a huge success.
For more inforamtion please visit:

Two Internships: Marketing + Audience Development and Events Co-ordinator, Young at Art

Deadline: Monday 16 October, 4pm

Young at Art are excited to announce two six month paid internships supported by Creative & Cultural Skills NI programme.
The posts are open to young people aged between 18-24 years old. Successful candidates will work 30 hours per week at a rate of £7.05 per hour.

Marketing & Audience Development Intern
The post holder will work on their professional development with a particular focus on marketing and audience development for Young at Art. Young at Art will provide access to professional sector leading marketing support via our full time Marketing Manager.


Events Co-ordinator Intern
The postholder will work on their professional development with a particular focus on working on events for Young at Art Events.

Interviews scheduled for w/c 23 October 2017.
For more information and to download application packs, visit

Young at Art
Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St
Belfast BT1 2ED

Volunteers wanted at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios seeks enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to assist with mediation and invigilation of exhibitions.

Volunteers are needed to take on the role of arts mediators. This opportunity could appeal to students, recent graduates and anyone interested in learning more about working in arts management or visual arts practice. Anyone with some knowledge and interest in contemporary art is eligible to apply.

Benefits of volunteering include:

• Working within Temple Bar Gallery +Studios artists’ studios complex located in the heart of the Temple Bar cultural quarter
• Building a knowledge of contemporary art practices
• Developing interpersonal skills within a professional environment, working alongside the TBG+S team
• Mediating the exhibited artworks to the general public and communicating the ideas and premise of the exhibition
• Training and support from TBG+S Visual Arts team
• Access to a curatorial talk with the TBG+S Programme Curator
• Opportunities for paid work at future TBG+S events
• A complementary year-long subscription to the TBG+S Supporters Club

If you are interested in working alongside the TBG+S team and will be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours each week, please write to Please send us a brief CV and tell us why you are interested in volunteering.

Artist Seeking Volunteer Exhibition Guides for The Unfamiliar Familiar on Culture Night

Artist Sue Morris ( has been working a project that deals with dementia at Nazareth House (Bishops St, Derry~Londonderry) for the past year. She has gotten permission and insurance to open it for a few hours only on Culture Night 22nd September from 6-9.30pm. Because of the nature of the venue she needs visitors to be accompanied by a guide.

She looking to recruit 6 volunteers to take on the role of guides on the night. If you know of anyone looking for experience in visual art presentation their time would be most gratefully appreciated by the artist and would enable this very powerful and touching work to be viewed by the public.

If interested please email

CE Scheme Placement | Education Assistant at The Model, Sligo

Application deadline: Friday 8 September

The Model is recruiting an Education Assistant to provide administrative support for all aspects of the Education programme.

The position is offered under the DSP Community Employment Scheme and is for 19.5 hours per week. Further details including a job description for the role are available from Sandy Porter at

To apply, please send a Cover Letter detailing your suitability for the position, accompanied by an up-to-date CV to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

CE Scheme Placement | Artist in Studio at Cork Arts Support Team

Application deadline: 15 September, 5pm

Cork Arts Support Team regards the support of young and emerging artists as an important part of our role. This position is designed to allow an artist the freedom to concentrate on his/her work over a one year period in their own studio space.


· Research and Development
· Design, implementation and completion of Artwork Projects
· Curation of Artists work and documentation of same.
· Secure and Organise Exhibition of completed Artwork.
· Application for Funding, Commission, and Exhibition Space
· Self-promotion/ Marketing
· Sales
· Tax Returns – complete same

The artists would be encouraged to apply for public art commissions and where possible to work towards an exhibition.

Applicants need to be a Fine Art Graduate, over 21 years of age and signing on the Live Register for 12 months or more.

To apply for this position please email your CV to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

CE Scheme Placement | Gallery Assistant at Cork Film Centre, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Application deadline: 15 September, 5pm

The Cork Film Centre is a resource centre for Filmmakers in the Cork area.


· Open and close the building
· Work with the Director in scheduling exhibitions and screenings, co-ordinate and organise the programme of events. Work with the Director on funding applications for projects.
· It is an advantage if the Participant is familiar with computer editing and animation software. A basic knowledge of cameras and lighting is desirable.
· Help install visiting exhibitions, maintain them, and help de-install and pack the work at the end of the exhibiting period.
· Dealing with Public/Visitors: Giving the public information on the current exhibitions
· Welcome the public to the exhibition and shows people around the work.

Applicants need to be a Fine Art Graduate, over 21 years of age and signing on the Live Register for 12 months or more.

To apply for this position please email your CV to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

Deadline Extended | Luan Gallery Internship Programme 2017/18

Application deadline: 28 August, 4pm

Luan Gallery is currently seeking enthusiastic and self motivated creative individuals to apply for their 2017/2018 Gallery Internship Programme.

The Internship position which encompasses the areas of Exhibitions, Operations and Public Programmes, is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to learn more about, and gain work experience in a municipal visual art gallery.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised and efficient with the ability to work to deadlines. They will possess excellent interpersonal, computer and communication skills; have a passion for visual art, a desire to learn and a want to work in a fast paced creative environment.

Duration: 9 months
Employer: Athlone Arts and Tourism
Department: Luan Gallery
Unpaid Internship, €50.00 weekly expense stipend offered (paid fortnightly).

Full details of the internship spec can be found here:

CE Scheme Placement | Staff Artist at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

Signal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the position of Staff Artist on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.
Canditates should:

– be skilled in the area of visual art
– have good communication 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 Department of Social Protection Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility for this vacancy.

Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1, Albert Avenue, Bray, County Wicklow or email:
For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

CE Scheme Placement | Studio Maintenance Assistant at MART

Application deadline: 23 August, 6pm.

MART is an artist-led, not for profit arts organisation founded in 2007. Our mission is to provide creative art studios and promote contemporary art through an engaging curatorial programme. We are the largest supplier of independent, affordable space for the arts, cultural and creative community in Dublin city. We operate on a not for profit basis, meaning that all profits raised from studio rentals are in-invested back into our mission to develop and promote contemporary art. We now support over 120 members in seven studio buildings across Dublin.

Position: Studio Maintenance Assistant
Hours: 19.5/hr Per Week – as per CE Scheme.
Eligibility: Visit Community Employment Scheme Website for more details.
Role: You will join our Studio Maintenance team to help insure the sustainability of our studios.

Repairs to our artist studios – Carpentry / DIY / Painting / Basic Construction / Gardening / Maintenance
Working with artists in creating installations and sculptures in our galleries.
Desirable Skills: Carpentry, DIY, Reliability, Good Communication & Timekeeping, Own Initiative

Participants Achievement through scheme:

– Building confidence to re-enter the workforce
– Learning new skills through skill sharing amongst the team and general staff
– Creating a network of local tradesmen for perspective future work
– Assisting the not for profit to stay active in its responsibilities.

Apply with your CV and short email explaining why you would like the position to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

RHA Seeking Volunteers

The Royal Hibernian Academy are looking for individuals interested in gaining exposure to the workings of a major art gallery and contribute valuable visitor services to a non- profit institution.

This is a part time 6 month volunteer position, assistants would commit to working two days a week. This is aimed at graduates of fine art, art history or related degree with some experience of invigilating and or administrative experience. The successful applicant will need to be fully dedicated to the role for the full duration of 6 months.

Duties include: volunteers would be required to familiarise themselves with our exhibitions, be able to offer assistance or answer questions from visitors, answer the phones, and invigilate on larger exhibitions and other administrative duties.

Please email CV to Suzanne Clarke, by 24th of August.

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558

Dublin Fringe Festival Seeking Volunteer Ambassadors

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 21 August, 5pm.

Fringe Festival invite applications from people interested in becoming one of the festivals official messers, deep-thinkers, leaders and volunteer ambassadors.

How To Become A Volunteer ‘FRINGEr’ This Festival
Simply complete the Volunteers application here / and email it back to Mama FRINGE to be included in our Recruitment Day invite.

Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact this years Volunteer Mama at

So still not sure that you want to commit – why not come along to the Open Recruitment Call on Saturday 19 August at 14:00 in Studio 2 at FRINGE Lab.

Volunteer Assistant Position Available at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Deadline for the receipt of applications: Monday 7 August

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios invites applicants to our Internship Programme, beginning in mid-August/September 2017.

This is a part time six month volunteer position, with assistants working three days per week with the administrative team at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. It is designed to extend the volunteer’s knowledge and understanding of how a visual art organisation functions. It is aimed toward graduates of fine art, art history or related degree programmes or arts management post-graduate programmes who are interested in starting or developing a career in arts administration or exhibitions’ curation.

Duties will include assisting with general administrative tasks across a range of areas including development, arts programming, education, outreach, studios, marketing and fundraising, and the Dublin Art Book Fair. The small team at TBG+S is looking for a highly motivated person with excellent administrative and communication skills who can work well within a team as well as on their own initiative. The successful candidates(s) will need to be fully committed to the role for the full duration of the six months.

Please note that this position is unpaid.

Please send your CV and a letter of interest to:

Volunteer Artists Required for St Francis Hospice Raheny and Blanchardstown

St. Francis Hospice provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin City and county.

They are looking for Artists to join their volunteer team, to do oil paintings with Hospice Day Care Patients.

They require volunteer artists on:

Tuesday and Thursday – St Francis Hospice Raheny (10.30am – 1pm)
Thursday – St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown (1.30pm – 3pm)

Volunteers play a very important role in enabling St Francis Hospice to provide a high quality of care to patients and families. To find out more about how volunteering works in St Francis Hospice, please download their Information Leaflet here:

Full volunteer training in place.

Please contact Barbara Kilbride, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, St Francis Hospice, 01 8327535 /