Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Dublin Live Art Festival 2015, Call for Volunteers

dlaf-logoDublin Live Art Festival 2015 is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers which would be available over the three day festival, 24 to 26 July.
The festival takes place in 3 locations
1. Art Lot – Friday 24th July for a public performance event
2. Mart – Saturday 25th July afternoon for seminar and presentations. Evening for Livestock performance event.
3. Casino in Marino – Sunday 26th July for a public performance event.

Volunteers will help with the set up and clean up of events, invigilate individual artists and will be prepped about artists work to be capable to start discussions with audience members.
Further information and to apply:

Internship Opportunities at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre

cill-rialaigCill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

Intern positions available at well-known Art Centre in Kerry.

3 months from early July to mid September 2015.

Good PC skills necessary. Great opportunity for Kerry and Cork based arts graduates or artists. Accommodation available – own transport an advantage. Put your social and sales skills to the test in our beautiful Art Centre and gallery or help organise creative workshops.

Email Dervla at with CV or ring 087 624 4342.

‘Groundless’ Photography Exhibition – PhotoIreland Open Programme | Call for Volunteers

groundlessVolunteers wanted to help with ‘Groundless’ photography exhibition, part of the 2015 PhotoIreland Open Programme:
– Installation: July 9 & 10
– Preview night reception: July 10, 6 – 9 pm
– Invigilation: July 11 – 18
– De-install: July 18

Experience with digital projector set-up is a bonus

For more information, please email:

Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork

internships and volunteersArts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork
Placement Programme 2015

West Cork Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines, for a 16 week professional development opportunity working as a learner alongside an artist/musician in Clonakilty Community Hospital as part of the Arts for Health partnership programme.

The application should include:
An up-to-date CV and artist’s statement (200 – 300 words)
Examples of your work in appropriate format, clearly labelled

A cover letter which clearly states the following:
1. Your specific interest in this learning opportunity/identified learning need
2. Evidence of a developing commitment to participatory practice and arts and health practice.
3. How you might seek to apply the learning in your practice.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 June, 2014 at 5pm
All application to:

The successful applicant must be cleared by the Garda Vetting office and available on Monday’s 9.30pm – 12.30pm to work in Clonakilty Community Hospital.



Internship Opportunity at the Schoolhouse for Art

internships and volunteersSchoolhouse for Art, The Square, Enniskerry Village, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

The founder of the Schoolhouse for Art (SfA) Neil Condron was recently shortlisted for the inaugural VAI members award for his contribution to the arts community through his work with the Schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Neil is looking for enthusiastic graduate interns who will assist him in the administration, coordination and supervision of the Schoolhouse for Art’s wide range of programmes and events. The extensive and wide ranging experience gained by the successful applicant while working in the SfA should be a practical and invaluable experience for the Intern’s ongoing career.

A weekly allowance of €60 will be given towards travel expenses.

It is intended that this internship would lead to full/part-time employment within 3/6 months or as funds become available. The intern will also be eligible to attend specified SfA classes and workshops free of charge.

The Schoolhouse for Art subscribes to the VAI’s guidelines for internships.

Our website is

Please email CV’s to and title it INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.

Platform Arts | Call for Directors 2015

platform-logoPlatform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6EA

Platform Arts is an artist-led gallery and studio group in Belfast City Centre. We provide studio space for artists and have an active exhibitions programme across our two gallery spaces. Platform was founded in 2009 and in that short time has established its reputation as an important artist-led organisation both locally and internationally.

We are looking for new Directors to join us at an exciting development point as this September we will be launching our newly renovated galleries and resource space. As a Director with us you will be at the heart of the arts scene in Belfast and will have the exciting freedom to develop Platform as an organisation over the course of your two year directorship.

Directors are recruited internally from within our artist studios and from external candidates. We are currently hoping to appoint enthusiastic external candidates with skills or interest in any of the following areas: • Arts Management • Curation • Marketing • Outreach • Administration • Governance • Finance • Fundraising

If you feel you have something to offer in terms of your experience and skills, or if you simply want to get involved and learn skills in management of an arts organization through active involvement – then this is the opportunity for you!

To apply please visit our website: for application information including Director Specification and Responsibilities.

Send a completed Director Application Form to before the deadline of 8pm, Friday 3rd July 2015.

Please feel free to call us with any queries on 028 9031 1301 or call into our office at 1 Queen Street, Belfast for a chat about becoming a Director.

Sirius Arts Centre seeks Curatorial / Marketing Assistant

internships and volunteersSirius Arts Centre, The Old Yacht Club, Lower Rd, Cobh, Co. Cork

Sirius Arts Centre is currently seeking a curatorial / marketing assistant to join their team. This is an internship position through the Job Bridge Scheme. The intern will gain practical experience in various areas of arts management, press/PR and marketing. They will receive training in the following: production and installation of exhibitions, compiling and editing press releases and other texts and promoting arts / music events. On completion of the scheme the intern will have attained skills in PR and marketing for the arts, arts management and installation of exhibitions.

Go to for further information.

To apply please send your CV to

Closing date June 30 at 5pm

Community Employment Scheme Vacancy at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Christchurch-webFacilities/Caretaker Assistant
The position will be in the above area. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Duties will include:
• Assist with upkeep of the building
• Assist with Stocktaking
• Maintain order and cleanliness within the building

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 or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more

Please reply by email:

Digital and Photography Internship at ReFound, Belfast

internshipReFound are currently looking for a hard-working and passionate intern.

The ideal candidate will have photography and design skills. This is a great opportunity for a design-savvy, computer-literate young person who would like to build a portfolio or gain experience of working in a retail and web business. We currently have an opening for a Digital and Photography Intern. It is a flexible role that can be carried out along side studies or other jobs. Ideally the candidate will be able to provide around 12 to 16 hours a week working with us on photographing stock and creating beautiful imagery to use on our website and social media.

Our internships offer a multi-faceted experience in which creative and technical skills are applied within a project based environment. ReFound allows the opportunity for you to become part of a varied network of creative industries, businesses and people. Previous internships have led to jobs within ReFound or similar related businesses; others have included their work with us on their art college applications to great success! This roles requires photography skills & photoshop/InDesign skills.

We are now welcoming CV’s plus a link to your projects and images with a view to meeting the short-listed candidates in June 2015.

Application by email with the subject line marked: Digital and Photography Internship

NB. Out-of-pocket expenses will be covered (ie public transport/car parking to and from ReFound; a minimum towards lunch).
On The Square Auctions, 1-5 Albert Sq, Belfast, BT1 3EQ

Community Employment Opportunity at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

butlergallerylogoButler Gallery has a vacancy for a weekend Gallery Facilitator under the Department of Social Protection (DSP) Community Employment Scheme. Commencing July 2015 for a 12 month period, the CE vacancy is for 19.5 hours per week, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Closing Date for applications 5th  June 2015

Job description and details regarding eligibility and how to apply are available here:

Belfast Photo Festival 2015 | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersThe 2015 Belfast Photo Festival will bring the busiest and most ambitious programme of exhibitions and events ever seen in Northern Ireland. To help realise this we are looking to form a first-class team of volunteers to help us setup and deliver the Festival.

The Festival’s success relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of a group of committed volunteers. The Festival offers volunteers the invaluable experience of working with internationally renowned curators, photographers, publishers and photographic professionals and offers the camaraderie of being part of an international experience. In addition, we will be giving away tickets to a selection of events including a number of those within our VIP programme.

Volunteers Will Receive:
– A Festival T-Shirt
– Tickets to selected film screenings
– Entrance to VIP sections of the Festival
– An end of Festival volunteer party
Belfast Photo Festival will provide training, support and a reference to help your future career. Previous volunteers, who excelled in their roles by showing passion and dedication, have been employed by a number of arts related organisations and businesses (e.g. The MAC & Ulster Museum)

Volunteers Will Gain Experience With:
– Exhibition installation / de-installation
– Exhibition hanging / curation
– Administration and marketing
– Documentation (photographing, filming and editing)
– Stewarding / invigilating events
– Assisting international / national artists
We will make every effort to offer a range of experience and match individuals where possible to particular areas of interest. We are interested in volunteers from all backgrounds and sections of the community.

Join our team and become an integral part of Northern Ireland’s leading visual arts Festival and help deliver the biggest and most spectacular Festival.

Internship Opportunity with The Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland

internships and volunteersNational Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square W, Dublin 2

The 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 May. 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

Ards and North Down Borough Council Seeks Members for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel

internships and volunteersThe role of the Arts and Culture Service is to promote, develop and support the sector in line with Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019. Arts and Culture falls under the Community and Wellbeing Directorate of Ards and North Down Borough Council reporting to the Council via the Community and Culture Committee. The Council is seeking specialist members for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel to advise, endorse and advocate for arts and culture in the Ards and North Down Borough area.

The Arts and Culture Service manages an extensive annual programme of both arts and heritage based events, exhibitions, concerts, creative classes & festivals and provides outreach activity and financial assistance for the Community. The Service oversees the management of North Down Museum and Ards Arts Centre and all associated resources.

There are twelve voluntary positions to fill on the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel and members are sought with specialties and/or demonstrable experience in the following areas:

• Museum & Heritage
• Visual Arts/Crafts
• Literature
• Performance based arts (music, dance, drama etc)
• Community Arts

Panel members will sit alongside five Elected Representatives of Ards and North Down Borough Council. Panel members 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 are made in relation to attendance at meetings.

How to Apply
An application form must be completed outlining your relevant experience and suitability for a position on the Panel. Should it be deemed necessary, brief interviews will be held on Monday 1st June 2015.

The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 12pm.
Application forms are available now from:

Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
T: +440 (0)28 91810803


North Down Museum, Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT
T: +44 (0) 28 9127 1200

Volunteer Opportunities at Pallas Projects/Studios

pallasPallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

Applications are now sought for volunteer positions at Pallas Projects/Studios at their studio and gallery space on Cork Street, Dublin 8.

Pallas Projects are looking for enthusiastic and committed applicants to join the team. Duties will include: gallery management, invigilation during exhibitions, liaising with the public during openings and exhibitions, working with gallery artists before and during shows, hands on technical experience and administration. Volunteering at Pallas will provide the applicant with invaluable experience in event management and is a stepping stone towards other opportunities in the visual arts.

Please use the subject line ‘Pallas Volunteers’ when submitting applications at More information about Pallas can be found at