Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Curatorial Internships at the Hunt Museum, Limerick

Unknown-5Deadline: 8 February
The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick

NOTE: This is an unpaid internship, however work expenses are covered
The Hunt Museum offers several unpaid 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 museum:
Work closely with museum staff to deliver exhibitions and programming, learn about the mission and vision of the museum, be given the opportunity to work on special projects under the mentor-ship of a Department Head.

The next round of internships begins in March and applications are currently open.

We currently have internships in Care of Collections, Education & Marketing.
For more information contact: E: or T: 061 312833—Give/Internships.aspx

Maintenance Assistant at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

triskelThis is a CE Scheme Opportunity
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork City
Deadline: 12 February

The position of maintenance assistant is now available. 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 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.

Front of House Volunteer Positions at RHA Gallery, Dublin

rha galleryDeadline: 20 January

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.

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 sales, invigilate on larger exhibitions, ensure that exhibitions are in good order; spaces kept tidy and required equipment and lighting turned on, and other administrative duties.

Volunteers needed for front of house must work well as a team, be flexible and have a pleasant manner.
Please email CV to Suzanne Clarke,

CE Schemes at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

triskelThis is a CE Scheme Opportunity
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork City
Closing date: 15 January

The Triskel Arts Centre currently has three CE Scheme vacancies. All positions are developmental opportunities, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

The position of projectionist assistant is now available.
Duties will include:  Assist with projection, logging films in/out, assist with maintenance of equipment, assist with operation of equipment. Background in audio/visual equipment would be an advantage

The position of lighting, sound and projection assistant is now available. Duties will include: Assist with technical support for lighting, assist with technical support for sound, assist with technical support for projection.

The position of front of house operative is now available. Duties will include: Computer literate (ECDL proficient would be an advantage), good telephone manner, operation of working with a ticketing software programme would be an advantage.

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.


EVA International | Communications Assistant, JobBridge Internship

EVADeadline: 29 January, 12pm
EVA International, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick

Applications are invited for a Communications Assistant Intern through the JobBridge National Internship Scheme. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to the candidate’s current Social Welfare payment.

To apply, please email a cover letter which references the specifics of the position advertised, with an up to date curriculum vitae, combined as one pdf document, to with the email title: Communications Assistant Candidate followed by your name.

Please see for further information and FAQ for details about eligibility.

For more information about the internship please visit:

Dublin Dance Festival 2016 Seeks Interns

side-ddf-logo-purpleDublin Dance Festival offers internships to emerging arts professionals and are currently recruiting three interns.

Interns are highly valued members of our team delivering an international arts festival and making a vital contribution to the success of the 12th edition of the festival in 2016. Interns will be given opportunities to learn in a supportive and professional environment, to build on existing skills and to gain valuable experience in the arts sector.

For full role descriptions, person specifications and terms and conditions, click on
Deadline Wednesday 9 December 2016 5pm
Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview the week starting Monday, 14 December 2015

Dublin Live Art Festival 2015 Winter Seeks Volunteers

dlaf-logoDublin Live Art Festival 2015 Winter 19 to 21 November 2015 seeks enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join the DLAF15 team and help us bring the best of live performance artists and art to Dublin during our Winter event. This is an opportunity to witness and assist in the creation of artist’s live performance art work as well as attend DLAF15 seminars, workshops and presentations taking place in DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7.
To apply and for further information contact Niamh:

NI Creative Employment Programme

masthead.121326The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme has been designed to cultivate talent and provide fair access for young people to job opportunities in the creative and cultural industries. NI CEP provides wage incentives to businesses who decide to recruit young people as interns and apprentices in areas such as technical theatre, cultural heritage, community arts, business support and live events. Wage incentives of up to £5,000 is available for businesses to recruit apprentices (aged 16 – 24) for a minimum of 2 years, while up to £1,500 is available to help support interns (aged 18 – 24) for a minimum of 6 months.

Applications can be made online CLICK HERE

Deadline: the third round of funding will close on 13 November 2015.
Further details about the programme:

GalleryX seeks Volunteer, Dublin 2

internships and volunteersGalleryX is the new Irish space for unsettling, macabre and surrealist art. GalleryX are looking for a volunteer to help out with running our new space in South William Street, Dublin 2. Tasks involved include posting on social media and helping with the curation of collective exhibitions. Occasionally we might ask you to look after the gallery. An affinity with our taste and philosophy is essential. This is an unpaid position at the moment but we can pay for bus fare and lunch.

Further information an contact details:



Call for Curatorial Support Team Volunteers at Sample-Studios, Cork

4Sample-Studios is an artist-led space for contemporary arts practice in Cork City. Sample-Studios are currently seeking volunteers as team members to support the running of TACTIC, our visual arts programme and A and B, our performing arts programme, for late 2015 and early 2016. This is a part-time volunteer position, commencing 2 November 2015. Successful applicants will be provided with full training and the opportunity to work with an artist-led team, contributing to our innovative programme of exhibitions and events.
Full details and application:

Gallery Education Support Role, JobBridge Position with the National Craft Gallery

internships and volunteersNational Craft Gallery
Gallery Education Support Role
Ref. INTE-972078

Established in 2000 by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, the National Craft Gallery  is Ireland’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design, exhibiting a programme of groundbreaking national and international contemporary craft. The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland offers internship/work placement opportunities for graduates and students in relevant areas of study. Interns are highly valued members of our team and are offered the opportunity to learn and develop existing skills in a busy, challenging and fun environment.

Role Description
This internship/work placement with the National Craft Gallery will offer the candidate the opportunity to work closely with the Education & Outreach Officer and the NCG team, contributing to and supporting the delivery of our dynamic exhibition educational programmes. During a placement at the National Craft Gallery the candidate will receive formal/informal training in areas such as: workshop development and delivery, guiding discussion focused gallery visits, exhibition mediation, event planning and facilitation, as well as instruction in best practice within Collaborative Engagement and Child Protection. Based in the National Craft Gallery the role focuses on enhancing the visitor experience at the NCG through interaction with the public and the provision of support for educational initiatives. Throughout a placement at the National Craft Gallery, the candidate will gain experience in a range of gallery administration tasks, in supporting the delivery of aspects of the Gallery Education Programme and will be guided in the facilitation of tours and workshops. Dependent on the candidates skill set the role may be developed in line with relevant specific interests.

Candidates should check their eligibility for Jobsbridge positions
For a full job description, further information and applications:
Nuala McGrath:
T: 056 779 6133
Deadline: Friday 30 October, 10am

Creative Exchange Board Member Recruitment

CEXlogo1Creative Exchange seek volunteers to join the board

If you are interested in enhancing your own skills and development as well as supporting a dynamic group of artists and innovative visual arts projects, then this could be the opportunity for you. Creative Exchange is an artists’ studio space based in East Belfast, core funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI). Creative Exchange work on individual and collective projects, most notably Art In The East Side, Ireland’s largest outdoor exhibition.

Board Member Role
The Creative Exchange board works with the studio administrator and studio members to ensure that the organisation is effectively and properly run. Board members are advocates for Creative Exchange Artists Studios and their work. The board is responsible for guaranteeing that Creative Exchange operates within best practice guidelines and oversee operations.

Further information:
Deadline for applications is Friday 23 October 2015

Gallery Participation and Learning Assistant Internship, Dun Laoghaire

internships and volunteersDeadline: 4pm 16 October

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join the arts team as an intern with particular interest in working in arts education within a gallery context.

The intern will gain practical experience and a specialist understanding of programming for a learning gallery context in the Municipal Gallery in dlr LexIcon. This will involve assisting dlr Arts Office and partners in the development of the Learning Programme for the Municipal Gallery. The intern will receive formal/informal training in cross art-form administration and programming in the gallery context. This internship will offer a key range of experience in a practical and busy arts environment. This is a JobBridge opportunity.

Application forms can be obtained from the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council website or by emailing


Visual Artists Ireland Internship in Publications Department


Visual Artists Ireland
Internship in Publications Department

Visual Artists Ireland is seeking to recruit an intern who would like to expand their work experience in our Publications Department. This internship is a paid position (minimum wage) and is for the duration of three days a week for three months.

Duties include:
• supporting editorial staff in all activities leading to publication
• proofing, editing and writing online content including
• dealing with the administration of work commissioned to writers
• correcting manuscripts;
• using computers for word processing, desktop publishing and email
• dealing with phone and email queries, eg from writers and the public

In some areas of editorial work (eg for an in-house company publication), the work may also involve:
• amending articles
• using specialist electronic publishing packages using Photoshop and InDesign

In online publishing your duties could also include:
• uploading text and images to a website using a content management system

Please send your CV along with accompanying letter by e mail explaining how you fulfil the criteria for the internship to Bernadette Beecher:
Deadline 5pm  9 October 2015

Catalyst Arts Belfast, Seeks New Directors

Pointing_FingerCatalyst Arts welcomes applications of expressions of interest for new directors

Catalyst Arts directorship programme has a local and international reputation of providing a unique training ground for artistic, curatorial and cultural production. Applicants who are seeking to advance their experience within an artist-led model of gallery programming and operations. Successful candidates gain valuable skills in installation, production, funding applications, commissioning, outreach, education, archiving and administration work. Although previous experience in all areas is not essential, interested candidates are encouraged to review and consider the director criteria when making their applications.

The role of directors is a voluntary position carried out over two years on a rolling structure.
For full details and to apply CLICK HERE

Deadline: 10pm Monday 31 August 2015

Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme

Arts Council NISecond Round of Funding closes 4 September 2015

The recently launched NI CEP has been designed to cultivate talent and provide fair access for young people (aged 16-24) to job opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

NI CEP will provide wage incentives to businesses who decide to recruit young people as interns and apprentices in areas such as technical theatre, music business, cultural heritage, community arts, business support and live events. Over the next three years NI CEP will seek to establish 100 paid entry level internships and apprenticeships and would encourage as many creative businesses as possible to become involved.

Tel: 028 9032 5072 Email:

Full details CLICK HERE

Curatorial Internship Opportunity at ArtBox

internships and volunteers3 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1

ArtBox is now seeking curatorial interns. The position would ideally suit an arts student or graduate. No gallery experience necessary. The position requires one day a week at the gallery, as well as participation in opening nights and special events.

If you are interested in getting involved in the ArtBox team, please contact Hilary on Application deadline, August 25th (5pm).

Please note that ArtBox is run on a completely voluntary basis and is part of the Vacant Spaces Scheme.

Please see the ArtBox website for further information: