Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Volunteers needed for Making Ireland Modern, Dublin

making-ireland-modern-volunteerVolunteer invigilators needed for major exhibition in Dublin, Making Ireland Modern taking place at Real Tennis Court, Earlsfort Terrace from October 14 to November 12.

Making Ireland Modern explores the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation. Constructed as an open matrix of drawings, photographs, models and other artefacts, the exhibition presents ten infrastructural episodes spanning a period of one hundred years from 1916-2016. Conceived as the Irish pavilion for Venice 2014, and expanded as a key strand of the Arts Councils programme ART:2016, Making Ireland Modern describes architecture’s role in transforming the physical and cultural identity of the new state through its intercession in the everyday lives of its population.

Invigilation times will be during the opening hours of 11am – 4pm daily. If you are interested in volunteering we can tailor a schedule to suit your availability.

Please contact Tara or (01) 2845175 to register your interest.

JobBridge Placement | Assistant Arts Administrator+Arts Marketing Coordinator, TBG+S

tbgs 250Deadline: Friday 23 September 2016, 5pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the positions of Assistant Arts Administrator and Assistant Arts Marketing Coordinator, offered under the JobBridge 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.

For full details and information on how to apply via the Jobs Ireland website, go to and search for ‘assistant arts’

Call for Board Members, Creative Exchange, Belfast

cexlogo1-1Creative Exchange is an artists’ studios in East Belfast that also runs a programme of noteworthy projects on a national and international scale. We are currently looking for 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 arts projects, then this could be the opportunity for you! We are an operational Board so you will have a chance to really get involved in helping to continuously progress the organisation.
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 guide-lines and oversee operations. Successful candidates will have evidenced experience in at least one of the following areas:
• Business development
• Fundraising
• Finance
• Event delivery and/or management
• Education and outreach
• Community engagement and/or capacity building in the arts
• An enthusiasm for working within the not-for-profit arts sectors
• An arts background and/or knowledge of the arts scene in Belfast would be advantageous.
Previous Board or management experience is preferable but not essential

For more info on the role and how to apply please see our website
Any queries please contact us on

Origin Gallery Seeks Volunteers, Dublin 2

origin-galleryThe Origin Gallery of Fine Art, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2

The Origin Gallery of Fine Art seeks bright, confident arts graduates or emerging artists for its Autumn / Winter 2016 volunteer programme where successful candidates will learn about the running of a Fine Art Gallery. Volunteers will be working alongside the galleries well known Director and will gain practical experience in arts administration, arts business development, design, sales, communications, organisational systems, event planning, cataloguing and fundraising.

Desirable skills: Good computer skills and graphic design talent as well as an interest in contemporary art, it’s practice and marketing. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Mailchimp a distinct advantage.

Please note: Travel expenses will be covered
Please send a cover letter demonstrating: Your interest in this role, your availability, when you could start given the opportunity and a copy of your CV to with subject line: ORIGIN Volunteer Programme

Please note: We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months for the days arranged at interview, per week. This will also allow the volunteer to become fully immersed in one complete fundraising cycle for a well known Arts Organisation, and in the set up, promotion, duration and take down of exhibitions of fine art.

FoodCloud | Volunteer Event Prop Designers/Artists

foodcloud_logo_left_rgbVolunteer designers/artists wanted to design and make event props at FoodCloud.

At FoodCloud we match businesses with surplus food to local charities ensuring the redistribution of food to those that need it. We are hosting an exciting event in October, and are looking for 4-5 designers/artists to help us with our vision for the event (all materials will be supplied).
If you are available end of September /beginning of October and would like to get involved, please contact:

Ormston House Seeks Voluntary Gallery Assistants, Limerick

ormston-houseDeadline: Friday 9 September, 5pm
Ormston House, 9-10 Patrick St, Limerick

Ormston House seeks energetic, enthusiastic and ambitious volunteer gallery assistants to join the Culture Team. The successful candidates will develop practical skills and knowledge of how an arts organization functions.

Candidates must be committed to at least one day per week from September 2016 to May 2017. Students, recent graduates and candidates with a keen interest in contemporary art and culture are welcome to apply. Candidates should also indicate their preferred day(s) between Wednesday and Saturday.

Working closely with the Culture Team, the gallery assistants will support the delivery of our dynamic programme, which includes three solo projects, a research residency, an international art fair and a touring group exhibition. Key responsibilities will involve front of house duties, public engagement, and working directly with artists and curators.

Please email with a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in Ormston House, relevant experience, and what you would like to learn as a volunteer.  Please note: Ormston House is run on a voluntary basis.

CE Scheme Placement | Project Assistant in the National Sculpture Factory, Cork

national sculpture factoryDeadline: 30 September 2016, 5pm

The National Sculpture Factory is currently recruiting a Projects Assistant. This position is only open to people who are eligible for Community Employment Scheme, i.e. over 25 years of age and in receipt of a Dept. of Social Protection payment for 12 months or more.

Job Description:
The project assistant will support and assist the Director generally and the Programme Manager specifically in delivering and promoting the NSF programme of events, lectures, workshops, specific art projects, residencies and more.

Key tasks:
 Assisting in the planning and delivery of NSF projects
 Working on NSF project promotional materials
 Promoting and integrating NSF projects on the website, face book, twitter etc and other digital platforms
 Preparation of print materials
 The Projects Assistant will also be called upon to complete general office duties such as answering the telephone, photocopying, and mail out assistance and general office administration
 The Participant will be given the opportunity to work with artists and other art professionals, and gain knowledge of the wider visual arts communities at a national and international level. This is an ideal position for someone heading in the direction of arts administration/project management

Key skills:
Experience in using Mac and PC desirable or, if not, a willingness to learn on the job
Some experience of the arts sector desirable but not essential
Flexibility may be required as person may be required to work outside of office hours during project delivery times and in terms of the variety of tasks that may need to be done
Design skills /Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign programme knowledge desirable but not essential
Social networking skills/ Facebook / Linked In / Twitter

To apply for this position please email your CV to

GalleryX Seeking Volunteers, Dublin

gallery-xGalleryX is the new Irish space for unsettling, macabre and surrealist art. GalleryX are looking for a volunteer to help out with running the new space in South William Street, Dublin 2. Tasks include helping out at the openings (crowd control, pouring drinks); helping to set up, take down and package exhibitions; and invigilating the gallery on Saturdays – taking turns with other volunteers. Volunteers will also assist with managing the social media presence and writing for catalogues. An affinity with GalleryX’s taste and philosophy is essential.

This is an unpaid position at the moment but GalleryX will pay for bus fare and lunch.

GalleryX, 65 William St S, Dublin 2
T: (01) 549 1630

Volunteers Wanted for Open House Dublin 2016

OH-Web-600x450Open House Dublin 2016
October 14 to 16

Open House Dublin 2016 are looking for volunteers to give three or more hours for their time over the weekend of 14 to 16 October. Full training (one evening) will be provided. In return you get priority access to buildings on the programme and a party will take place on the last night of Open House Dublin.

To volunteer with us please follow this link
Please contact Hannah via email or on (01) 8747 203

UX/UI Design Internship at Artomatix

artomatixApplication closing date: 31 August
Full time, 6-months internship starting September 2016
Salary negotiable. Based in Dublin.

At Artomatix, we’re fed up of living in a standardised world. We want to own unique, splendid items and to live rare, exciting digital experiences, making our lives richer.

To make this possible, we bring the World its first Artificial Imagination, an ally so powerful to artists they’ll be able to focus on what makes art great: creativity, not repetitive, tedious tasks.

We launched our first product, focused on videogames, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March (San Francisco). Now is the time to join one of Europe’s most exciting startups, referenced in The Guardian, Le Monde and VentureBeat.

– Clarify the user experience (UX) of Artomatix’s products, and formalise their user interfaces (UI): clarify use cases, create clear product wireframes, iterate on and finalise product interfaces;
– Coordinate with Artomatix’s business team and outside users to iterate on product;
– Contribute to the success of Artomatix’s marketing campaign through the creation of ad hoc promotional material;
Help clarify Artomatix’s brand and identity.

– Mastery in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc.
– Passionate about our mission and about how tech can help us build the future;
– Strong creativity, independence and autonomy to design high quality content;
– Go-getter inhabited by a burning desire to connect with our target market;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Knowledge of the videogame industry and of 3D content creation are a plus;
– Web design is a plus.

To apply
Go on the ‘Jobs’ page of and fill the application form:

Open Call for Volunteers | Dublin Live Art Festival

dublin-live-artDublin Live Art Festival (10-14 August) seeks enthusiastic and committed invigilators to join our team and assist us in facilitating our DLAF16 artists over the course of our five day festival in MART, Rathmines.  This will be an amazing opportunity to witness and assist in the creation and delivery of many types of live and performance art in what is our festival’s fifth year. DLAF16 will feature International and Irish artists as well as workshops and social events and you can be an integral part of this exciting programme of new and inspiring work.

Please mail Níamh at

JobBridge Placement | Assistant Curator, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Image-For-Intership-CustomDeadline: 3 August, 5pm
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Applications are now open for the Project Arts Centre Assistant Curator of Visual Arts 2016-2017, which is a placement under the JobBridge scheme (INTE-1055335).

We’re 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.

For more information please visit:



Volunteers Needed for Exhibition and Event, East Belfast

2020-image-with-logosDates: 5 to 27 August 2016

Creative Exchange Artists’ Studios are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at the upcoming 20/20 Project in August. 20/20 is a celebration of visual art in East Belfast, recognising 20 years of supporting artists and recognising the positive impact of arts in the area.
May appeal to art students or anyone looking to gain experience in large scale, funded visual art projects, especially those looking for an opportunity to work with artists and project managers with the installation of artwork and gallery invigilation. Assistance is also required with the opening night of the exhibition on 11th August and with the set-up of the symposium event which takes place on 18th Aug.

Please email Deirdre Morrissey at for more information with ‘Volunteer Call Out’ in the email heading.

Volunteer Arts Assistant at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry

cill-raillaigDeadline: 1 July, 5pm
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Dungeagan, Co. Kerry

The placement offers a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside the Project’s experienced director. Successful candidate will learn about the running of an art centre while gaining practical experience in arts administration and arts business development, communications, organisational systems, event planning, curation, cataloguing and fundraising.
This is an unpaid position however accommodation is provided and candidates will have access to workshops during the season and have time for their own artistic practice.

Desirable skills: Understanding of contemporary art practice, administration including Microsoft Office, knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress etc. and good graphic design skills is an advantage. Driver’s license is an advantage.

Interviews are to be held next week beginning on Monday, July 4th at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.

T: 0669479277
Please send cover letter and CV to:

CE Scheme Placement | Assistant to Office Manager at Cork Community Art Link

artlink-logo-corkCork Community Art Link is a participative community arts organisation based in Blackpool, Cork City. Art Link encourage meaningful collaborations between artists and people that result in the creation of great art, bringing creativity to places where people live, work and play. Their annual programme includes the Dragon of Shandon parade, the St. Patrick’s Day parade and numerous outreach and research projects.

Art Link are currently recruiting an Assistant to the Office Manager through the Community Employment Scheme. This is an administrative position in a creative environment where no two days are the same. Candidates must be eligible for a Community Employment scheme (normal criteria is that candidates be over the age of 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 12 months, for more information on rates etc. see:

Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Processing phone and email enquiries
• General office administration
• Diary management (for Artistic Director)
• Social media management
• Induction of new employees and volunteer placements
• Basic volunteer management
• Assisting the General Manager in all tasks assigned, including helping to coordinate the smooth running of all projects in our annual programme.

The successful candidate will gain valuable experience in arts administration and will become part of a passionate and creative team. Experience in Microsoft Word is essential, Excel is desirable. Facebook and Twitter are also desirable. The successful candidate will have the full support of the General Manager but must be able to work independently and on own initiative.

Apply by email with CV and cover letter to Please include your PPSN on application.

Call for Volunteers | PhotoIreland Festival 2016

PIF16_logoPhotoIreland Festival is seeking expressions of interest from individuals looking to join the festival team in Dublin in July 2016.

We have a lot of exciting and unusual events coming up this year and need all the help we can get.
Please see our Main Shows listing for a preview of what you will be working with us on:

We are looking for volunteers to help in aiding to set up the exhibitions, help out on opening nights and events, and invigilation throughout the festival. During this period, you will build a knowledge of the workings of a gallery, exhibition making, develop your skills and contribute towards your working experience. This opportunity would be suitable for anyone looking to hone their knowledge and skills in the arts, with a focus on photography and festivals.

We require volunteers from end of June until the end of July, depending on what kind of help you are happy to offer. While we are not looking necessarily for full-time help (most of us are part-time), we are looking for responsible and dedicated people.

For further details and to express your interest, please contact

JobBridge Placement | Educational Assistant, EVA International

eva_logoDeadline for applications: 13 June
Duration of Placement: 9 Months
Hours of Work: 35 hours / week

Job specification:
The candidate will gain experience working with Ireland’s preeminent exhibition of contemporary art, with exposure to all of the administrative concerns in staging an international biennial. Specifically the candidate will have direct exposure to, and experience in, coordinating and delivery of education and mediation programmes for contemporary art presentation, dealing with a diverse public audience and education groups.

The JobBridge placement will involve formal/informal training in the following:
The candidate will be trained to mediate art exhibitions to a public audience and to work with education groups around the exhibition and in the coordination of the education and invigilation teams for the exhibitions. Education approaches in a gallery and exhibition setting will be at the core of their training.

On completion of the placement:
The candidate can expect to have gained skills in workplace communications; administrative operations; research methods; outreach methodologies; education programming for contemporary art presentations.

Qualification Level: 3rd level education preferred
Qualification in a humanities / arts / education related area preferred but not essential


  • Organised, responsible and detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Initiative and the ability to work on own initiative.

Please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to

Please note this is a JobBridge Placement, an allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. Please see for further information and FAQ for details about eligibility.

Call for Volunteers for Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

tbgsTBG+S is seeking 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 Curator
• Opportunities for volunteering at future TBG+S events and exhibitions

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.

Internship | Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Front-Damer-House-smallDamer House Gallery is a non-profitmaking Centre for Contemporary Art. They are offering a placement for a person with an art- related background or someone who is currently studying in a similar field to work as part of their team for July and August of this year. The successful candidate will gain experience in the delivery and management of a new contemporary art space, through a programme of art events and exhibitions.

The Intern will work for two days in the week. The position is unpaid,  however, the intern will receive travel cost and lunch weekly. This will be payable for the period of the internship.

Full details of the internship can be found here: Damer House Gallery – Internship

Application should be sent to;
Damer House Gallery
Damer House and Castle Hreitage Centre, Roscrea
Castle Street
Roscrea / Co Tipperary

or by email to:
T: 0872065111