Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

R-Space Gallery Seeking Volunteers

R-Space Gallery is always in need of help, if you would like to support their work in anyway in exchange for the experience of working in a contemporary art space and all that is involved in supporting the work of artists; locally, nationally and internationally. They can provide assistance with local travel expenses where necessary. Please contact them to discuss the possibilities.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Gallery setup
  • Gallery invigilation
  • PR & Marketing
  • Hospitality at events
  • Assisting artists

For more information and application form see:

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Call for Volunteers

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.

CE Scheme Placement | Artist in Studio, National Sculpture Factory, Cork

Application deadline: 12 January, 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.

Work Hours:19.5 hours per week.


  • 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
  • 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.

This position is only open to people who are eligible for Community Employment Scheme, i.e. over 21 years of age and in receipt of a Dept. of Social Protection payment for 12 months or more.

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

To apply for this position please email your CV to

Audi Dublin International Film Festival Seeking Volunteers

Deadline: 19 January, 5pm

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is bringing the world’s best films to Dublin between 21st February – 4th March 2018, and to make sure it’s programme of over 130 films, special events and guest appearances runs picture perfect, the Festival needs a team of smart, enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to pull together and make the Festival a success.

Help will be needed in areas such as venues, hospitality, office administration, production, ticketing, promotions, marketing and communications.

The Festival takes its volunteers seriously and is proud of the diverse and committed group of people from Dublin and much further afield who generously give their time and who often return year after year. It’s also a chance for volunteers to build up experience, explore the city in a new way and to make new connections – both whilst on the job and of course relaxing after a film at the Festival Club.

Depending on individual availability, volunteers can either apply to be full-time (a minimum of one shift per day during the Festival) or part-time. Each volunteer needs to be able to commit to a minimum of 5 volunteering shifts.

To volunteer go to for more information and to download an application form. You must be over 18 to apply. Questions, comments or queries can be sent to John McHale, Volunteer Coordinator

Erasmus Plus Placement | Capacity Ireland Work Experience in Seville, Spain

Capacity Ireland is offering Erasmus+ funded work placements in Seville in the Creative Industries and Community Development sectors. The six positions are traineeships funded by Capacity Ireland through the Erasmus Plus ‘Vocational Education and Training’ programme. The 3-month programme includes a vocational course (entrepreneurial skills for the creative industries) and language training while in Spain. This is for an early January 2018 start. Flights to Seville will be on Saturday 13th January preceded by 2 days of preparatory training in Dublin on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January. Requirements: Students are not eligible. Applicants must be currently residing within the Republic of Ireland.

Successful participants will be provided accommodation (including utilities and internet) and receive a monthly payment for living and travel costs that equates to 100 euros a week. In addition, their outgoing and return flights will be paid for by Capacity Ireland. Other than costs involved in attending preparation days in Dublin and making their own way to the airport, participants will not have to pay for other aspects of the programme.

The work placement at a creative employer in Seville will amount to no more than 30 hours a week and should provide valuable experience for young people looking to advance their career in this sector. Capacity Ireland’s Erasmus+ students live in the Macarena, an area of Sevilla just north of the largest remaining section of the old city walls.

Overall, it is a structured programme, which includes the following:

  • Contract and training agreement
  • Flights and accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Work placement
  • Vocational course
  • Weekly Spanish class with 3Si
  • Monthly monitoring by Capacity Ireland and 3Si

Please submit an up to date CV along with a completed application form to

For more information and application details see:

Positions are filled on a rolling basis. Deadline: 6 December

Queries to:

CE Scheme Placement | Communications Assistant with EVA International

Deadline for applications 14 December

EVA International are seeking to appoint a Communications Assistant as part of a Community Employment Scheme. The Communications Assistant will receive accredited training and gain experience as part of the team who deliver Ireland’s biennial. As this is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary.

Assisting the Communications Manager in effectively promoting all exhibitions, events and opportunities the Communications Assistant will gain practical experience and training in:

  • Website Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Writing and Editing Copy
  • Press Monitoring
  • Audience Research
  • General Administration
  • Office Based Work Experience

For details on eligibility and to apply, please visit:

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

Catalyst Arts Seeking Co-Directors, Belfast

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 are encouraged, with successful candidates gaining 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 co-director is a voluntary position carried out over a two years, on a rolling basis.

To apply for this position please download the Co-Director Application Form here:

Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast BT1 6BS

Helium Arts Seeking Arts Volunteers

Closing date: 24 November

Helium Arts is Ireland’s children’s arts and health organisation. Since 2009, they have supported 2,540 children, teens and their families to let their creativity shine in 11 counties across Ireland. Their award-winning creative projects and partnerships provide much-needed distraction and relief from the loneliness and sadness caused by life-long illness.

In 2017, Helium Arts connected 486 kids and teens living with illness with professional artists to inspire them for life. This year, the Christmas campaign aims to raise much-needed funds to ensure that Helium Arts can connect many more sick children with artists in four regions across Ireland in 2018. Helium Arts are looking for arts volunteers and ambassadors to join us at a market stall for the Dublin Christmas flea market.

Arts volunteers
Do you have a creative flare and passion for working with children? As an arts volunteer, you will facilitate children to take part in a creative arts-based activity, using paint, glue, glitter, feathers, pencils and many more treasures to transform into a Festive Forest Fawn. You will encourage children to let their creativity free and allow them to explore their own sense of self through creative expression.

Key dates:
14th – 17th December
All volunteers will be asked to volunteer for one full day (8 hours) or two half days (4 hours each)
All volunteers will be given full induction into their roles and will be supported by members of the Helium Arts team and long-term volunteers.
If you are interested, please email indicating which role you are interested in and why you would like to get involved.

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