Deadline: 06 July 2014
The intern will work alongside an Irish writer to assist with a number of activities, including (but not limited to) research and data collection for a new art book featuring text and illustration and exploring themes of home, identity, separation, loss, reunion and the history/ impact of adoption processes in Ireland. This book project is being supported by a major European arts institution.
The intern position is unpaid but offers artistic insight, practical skills and work experience for an individual who wants to pursue a career in arts administration, arts project development or book-making. For the right person, looking for a particular type of internship experience, this opportunity could be a lot of fun!
Internship Duties (may include):
- Phone and internet data collection for book project(s)
- Assisting with compilation of arts proposals and funding applications
- Social networking and online media content management
- Assisting with organisation of workshops, readings, events
- Helping to manage correspondence with editors, magazines, arts institutions
Time Period and Commitment: Beginning in July 2014, this is a 6/7-week position. Candidate will be expected to intern for 2 days per week. Hours are flexible, though the agreed hours should be completed within the time frame 10am-7pm. No evening hours. It is likely the position will commence during the 2nd Week of July.
- Excellent literacy skills and impeccable spelling!
- Advanced level of English
- Ability to write clearly and professionally
- Good MS Word and Excel skills
- Willingness to take direction and use initiative
- Knowledge of working in an office environment desirable but not essential
- Knowledge of Dublin arts scene desirable but not essential
Support & Supervision: The successful candidate will be supervised by one person, and each week’s tasks will be discussed and planned during a weekly meeting. The Intern’s tasks will be planned depending on his/her specific interests and according to the experience he/she wishes to gain out of the placement.
- Opportunity to be part of an exciting new book project!
- Opportunity to attend arts events and studio visits with other writers and artists working in different disciplines
- Insight and practical skills into tasks such as writing proposals, applying for funding etc.
- A written reference will also be provided at the end.
Who should not apply:
- Candidates who are already in full-time employment
- Candidates who can only work from home OR work in the evenings
- Candidates who have difficulty with English literacy
- Candidates who feel unexcited by literature, the arts and collaboration
- Candidates who are unsure if they can commit to a minimum of 12 days over 6 weeks
Location: Dublin. A desk space will be located in writer’s studio or home. It is preferable that the Intern works with the writer from a shared space (as opposed to a work-from home scenario for the intern)
Equipment: Phone and Internet access will be provided however candidate is expected to have own laptop
Payment: No financial payment is available. Light lunch/refreshments will be provided. And the position can be tailored to help the intern gain experience in specific areas of work or activity.
How to apply: Before 6 July, please send your CV with a cover letter outlining your interest in the position (plus the name and email address of one referee) to Studio25Intern@gmail.com.
Confidentiality: ALL applications will be treated as confidential AND will be read by one person only. Names/details of unsuccessful applicants will not be disclosed to any second or third party except, perhaps, to check with the named referee. Soft and hard copies of unsuccessful applications will be destroyed before end of August 2014.