Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

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

KaroArt Ceramics seeks Ceramic Studio Assistant (JobBridge)

karoartKaroArt Ceramics, Dublin 8

The successful candidate for the internship will gain practical experience in a wide scope of tasks involved in a day to day running of a busy ceramic studio. The skills will mainly include hands on support in the ceramics production process. Also basic admin skills, research and sales experience will be covered during internship.

The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: how to run a pottery studio/business on a day to day basis, general admin duties, sales, branding, merchandising, packaging and shipping. The candidate will learn how to operate studio equipment.

On completion the intern will have attained skills in the techniques involved in the production of ceramics including slab work, slip casting and mould pressing, slip and glaze decorating. Also basic administration, sales and customer relation skills will be covered.

Required skills:
– Ability to work independently on own initiative.
– Good manual command and willingness to learn new skills.
– Good communication skills.
– Good timekeeping.
– Ability to manage and fulfill tasks.
– Good attention to detail.
– Basic knowledge and/or interest in the ceramics sector highly desirable.

Please Note: This is an internship under the Job Bridge Scheme. The candidate must be eligible to partake in the scheme. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. See eligibility criteria above.

If interested, please, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Karo,

Education Internships at the National Gallery of Ireland

National-Gallery-of-IrelandNational Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square W, Dublin 2

The purpose of the Education Department is to advance the National Gallery of Ireland’s mission by ensuring that opportunities exist for the largest numbers of individuals to find their own level of intellectual, physical and emotional involvement with the works of art in the national collection.

The Education team is responsible for the public programme of tours, workshops, lectures, public events and activities at the National Gallery of Ireland. The Education Department also provides services for Teachers, Schools & Youth, and in an Outreach & Community Engagement capacity. The Department seeks Graduate Interns who will be interested in assisting in the administration, coordination and supervision of our wide range of programmes, services and events. The experience and training gained by the intern in the museum and its operations should assist the Intern to take the next steps in their career.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Undertaking Guide’s Training in order to join the NGI Guiding Panel to give wide-ranging tours of the collection (tours are paid on an individual basis).
• Working with the Education team on projects and events on-site, and occasionally off-site.
• Answering public queries by phone and e-mail.
• Supporting the Creative Space Volunteers in keeping the spaces supervised and in optimum condition.
• Assisting the Education team in keeping updated files and databases.
• Supervising the management and feedback of NGI packs: Adult Art Packs, Creative Writing and Drawing Kits and Family Packs.
• Liaising with the front-of-house staff and volunteers regarding education events.
• Supporting the Education team in creating online learning content and educational resources.

The successful candidate will have:

• Third level qualification in Art History or equivalent qualification (a requirement for the Guides’ Panel).
• Excellent IT skills, with a good general knowledge of information management systems.
• Good communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
• Experience of working in a public-facing environment.
• An ability to work to tight deadlines and contribute to reports if necessary.
• An enthusiasm and interest for interning in an arts and heritage cultural institution and is willing to contribute to a positive working environment.

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Kate Jameson
Deadline: Friday 24 April

Internship Opportunity at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

olivier-cornetFrom April 10 2015 – 11am to 6pm – 3 days a week

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is seeking an enthusiastic assistant to help with the daily running of our dynamic gallery. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of gallery management: assistance in the curation of on-site and extra-muros exhibitions and events, administration, promotion (social media and other media), interfacing with artists and customers. The position is for 3 days a week.

This position is unpaid at present but there would be commission on direct sale leads. The job would suit arts administration students and graduates of other art disciplines who are interested in pursuing a career in visual arts, event management or in cultural organisations. Good writing and communication skills a prerequisite. Good time management skills essential for those who need to study as well during office hours.

Applicants with other qualifications or experience will be considered especially in the area of sales, filing and tenders.

C.V. and a short description to be sent to

Signal Arts Centre seeks Web Designer (CE Scheme)

internships and volunteersSignal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Signal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for one position on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.

Candidates shall:
– keep our website updated
– put up events etc.
– Archive old community projects on the website
– Manage all multi media outlets such as Facebook, blog etc
– be prepared to work as part of a team;

If you are interested and would like to apply for this post:

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number will be required – 915047

Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow or by email to:

The deadline for applications is the 30th April 2015.

Summer Internship Opportunity at The Catherine Hammond Gallery

internships and volunteersThe Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, West Cork.

The Catherine Hammond Gallery seeks an intern for July 15 – August 15 to work 35 – 40 hours per week.

The successful candidate will assist with mounting three exhibitions and invigilating a pop-up gallery. She/he will have a knowledge of contemporary art, be articulate and personable, and be familiar with Mac computer software. Lodgings and a small per diem will be provided. The intern must have a car.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to with “Intern Application” in the subject line by April 20th.

Artist in Studio: Community Employment Scheme with Cork Art Support Team

internships and volunteersCork Art Support Team are recruiting for an Artist in Studio position. This position is designed to allow an artist the freedom to concentrate on their work over a one year period with the National Sculpture Factory (NSF) endorsement. The artist would work in their own studio space and would be able to avail of the NSF in-house technical assistance and expertise as required. The artist will also receive administrative assistance from the staff in the NSF office. The artist will also be given the opportunity to develop his/her computer training skills (e.g Photoshop, and Digital imagery, INDESIGN) during their time on scheme.

This is a Community Employment Scheme position and all applicants need to be eligible to apply for same.

CV applications to:
Grainne Creed, CAST, Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Cork

Deadline: Friday 10 of April, 2015

Further information and job description:
T: 021 421 5165

Communication Intern for Glitch Festival at Rua Red: Deadline Extended

red-ruaDeadline: 27 March 

RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre is seeking a Communications intern. The intern will work closely with the marketing team in coordinating and managing its communications strategy for the GLITCH Festival 2015. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities;

– Managing GLITCH related posts to RUA RED’s social media accounts (facebook, twitter, Instagram and pinterest)
– Updating RUA RED website and GLITCH app with GLITCH events and updates.
– Working with Marketing team on developing best practise in terms of SEO and Google AdWords
– Co-ordinating online competitions including sourcing and sending out prizes
– Liaising with key partners in Print & Radio Advertising
– Coordination of the production and distribution of promotional material

It is an unpaid internship but there will be a travel stipend. It is an excellent hands-on learning experience about how a festival and busy arts centre work behind the scenes. Marketing and PR experience is preferable, a background and interest in the arts is essential.

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

For further information and application form call +353 (0)1 451 5860 or see:

Dublin Dance Festival 2015: Call For Volunteers

internships and volunteersVolunteer with the Festival this May and you will discover dance from around the world and close to home, meet new people and old friends, share your skills… and have lots of fun! This year’s Festival involves 25 artists/companies performing over 12 days in 11 Dublin city venues, as well as outdoor events, talks, master classes and a film programme.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 17 April at 5pm.

For further information and an application form:

Internship Opportunity at Sarah Walker Gallery

Positions: Two
From April 2015, start time and duration open to discussion.

Sarah Walker Gallery is seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic individuals to assist with art administration, marketing & promotion, social media and practical aspects of gallery management. We are looking for motivated, energetic, efficient and very ‘hands-on’ individuals to work on all areas of the gallery programme on a part-time basis. The gallery assistants will work closely with artists and the gallery director.

Please note, unfortunately this position is currently unpaid but it does come with free accommodation, ie an apartment in the gallery building. The role is ideal for Arts Administration students, graduates or post-graduates, and for those with a Fine Art or related background looking to pursue a career working within arts organisations.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered if the knowledge and skills required are met.

To apply, please send your C.V. and a brief introduction about your experience by email to with your contact details.

Sarah Walker Gallery, The Pier, Castletownbere, Co Cork


Internship at National Gallery of Ireland: Call for Applications

National-Gallery-of-IrelandTwo documentation internship openings are available in the Exhibitions and Collections Services Department at the Gallery. The job description and person specification can also be downloaded from the NGI website at the following link:



Further information: Raffaella Lanino.
Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
T: 353 (1) 632 5525

The deadline for the applications is the 2 April, 4pm.

Admin Internship Position at Poetry Ireland

poetry-ireland-colourWe currently have an internship position available for an enthusiastic individual who would like to work alongside the Poetry Ireland team for a period of 4-6 months. This position will provide valuable insight, practical skills and experience for an individual who wants to expand their skills in publication, production, marketing and communications and general management associated with poetry and literary arts. This is an opportunity for a motivated individual to work with a busy creative team, build their contacts and develop their skills in one or more of these areas.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 2 April 2015.

Full details at:

Cork Photo 2015 | Call for Volunteers

cork-photoAre you excited about Cork Photo 2015 and interested in helping out?

Now in its second year, this fringe festival runs concurrently with PhotoIreland Festival and celebrates all things photographic. Open to all, the festival embraces freedom and the dynamic use of alternative spaces.

Running for the month of July this year Cork Photo HQ is Camden Palace Hotel. A vibrant hub where all the festival information can be sourced, work can be seen and a series of related events are on offer.

We are currently launching a number of new initiatives and are seeking enthusiastic and reliable volunteers.

Do you love photography?
Are you interested in learning more about Cork Photo and it’s ethos?
Can you communicate well with others?
Do you wake often at night with great ideas for Cork Photo?

All help is greatly appreciated and it is important to us that you have a valuable and enriching experience during the festival. Cork Photo allows you to connect with like minded folk and learn new skills and get first hand experience developing this exciting arts festival.

To register your interest in volunteering email Louise at and tell us a bit about yourself, including the following information:

Emergency Contact details:
Why volunteer with Cork Photo?:
Relevant experience:

For more information, please visit:

Open House Belfast – Contemporary Architecture Festival | Call for Volunteers

open-house-belfast17 – 19 July 2015

PLACE is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting great architecture, design and planning in Northern Ireland. We are currently in the early stages of planning, to host the inaugural Belfast edition of the international OPEN HOUSE events which open up the most interesting and exciting architecture around the world, offering the public an opportunity to discover inspiring new ways of viewing the city, and with the ultimate aim of encouraging more public appreciation of good design and better planning solutions for Belfast.

The OPEN HOUSE concept was developed in 1992 in London and now rolls out annually in 20 cities worldwide and has a massive international following. . The festivals are made possible by the help of architects, designers, volunteers, guides, the generosity of building/site owners and occupiers, and the support of the festival partners.

We believe in the importance of good design to change our experiences, and want to deliver a strong, challenging and inspiring programme for Belfast. We are currently recruiting a team of interested, dedicated volunteer guides, event support and documenters.

Our programme will comprise of making 40 of the most interesting buildings and spaces in the city accessible to the public, free of charge. The programme will be inspiring and diverse, and open modern and contemporary spaces in the forms of buildings, infrastructure, spaces of activity and of potential, as well as designers’ studios.

If you are interested in being involved in the festival we would require one meeting a month before the event to run through the programme and delegate locations and duties based on your interests, and then participation at various points throughout the weekend – official buildings open 10am – 6pm Sat 18th and Sun 19, with an opening event on the evening of Fri 17, a nighttime event on Sat 18, and a closing event on evening of Sun 19.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the festival please contact Maggie Mc Keever at PLACE: / 028 90 23 25 24

Curatorial Internship Opportunities at The Hunt Museum

hunt-logoHunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick

The Hunt Museum is currently seeking applications for 3 and 6-month unpaid internships in its award-winning Education and Public Programmes Department to commence in Summer/Autumn 2015 and Winter 2016. Shorter-term internships (3 months) are also available.

The Hunt Museum offers several 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 Hunt Museum’s Education Department and have the opportunity to develop a project during the period of their internship under the supervision of Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator of Education and Outreach. Recent Education and Public Programme Internship alumni have found paid employment at institutions including the British Museum (UK), Lowry Arts Centre (UK), Bishop’s Stopford Museum (UK), the Centre Pompidou (France), and the Waikato Museum (New Zealand).

We are currently seeking applications for the Education and Public Programmes Curatorial Internship.

Curatorial Internship – Education and Public Programmes (6 or 12 months).

Curatorial interns play a key role in the development of The Hunt’s interpretation, public programmes and education initiatives. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in project management, programme development, interpretation, audience development, and digital media. Past interns have created films, helped curate exhibitions, create and manage festivals and events, contribute to interpretation, present their work at museum conferences, and have even published articles!

Specifications and application form can be downloaded directly from The Hunt’s website here: or request an application pack by emailing

– Summer 2015 (May/June – Nov/Dec 2015): NOW OPEN – please apply ASAP
– Autumn 2015 (1 Sept – 15 March 2016): 5.00pm Friday 15 May 2015
– Winter 2016 (Dec/Jan 2015/6 – 15 June 2016 – ): 5.00pm Friday 25 September 2015

Short-listed applicants will be invited by email to interview 2-3 weeks following the application deadlines above. We regret that due to the volume of applications received only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, and includes works by Renoir, Picasso and Jack B. Yeats. The Museum is housed in an elegant Palladian-style building designed by the Italian architect, Davis Ducart, in 1765. Today, The Hunt Museum is a cultural and artistic centre in Limerick providing a wide range of education, heritage and culture activities including a vibrant schools programme, curatorial lectures and family focused events.

Common Ground seeks Communications and Artistic Programme Support Intern (JobBridge)

internships and volunteersCommon Ground, Goldenbridge Integrated Services Complex, St Vincent Street West, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Common Ground is seeking a motivated individual to support the organisation’s continuing development and growth through the implementation of its communications plan and continued artistic programme.

The intern will work closely with the executive staff team in coordinating and managing its social media accounts, website and public events, researching new funding opportunities and artistic programme support and delivery. It is an opportunity to experience the role and expertise of a dynamic locally based multi-disciplined arts organisation.

For more information please contact: tel: 01 7078766 fax: 01 4548311

Green On Red Gallery Seeks Assistant: Internship

internships and volunteersGreen On Red has recently opened at a new location in Spencer Dock. We now require an intern to work alongside the gallery director to assist with day-to-day gallery coordination and strategic planning activities. This internship will provide valuable insight and practical experience for an individual who wants to expand their skills in gallery work and pursue a career in the fields of contemporary visual art curation or gallery development.


Main Internship Duties:
•    Support the co-ordination and promotion of the Green On Red Gallery
•    Assist with website updates & maintenance of strong online presence
•    Social Media management
•    Office administration & desk support
•    Newsletter & outgoing communications support
•    Cataloguing of art work
•    Assistance with financial administration
•    Arts development research
•    Exhibition preparation and support
•    Technical assistance/ hands-on event support

Time Period and Commitment:
The internship will last from March 2015 for an estimated six months, with the possibility of long-term paid employment (following an Internship appraisal with the gallery director). The intern will work primarily during the hours of 10am and 6pm for 3-4 days per week including some Saturdays.

The Intern will work from the gallery space at Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin. The gallery is open to the public from 10-6pm Wednesday – Friday and on Saturday 11-3pm.

Skills, Experience & Qualities Required:
•    Excellent written, verbal and IT communication skills
•    Intermediate to advanced level of English
•    Experience and/or interest in contemporary visual arts
•    A relevant third-level qualification
•    Self-starter with ability to take direction
•    Enthusiastic and willing to learn within the role.

Induction, Support & Supervision:
•    The Intern will receive an informal induction and on the job training
•    The Intern will be supervised by the Green On Red gallery director
•    The Intern will receive a 6 month appraisal

•    Opportunity to shadow the work of the Green On Red gallery director and gain insight into the management of one of Ireland’s most dynamic galleries
•    Acquire theoretical and practical skills
•    Opportunity to network and develop relationships within the arts community
•    Expand your CV and acquire a professional recommendation

No expenses apply to this position. A laptop/equipment will be provided.

Cover letter (1 page only)
CV (2 Pages Maximum)
Name and contact details of one referee

Applications to E:
Deadline: Thursday 12 March 2015

For more information

RHA Call for Volunteers

RHA_LogoThe RHA is developing a volunteer programme for the gallery. 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.

Although there are currently limited volunteer opportunities, applications are accepted at all times. We keep all applications on our waiting list, and will contact applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability for interviews as volunteer positions become available. Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, basic computer skills, and an understanding that reliability is critical. Listed are the available volunteer positions.

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 any sales from the bookshop and sales of artworks, invigilation on larger exhibitions when required, ensuring the exhibitions are all in good order; the spaces kept tidy and the required equipment and lighting turned on, and other administrative duties.

Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills and have a pleasant phone manner. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Some basic computer knowledge would be desirable and an ability to take initiative and contribute actively and positively to the gallery. Candidates should ideally have an interest in contemporary Irish & International Art.

Volunteers are asked to give at least one day per week for a minimum of two months and a maximum of six months. The front of house daily shift is from 11am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 8pm Wednesdays and 12 – 5pm on Sundays.

Interested candidates should submit their CVs with a covering email to the Front of House Volunteer Co-ordinator

Deadline Sunday 1 March

Triskel Christchurch seeks Digital Marketing Assistant (CE Position)

Triskel-Christchurch-seeks-Digital-Marketing-AssistantTriskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork City

Triskel Christchurch is now recruiting for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join their team.

– Assisting with the administration of the organisation’s social media accounts.
– Assisting with planning and implementing digital marketing campaigns with a view to audience development.
– Researching upcoming events to create engaging content.
– Integrating with marketing undertaken by visiting artists and companies.
– Assisting with management, distribution and filing of publicity material.
– Taking part in promotional events and setting up display.
– Assisting the marketing team with all aspects of running the department.
– Following organisation guidelines and protocol while undertaking your duties.

The role takes place over 19.5 hours, mostly Monday to Friday but some evening and weekend hours will be scheduled at times. The successful candidate will report to the PR & Marketing Manager.

– CE Eligibility
– A love of culture and the arts
– Great personality to act as organisation ambassador
– Creative thinking and lots of energy
– Team player, easy to get along with
– Familiar with social media and it’s changing landscape
– An aptitude for content writing
– Keen interest in digital marketing
– An interest in audience development
– Consciousness worker who pays attention to detail

Email a cover letter telling us why you are suitable for the role and a CV (including PPS no.) outlining your career history to Mary Rose Murphy: before 8pm February 20th 2014.

This is a developmental opportunity; no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival | Call for Volunteers

diffThe Volunteers Department, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, 13, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 2

Crazy about Cinema, Mad about Movies, Fanatical about Film?

Volunteers are an enthusiastic, committed army of ‘cinema soldiers’ (or in the words of Joss Whedon ‘A Pretorian Guard’) who selflessly give up their free time to make sure that our audiences enjoy their festival experience. They can be found from all ages, occupations and nationalities, generously lending themselves to staffing various departments and venues for the festival period. They can be found everywhere from the lobbies welcoming the patrons, to assisting with back of house duties with box office and production, to liaising with our guests in hospitality.

Volunteering is a fantastic way to experience the cinematic celebration that the festival brings to Dublin each year, and presents a wonderful opportunity to gain first hand experience into how an event of this scale is managed and organised. But not only this, volunteering becomes a community that lives beyond the festival, evolving into both social and professional circles in The Arts.

Though primarily a vital element to ensuring the smooth running of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, our Volunteer Programme is fast becoming a force unto itself that sees many individuals returning year after year and so contributing to the festival’s continued success.

How to volunteer with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival?

Download our application from January 23rd for 2015’s festival at and email it back to us by February 20th 2015. Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact us at

Deadline for Applications is the 20th of February 2015 by 5pm sharp.