Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Waterford Healing Arts Trust seeks Assistant Curator (CE Scheme)

internships and volunteersWHAT is recruiting an Assistant Curator (CE Scheme) to assist with the organisation of the exhibition programme and the Art Collection in University Hospital Waterford.

The successful applicant will have:
• An informed interest in contemporary art
• Excellent organisational skills
• Clear and accessible writing skills
• Previous experience of handling visual artworks
• An appreciation of the role of contemporary art within acute hospital contexts

Applicants must contact their local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check their eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number ES-901072 will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.


Post a current CV, contact details for two current referees and a letter of application to: – Mary Grehan, Arts Director, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford.

By Monday, 12th January 2015 at 4pm. Please mark your application ‘Private’. Late applications will not be accepted.


Temple Bar Gallery + Studios seeks Office and Gallery Assistant (JobBridge Scheme)

TBG+S Logo Resized for VAI ListingsTemple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the position of Office and Gallery Assistant, offered under the Job Bridge 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.

Skills & Education:

• Graduate degree in Fine Art, Art History or relevant fields. A Master’s degree will be an advantage.
• High level of competency in team-working, communications, organisational systems, planning and concern for work quality and presentation.
• The ability to work on one’s own initiative and be forward thinking to anticipate problems and possible solutions
• The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the internship period and will be ambitious for their own professional development
• Knowledge of international contemporary art will be a distinct advantage.

Application Process:

• Please email for an application form. The closing date for completed application forms is Friday 9th of January.
• Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including personal strengths, why you would like to work at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and what you feel you could bring to the role.
• Please include the names and contact details of two referees (academic or employers) on your CV.
• The internship is offered for a consecutive nine month period, 32 hours per week, please indicate in your application that you are committed to the full duration of the internship.
• The internship is approved under the JobBridge National Internship scheme and applicants must be eligible under the terms of the scheme. For more information on the scheme and to find out if you are eligible visit

• If you should need more information please contact: Dublin City Council – Woodquay, Human Resources Department, Civic Offices, Woodquay, Dublin 8 or call 01 2225050.

Internship Opportunity at Rossnaree House

internships and volunteersRossnaree House is a historic country house set in the Boyne valley overlooking the world heritage sites of Newgrange and the river Boyne.

Rossnaree House combines a School of Fine Art with a Hidden Ireland guesthouse. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic motivated person with specific interest in arts management.

Areas of responsibility include working closely with the managing director on the continuing development of the school at Rossnaree.

This will include marketing ,website development and programme of events.

Application to:

Closing date : 20th Jan 2015

Interviews 27th and 28th of Jan 2015

Irish Design 2015 | Call for Volunteers

FinalMarkSketches1Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to support ID2015’s exciting programme of exhibitions and events at Dublin Castle in the Coach House, Dublin’s Design Hub for ID2015

By becoming a volunteer with ID2015, you will be involved in a dynamic programme celebrating and promoting Irish design and designers throughout 2015. You’ll be part of a core team who will engage the wider public with this celebration, ensuring a quality experience for national and international visitors to ID 2015 exhibitions and events in the Coach House at Dublin Castle. Key activities would include supporting gallery invigilation, exhibition mediation and interacting with visitors to ID2015 exhibitions and events.

All volunteers must be aged 18 years or older. Volunteers will receive full training with our curators and exhibitions team, a volunteer handbook, special access to selected ID 2015 events and a dedicated staff member to ensure that your ID 2015 volunteering experience is fulfilling and enjoyable.

Interested? Submit your CV along with your name, address, phone number to:

Crawford Art Gallery Seeks Exhibition Assistant (Jobbridge)

internships and volunteersThe intern will gain practical experience in; organising, mounting and marketing exhibitions and devising mediation programmes; use of social media to advertise an exhibition; promotion of an exhibition, liaising with working partners. The intern will also receive internal training in the following: marketing, public relations, displaying of works of art and their care during an exhibition.

On completion the intern will have attained skills in: all aspects of mounting an exhibition and its promotion, general office work including publicity and social media, good museum exhibition practices, and research.

Skills Requirements:
The applicant should have excellent communication and organisational skills. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Filemaker Pro. Knowledge of marketing, digital communications and social media would be an advantage. Creative thinking with good judgment and decision-making ability. Capable of working alone or as part of a team. Third level qualification in Marketing, Fine Arts, Art History or Culture Heritage would be an advantage.

Duration: 9 Months

Education Requirements:
Leaving Certificate Ordinary – A third level qualification in Marketing/Fine Arts, /Art History/Cultural Heritage or similar would be an advantage.

Applicants should read the terms and download the application form here:

Complete and send by email to: or post to: HR Crawford Art Gallery Emmet Place Cork

Deadline 12 December 2014

An Táin Arts Centre seeks Box Office and Administration Assistant (Job Bridge)

an-tainAn Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, is looking for a Box Office and Administration Assistant under the Job Bridge Scheme.

Deadline 26 December.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with an interest in culture to gain hands on experience in working in an arts centre. The position would suit someone who enjoys dealing with people, has a demonstrable interest in theatre/music/art and is comfortable using computers. As part of the scheme, the successful candidate will be mentored in their role, and receive training on box office systems (TicketSolve/Wordpress/Cash Procedures) and customer service.

Applicants should ensure they are eligible for the Job Bridge programme in advance of application. Full details here:

Internship Opportunities at The Icon Factory Art Gallery

internships and volunteersThe Icon Factory, Aston Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

The Icon Factory is an artist’s cooperative, not-for-profit collective based in Temple Bar, run entirely by artists and volunteers. It is dedicated to celebrating Ireland’s cultural heritage through art and creativity.

3 – 6 months internships depending on candidate. Interns required for 1 -3 days per week, there is the option to do some work from home.

This role is open to all interested parties, people with a background in the arts or those who wish to gain experience in arts management, marketing, project administration and the logistics of running an art gallery. Interns will be welcome to put forward their insights and proposals for enhancing the organisation, thereby using their initiative and creativity in the role.

• Working hours are between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m, once the intern has gained a good understanding of the organisation there is the option to complete some tasks from home.
• The position is part-time and unpaid.
• The interns report to the Creative Director/Manager of the Icon Factory.

• Assist The Icon Factory co-operative’s day to day operations: open the Gallery, deal with visitors.
• Promote the mission of the organisation to members of the public.
• Answer enquiries and manage correspondence.
• Work directly with artists.
• Assist with events such as exhibition planning and promotional events.
• Update and manage The Icon Factory website to provide consistent communication.
• Assist with the promotion of The Icon Factory across social media channels.
• Assist in developing an information campaign about the project, PR and Marketing .
• Research artists, initiatives and networks relevant to the organisation.
• Source suppliers for materials.
• Manage databases.
• Work alongside the gallery Director on various projects.

Relevant Applicant Skills:
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Strong interest in the arts.
• Ability to employ creative thinking and to problem solve.
• Excellent time management, ability to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of social media tools.
• Website design/ maintenance.
• Business administration.
• Research skills.
• Experience in Marketing, Advertising and PR.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and graphic design administration is an advantage.

Please send CV and cover letter to Internships Begin 19th January 2015.

Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland Internship

internships and volunteersThe Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland are currently seeking a bright hardworking intern to help in our busy office.

Interns will have the opportunity to assist the Friends of the National Gallery team with daily administration, digital media and marketing, coordination of a wide range of activities such as lectures and day outings, front of house duties and the coordination of our team of volunteers.

It will be a six month unpaid internship consisting of two days per week, starting November. A background and interest in the arts is essential. This would ideally suit a graduate that has just completed their studies in art history/ arts administration.

Skills required: Graphic Design (Photoshop or equivalent), Microsoft Office and knowledge of social media platforms

Applications by email to Laura at

Hunt & Gather seeks Editor (Unpaid Position)

internships and volunteersThe Hunt & Gather “Community” website will focus on some of our own projects, with a heavy focus on the creative community and everything connected to it. It will document and share what inspires the urban residents, native and new, home and away, and what creates the magic of this city. It will focus on the fantasy of the everyday. Dublin is a city with a rich history of artists and writers, but that history should not overshadow the new lifeblood pumping through contemporary Dublin.

We are currently looking for an editor to join our team to manage the content of our new site. While this is an unpaid position it would be suitable for those looking for experience in digital marketing and social media. You would be working with a small team to gain invaluable experience to see the site build from the bottom up.

Responsibilities would include:
• Editing content
• Research
• Managing contributors in regards to content and deadlines

If you are interested please email with a CV detailing your experience.



2015 Dublin Dance Festival Internships

internships and volunteersHere at Dublin Dance Festival we are gearing up for our next Festival, which will take place from 19-30 May 2015.

We are on the look-out for excellent candidates for our DDF Internship Programme, which offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience of working within the arts industry, as well as the chance to learn more about the planning and running of an international festival within a supportive and professional environment.

We are currently recruiting for two internship positions; a Marketing Assistant and a Programme Assistant and
role specifications are available on our website.

To apply, please forward your CV and a cover letter, outlining your relevant experience and your motivation in applying to

N.B. Please make sure to specify which internship position you are applying for.

Application deadline is 5.30pm on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 and shortlisted candidates will be called for interview the week starting the 8th December.

ArtBox Seeks Curatorial Intern

artboxArtBox is currently looking for a curatorial intern to assist exhibitions in the main gallery space at James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.

The chosen candidate will gain valuable experience in arts management, the workings of a contemporary art gallery and assist the Curator in the following:

Exhibition planning and installation/ de-installation, publication proofing, artist liaison, invigilation, gallery website admin., planning of talks programmes / seminars and arts PR/marketing.

This unpaid internship is for a 4 month period consisting of two/ three days per week, beginning December 8th 2015. Experience is preferable but not necessary, a background and interest in the arts is essential. This internship programme would ideally suit an arts student or recent graduate.

All interested parties should send a cover letter with a current C.V. to Hilary at

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 28th.

Curatorial Internship Opportunities at The Hunt Museum

internships and volunteersThe 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 Dec 2014/January 2015 and Summer 2015. 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 or Administration Department and have the opportunity to develop a project during the period of their internship under the supervision of department heads, Dr Dominique Bouchard, Hunt Museum 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 public programme, interpretation 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


  • Winter 2015 (10 Dec – 15 June 2015): NOW OPEN – please apply ASAP
  • Spring 2015 (1 March – 15 September 2015): 5.00pm Monday 12 January 2015
  • Autumn 2015 (1 June – 15 December 2015): 5.00pm Monday 2 March 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.

About The Hunt Museum:
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.

The Joinery | Call for Volunteers

joinerythe Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The Joinery is seeking a volunteer for the final months of 2014. The independent art space will close its doors this December after seven years. We have an exciting programme lined up for the coming months with a number of gigs, events and exhibitions.

We are looking for a motivated, energetic, efficient and very hands-on individual to work on music and gallery events / exhibitions on a part-time basis. Predominantly we are looking for someone to help with the set-up and take-down of shows and events, invigilation of exhibitions and in the general day to day upkeep of a busy multi-use space. This position would suit a student or recent graduate looking to seek hands-on experience in a DIY art space with a fast turnover of events. The position will provide work experience in working as part of a team and the production of live art events.

Please note, unfortunately this position is currently unpaid. There may be up to twelve hours work required a week but the hours are flexible.

Please send a CV along with a letter of application to Jonathan or Will at: Include the subject line as ‘Joinery Volunteer’

Deadline for applications Friday 7th November at 5pm.

Internship Opportunity at Origin Gallery

internships and volunteersOrigin Gallery, 37 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2

Origin Gallery seeks bright confident arts graduates or emerging artists for their Autumn intern scheme.

The successful candidates will gain practical experience in arts administration and arts business development, sales training, communications, organisational systems, event planning, cataloguing and fundraising, working alongside the gallery Director on a number of projects.

Skills Required: Understanding of contemporary art practice, graphic design administration including Microsoft Office. Self motivated, tech savvy and knowledgeable when it comes to social media platforms.

Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress etc. an advantage.

To apply please send cover letter and CV to: or for any queries call 01 6629347