Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

CarveOn seeks Craft Studio Assistant (JobBridge)

InternshipCarveOn, Unit 7, Rathgorragh, Kill, Co. Kildare As part of the JobBridge Pilot Scheme for the Craft Sector run by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCOI) and the National Internship Scheme we are looking for an intern. The intern will gain experience in a successful start-up environment with both national and international focus and will be trained with the hopes of making the position permanent at the end of the internship. The successful applicant will gain experience in the following areas:
- Selection, preparation, cutting and finishing of leather, wood & wool to make our range of accessories.
- Order management from origination, through to customisation, production and shipping.
- Use, modification and creation of design files using vector based software for use in production and customisation.
- Operation of one of two state of the art CO2 Laser machines (two of the largest of their type in the country).

We would like the intern to have the following:
- Strong work ethic and appetite for learning.
- Proficiency in one or more of the Adobe Design programs, preferably Adobe Illustrator or Autocad (if even self taught).
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Proximity to our workshop and own transport would be important as we are just outside public transport routes – we are off Exit 6 on the N7 near Kill (Map). It is a 40min drive from Dublin’s City Centre.

Apply by emailing a brief cover letter and C.V. to: JobBridge listing: |

Platform Arts | Call for Co-Directors

platform_artsPlatform Arts, 1 Queen St, Belfast, BT1 6EA

Platform Arts is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of Co – Director.

Platform was founded on the basic principle of supporting and promoting the creation of innovative contemporary art. Its mission is to actively promote the creation, presentation of and access to contemporary art through its studio, gallery and education programs.

A rolling board of voluntary directors is responsible for the running of Platform, this is drawn from both studio members and external applicants. It is the responsibility of the Directors to manage the operational, administrative, public and financial affairs of Platform Arts. Each Co-Director term lasts two years.

Platform Arts is currently seeking hands-on directors with a particular interest in, but not limited to:

  • Funding for the arts
  • Administration and Finance
  • General Management

If you are interested in applying for a position as Co-Director please download the director specification and application form.

Please send a PDF version of your completed form including a copy of your C.V max (2 pages) and a completed Monitoring Form to with the subject line Platform Arts Directors by 6pm on 4th August

The Centre Culturel Irlandais | International Placement Opportunity

The Centre Culturel IrlandaisThe Centre Culturel Irlandais will offer a one month placement to a dynamic arts professional who wishes to gain international experience. The successful candidate will work alongside CCI’s director in the lead up to Nuit Blanche, the contemporary art festival which takes place on 4 October this year in the 5ieme arrondissement, Paris.


  • The placement must take place in September.
  • This is an unpaid position, however travel expenses from Ireland and accommodation will be covered by CCI.
  • Accommodation will be offered in the Centre Culturel Irlandais for the duration of the placement (a single ensuite room with access to a kitchen).
  • If required, time may also be allocated to work on personal projects or to fulfill work commitments. This should be stated in the cover letter.


  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in the arts sector, in arts programming or marketing for a venue or festival
  • Conversational French (to Leaving Cert level or the equivalent)
  • Excellent knowledge of and a passion for the contemporary Irish arts scene and ideally with experience of collaborative arts practice

During the month-long placement the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside resident artists, to assist with a pop-up arts café, to assist in the production of a new performance work by Amanda Coogan for Nuit Blanche, to liaise with Irish press and to have access to the French network of centres culturels (

If you wish to be considered for a placement, please email send CV and cover letter to Nora Hickey M’Sichili at before Monday 21 July at 2pm.

For more information on the Centre Culturel irlandais, please consult:

The Arts Office, Galway | Internship Opportunity (JobBridge)

internships and volunteersBased in GALWAY CITY
Ref. INTE-854241

The intern will gain practical experience in an environment that combines a variety of arts forms and an active community participation demension. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following; liaising with professional arts practitioners, IT skills, event management, data management, press and publicity.

On completion the intern will have attained skills in IT skills in driving marketing strategies (databases, social media marketing tools)

To apply:

Arts Office Assistant – Internship Reference No. is 854241

Art Project Assistant | Internship Opportunity

internships and volunteersDeadline: 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.

Skills Required:

  • 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

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.

The Model seeks Front of House and Volunteer Coordinator (CE Scheme)

the_modelThe Model, The Mall, Co. Sligo

The Model is seeking a Front of House and Volunteer Coordinator to assist with the management of The Model’s customer service team at our busy reception desk, and with our gallery invigilating team. The position of Front of House and Volunteer Coordinator plays a central role in supporting the maintenance of the highest standards of customer/visitor satisfaction and promotion of all events at the Model. Good communication, organisation and computer skills are key to this role. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. A background in sales, tourism or a service industry is an advantage, as is an interest in the arts.

The position is available under the DSP Community Employment Scheme and involves nineteen and a half hours per week. The workweek will regularly include weekends and evenings.

Please confirm eligibility with your local DSP office before you submit an up-to-date CV and letter of interest to Anne Bucknell at The Model or via email to

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5.30 on Friday 27th June.

Internship Opportunity at Atom Split Games

atom-splitAtom Split Games, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

We are Atom Split Games, Thurles based design and development company. We create games, apps, websites and more. We are currently looking for an intern to join our team and support the current artist.

We have an opening for an unpaid art intern to join our crew. As part of our team, you will get to work on our latest projects and IP, gain a lot of experience, learn new programs, make a few friends & build those industry connections.

Experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and the ability to work to deadlines are essential. We will train you up in everything else.

Drop us an email with your CV & portfolio if you’re interested

Ruhama seeks Sewing/Textiles Tutor (Volunteer Position)

ruhamaRuhama, Senior House, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Ruhama are a Dublin based charity that supports women affected by prostitution including victims of sex trafficking. We are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Sewing/Textiles artist to facilitate a weekly women’s group.

We will be holding a Volunteer Information Evening Wednesday 18th June for anyone interested in finding out more.

If you would like to attend, please contact our Volunteer Manager Tara at our offices or check out our webpage for more details.



Tom Byrne ‘Saints & Scholars’ Exhibition | Exhibition Invigulator Needed (Volunteer Position)

We are looking for an exhibition invigilator for Tom Byrne’s ‘Saints Scholars’ Exhibition currently running at the Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street Dublin 2.

Exhibition runs up until Thursday 26th June
opening hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 4pm

Please apply to: