Category Archives : Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Dublin Live Art Festival 2014 | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersDublin Live Art Festival 2014 (24-28 September) seeks enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join the DLAF14 team and help us bring the best of live performance artists and art to Dublin during our five day festival.

This will be an amazing opportunity to witness and assist in the creation of over fifty International and Irish artist’s live performance art work as well as attend our seminar events, workshops and presentations taking place in MART and off site on the streets of Dublin.

Please mail Niamh at for more information

Open House Dublin | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersOpen House Dublin, from October 17th-19th

Are you enthusiastic, friendly, LOVE architecture and your city?

Why not volunteer for Open House Dublin(OHD), a city-wide celebration of buildings, places and neighbourhoods! OHD is the biggest architectural event in Ireland, running from October 17th to 19th 2014, and a successful platform that encourages architectural interest and awareness among the general public.

Every year hundreds of great people get involved with the IAF to make the weekend fun and accessible to all. We need YOU to bring a unique, enriching experience to our audience.

In recognition of your role, you’ll gain priority access to first-come first-served buildings during the weekend and by attending our Volunteer Training Session, get a chance to meet other great people who share an interest in culture and the vitality of our city.

OHD wouldn’t be possible without you and to thank you for generously volunteering your time the IAF gather everyone together for a party on the Sunday evening.

If you’d like to get involved, contact Rachel at or click HERE to sign up.

Extra bonus: volunteer architects can claim structured CPD points.

For more information, please visit: or email

Sample-Studios seeks Volunteers for Gallery Assistant Programme

internships and volunteersSample-Studios, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

Sample-Studios is currently recruiting for volunteers in our Gallery Assistant programme as well as ongoing Administrative Support positions. Positions can be designed around a specific set of practices or duties for a specified duration, or attached to a specific project. These are unpaid volunteer positions and are open to both graduates and professionals in the arts sector as well as people looking to upskill in the areas. Positions are available for three to six month duration with a minimum commitment of 1 day a week. Volunteers will fully inducted into the team as well as being offered training opportunities.

Administrative Support volunteers will be able to directly engage with over 80 contemporary practitioners of the arts and gain unparalleled training opportunities in the key skills of working in a centre for contemporary arts in Cork City.
Daily administrative, clerical, accounting and legal duties including:

  • Assisting in taking minutes at committee and members’ meetings.
  • Liaising and supporting Sample-Studios member artists.
  • Assisting with coordinating new/leaving members.
  • Maintaining information databases and organisational systems.
  • Assistance with website and social media development.
  • Marketing; promotions and public relations.
  • Fundraising; grant and sponsorship research and application.

Gallery Assistant volunteers will be able to directly engage in the handling and install of curated exhibitions as well as the unique opportunity to meet and work with numerous curators and contemporary practising artists. Key tasks will for this position will include:

  • Working on project promotional materials.
  • Promoting and integrating projects on the website, facebook, twitter etc.
  • Support in installation/take down of exhibitions.
  • Support in preparation and execution of events and openings
  • Shared invigilation of exhibitions.

To apply, simply send a CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, and what areas you are specifically interested in to

Closing date for applications is 30th September 2014

Project Coordinator and Researcher – Internship Opportunity at Pallas Projects/Studios (Job-Bridge Scheme)

pallasPallas Projects/Studios, 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

Pallas Projects/Studios are seeking a bright, motivated graduate to be part of our team, as a Project Coordinator and General Assistant under the Job-Bridge initiative. If you are eligible under the scheme, and want to embark on a career in the visual arts, we want to hear from you!

The intern will gain practical experience in coordinating and researching projects for the gallery/project space and the day-to-day operations of Pallas Projects/Studios, which is a long-running, nationally and internationally recognised artist-run contemporary art gallery and studios organisation.

The successful applicant will receive formal/informal training in the following: exhibition design, installation, research, curation and gallery/studios management. On completion the intern will have attained valuable skills in various aspects of working in a contemporary art organisation. Applicants must have a keen interest in arts and culture and in particular contemporary art. They should be motivated and enthusiastic and be able to take the initiative when necessary.

Applicants should send a PDF letter of interest detailing why they are a good candidate for the position and a CV emailed to: with PALLAS JOB BRIDGE APPLICATION in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Thursday the 14th of August 2014

For more information on the Job Bridge position and activities and history of PP/S visit

The Collaborative Artists Company – Production Team | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersThe Collaborative Artists Company is Ireland’s newest live performance production company and performance laboratory.

After the success of our debut industry performance at the Chocolate Factory Dublin we are currently in pre-production for our next upcoming live performance event. If you are a new emerging talent looking to make your mark and establish yourself in the world of live performance we want to hear from you! CAC will be putting together a team of diverse and skilled artists who will work side by side over the coming months to create new live performance material which is scheduled to be performed later in the year.

If your skill is not mentioned on the list but you would like to apply it to creating live performance material we would really like to hear from you. The positions we are looking to fill are as follows:

  • Producer
  • Stage Manager
  • Choreographer
  • Music/Sound Composer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Costume/Textile/Fashion Designer
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Set Designer
  • Painter
  • Visual Artists – Painters/ Video etc..
  • Writers/Playwrights
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Artist
  • Graphic Designer

The commitment for this project will consist of two, three hour sessions per week (Pre-Production meetings) for the first month and a revision of this scheduling will be made for the last two months (Rehearsal Period) coming up to the performance date .

If you would be interested in joining the team you can email us at with your statement of interest, a detailed description of your experience to date (Including training) and where applicable links to your work etc.

(Please note that these are none paid positions but all artists will be included in the profit share from any profits made for the performances after productions costs have been deducted)

VISUAL seeks Gallery Assistant (JobBridge)

visualVISUAL, Old Dublin Rd, Carlow

VISUAL are seeking an outstanding individual with a passion for the visual arts, to assist in the delivery of their engagement and outreach programme. The candidate will gain practical experience relating to the planning and programming of events, workshops and special exhibition related projects within a busy public institution.
The candidate will work closely with the Galleries Coordinator at VISUAL, as well as the entire creative team responsible for delivering programme and events.

In this role the candidate will assist the Galleries Coordinator in organising ongoing programming around gallery exhibitions. The candidate will gain experience in developing and delivering VISUAL’s talks and lectures series, workshops, gallery schools programme, exhibition related events and gallery social evenings. The candidate will also have the opportunity to lead on their own initiatives and help to devise programmes for engagement with schools and young people.

This is a 9-month placement (40 hours per week) where an allowance of €50 is paid on top of your current social welfare payment.

Skills Requirements
Ability to work within a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Professional demeanor. Excellent Microsoft Office and IT skills. Excellent organisational skills with great attention to detail. Ability to prioritise tasks, to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others. An awareness and understanding of the visual arts.
Apply by Friday 7th of August 5pm 2014 with CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this position to

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: