Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Community Employment Scheme Vacancy at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Christchurch-webFacilities/Caretaker Assistant
The position will be in the above area. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Duties will include:
• Assist with upkeep of the building
• Assist with Stocktaking
• Maintain order and cleanliness within the building

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office for further details. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more

Please reply by email:

Summer Internship Opportunities at Irish Design 2015

FinalMarkSketches1Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is seeking enthusiastic summer interns who are passionate about design to support ID2015’s exciting national and international programme of design exhibitions and events.

ID2015 Summer interns will be involved in a dynamic programme, celebrating and promoting Irish design and designers. You’ll be part of a core team who will engage the wider public with this celebration.

The ideal candidate will be a student or recent graduate of a design-based discipline who is hard working, computer literate and interested in developing their career in design. Please note that this position requires a minimum commitment of 3 days per week over a two month period.

Interested? Submit your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in a summer internship with ID2015 to

Digital and Photography Internship at ReFound, Belfast   Recently updated !

internshipReFound are currently looking for a hard-working and passionate intern.

The ideal candidate will have photography and design skills. This is a great opportunity for a design-savvy, computer-literate young person who would like to build a portfolio or gain experience of working in a retail and web business. We currently have an opening for a Digital and Photography Intern. It is a flexible role that can be carried out along side studies or other jobs. Ideally the candidate will be able to provide around 12 to 16 hours a week working with us on photographing stock and creating beautiful imagery to use on our website and social media.

Our internships offer a multi-faceted experience in which creative and technical skills are applied within a project based environment. ReFound allows the opportunity for you to become part of a varied network of creative industries, businesses and people. Previous internships have led to jobs within ReFound or similar related businesses; others have included their work with us on their art college applications to great success! This roles requires photography skills & photoshop/InDesign skills.

We are now welcoming CV’s plus a link to your projects and images with a view to meeting the short-listed candidates in June 2015.

Application by email with the subject line marked: Digital and Photography Internship

NB. Out-of-pocket expenses will be covered (ie public transport/car parking to and from ReFound; a minimum towards lunch).
On The Square Auctions, 1-5 Albert Sq, Belfast, BT1 3EQ

Community Employment Opportunity at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

butlergallerylogoButler Gallery has a vacancy for a weekend Gallery Facilitator under the Department of Social Protection (DSP) Community Employment Scheme. Commencing July 2015 for a 12 month period, the CE vacancy is for 19.5 hours per week, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Closing Date for applications 5th  June 2015

Job description and details regarding eligibility and how to apply are available here:

Belfast Photo Festival 2015 | Call for Volunteers

internships and volunteersThe 2015 Belfast Photo Festival will bring the busiest and most ambitious programme of exhibitions and events ever seen in Northern Ireland. To help realise this we are looking to form a first-class team of volunteers to help us setup and deliver the Festival.

The Festival’s success relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of a group of committed volunteers. The Festival offers volunteers the invaluable experience of working with internationally renowned curators, photographers, publishers and photographic professionals and offers the camaraderie of being part of an international experience. In addition, we will be giving away tickets to a selection of events including a number of those within our VIP programme.

Volunteers Will Receive:
– A Festival T-Shirt
– Tickets to selected film screenings
– Entrance to VIP sections of the Festival
– An end of Festival volunteer party
Belfast Photo Festival will provide training, support and a reference to help your future career. Previous volunteers, who excelled in their roles by showing passion and dedication, have been employed by a number of arts related organisations and businesses (e.g. The MAC & Ulster Museum)

Volunteers Will Gain Experience With:
– Exhibition installation / de-installation
– Exhibition hanging / curation
– Administration and marketing
– Documentation (photographing, filming and editing)
– Stewarding / invigilating events
– Assisting international / national artists
We will make every effort to offer a range of experience and match individuals where possible to particular areas of interest. We are interested in volunteers from all backgrounds and sections of the community.

Join our team and become an integral part of Northern Ireland’s leading visual arts Festival and help deliver the biggest and most spectacular Festival.

Internship Opportunity with The Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland

internships and volunteersNational Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square W, Dublin 2

The 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 May. 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

Ards and North Down Borough Council Seeks Members for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel

internships and volunteersThe role of the Arts and Culture Service is to promote, develop and support the sector in line with Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019. Arts and Culture falls under the Community and Wellbeing Directorate of Ards and North Down Borough Council reporting to the Council via the Community and Culture Committee. The Council is seeking specialist members for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel to advise, endorse and advocate for arts and culture in the Ards and North Down Borough area.

The Arts and Culture Service manages an extensive annual programme of both arts and heritage based events, exhibitions, concerts, creative classes & festivals and provides outreach activity and financial assistance for the Community. The Service oversees the management of North Down Museum and Ards Arts Centre and all associated resources.

There are twelve voluntary positions to fill on the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel and members are sought with specialties and/or demonstrable experience in the following areas:

• Museum & Heritage
• Visual Arts/Crafts
• Literature
• Performance based arts (music, dance, drama etc)
• Community Arts

Panel members will sit alongside five Elected Representatives of Ards and North Down Borough Council. Panel members must be able to attend up to six meetings per year and be willing to discuss all aspects of arts and culture in the Borough. The positions on the Panel are of a voluntary nature and no payments are made in relation to attendance at meetings.

How to Apply
An application form must be completed outlining your relevant experience and suitability for a position on the Panel. Should it be deemed necessary, brief interviews will be held on Monday 1st June 2015.

The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 12pm.
Application forms are available now from:

Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
T: +440 (0)28 91810803


North Down Museum, Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT
T: +44 (0) 28 9127 1200

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: