Category: Internships, Placements and Volunteering

Call for Volunteers for Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin   Recently updated !

tbgsTBG+S is seeking enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to assist with mediation and invigilation of exhibitions.

Volunteers are needed to take on the role of arts mediators. This opportunity could appeal to students, recent graduates and anyone interested in learning more about working in arts management or visual arts practice. Anyone with some knowledge and interest in contemporary art is eligible to apply.

Benefits of volunteering include:
• Working within Temple Bar Gallery +Studios artists’ studios complex located in the heart of the Temple Bar cultural quarter
• Building a knowledge of contemporary art practices
• Developing interpersonal skills within a professional environment, working alongside the TBG+S team
• Mediating the exhibited artworks to the general public and communicating the ideas and premise of the exhibition
• Training and support from TBG+S Visual Arts team
• Access to a curatorial talk with the TBG+S Curator
• Opportunities for volunteering at future TBG+S events and exhibitions

If you are interested in working alongside the TBG+S team and will be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours each week, please write to Please send us a brief CV and tell us why you are interested in volunteering.

Internship | Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary   Recently updated !

Front-Damer-House-smallDamer House Gallery is a non-profitmaking Centre for Contemporary Art. They are offering a placement for a person with an art- related background or someone who is currently studying in a similar field to work as part of their team for July and August of this year. The successful candidate will gain experience in the delivery and management of a new contemporary art space, through a programme of art events and exhibitions.

The Intern will work for two days in the week. The position is unpaid,  however, the intern will receive travel cost and lunch weekly. This will be payable for the period of the internship.

Full details of the internship can be found here: Damer House Gallery – Internship

Application should be sent to;
Damer House Gallery
Damer House and Castle Hreitage Centre, Roscrea
Castle Street
Roscrea / Co Tipperary

or by email to:
T: 0872065111

Volunteer | Impressions Book Exhibition, Galway   Recently updated !

impressions-galwayImpressions book exhibition takes place in The Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

Volunteer Invigilation: 8 to 26 July
Venue Invigilators are valued part of our team and support the producer in maintaining the security of the exhibitions and safety of the public. The role includes welcoming the public, answering general queries on the work and ensuring that visitors abide by CCAM regulations around exhibits. Volunteers should develop a working knowledge of the exhibitions to inform and inspire the public as they immerse themselves in the exhibition.

Volunteer Installation: 27 to 8 June
Showcasing high quality Book Art is a rewarding part of the programme. Helping to hang and install the art is a great insight into how pieces work well together as part of a bigger context. An interest in printmaking is not essential to become a volunteer, but knowledge of Fine Art would be of benefit to both the volunteer and the exhibition.

To register as a volunteer please fill out the form on volunteer section or email directly to

Community Employment Scheme (CE Scheme) | Administrative Assistant at Cork Film Festival

triskelThis is a CE Scheme developmental placement at Triskel Arts Centre, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided with an aim to supporting your career.

Duties will include:
• Assist with all admin duties, including email/internet
• Assist with duties associated with the Festival
• Knowledge of ECDL would be an advantage

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 to

Triskel Christchurch Offers Job Bridge Placement | Operations Assistant

triskelThe Job Bridge candidate will gain practical experience in:
• Assisting Facilities Manager with organising and administration of events at Triskel Christchurch.
• Assist with day to day building management
• Assist with tender management
• Assist with technical, sound and projection
• Assist Box Office and Programmers when required

The Job Bridge candidate will receive formal/informal training in the following:
• Building and Tender Management, Technical, Sound and Projection
• Ticketsolve and Administration

On completion the Job Bridge candidate will have attained skills in:
• Building and Tender Management, Technical, Sound and Projection
• Box Office and administration

Skills Requirements:
Hard worker

Please Note:
This is a Job Bridge Placement. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. You need to check with your local Intreo Office to confirm eligibility.


The Organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Job Bridge placement.

39 weeks / 9 months

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork City
T: (021) 427 2022

Volunteers for Golden Thread project RADIO RELAY

golden-threadThe Golden Thread Gallery is seeking a team of volunteers to work on a major public art commission. Radio Relay will share the magic of radio with new audiences from Northern Ireland and beyond. Graham Fagen and a team of contemporary artists, selected by Golden Thread Gallery, will explore these historic moments and their links to the development of radio. A nationwide arts and participatory programme featuring artists including Paddy Bloomer, Gareth Moore, Sara Morrison, Mhairi Sutherland and Philip Hession will teach you such skills as how to build your own lo-fi radio transmitter, connecting your “ghost voice” with voices from the past. Then, on an action-packed midsummer weekend connecting sites such as Grey Point Fort, Giant’s Ring and the Black Mountain, a flock of silver kites will recreate early experiments in radio antennae, while a swarm of battery operated radios will create an amazing artwork made of sound.

Volunteers will be part of a strong team working together to bring ideas to life. Golden Thread aim to help volunteers gain the skills needed to secure further employment within the arts.
Volunteers get involved in many aspects of the project – everything from assisting artists, administrators and curators, creative workshop support, photographic and technical aid. Golden Thread work with each volunteer to create a tailored role that works for both parties.

The Golden Thread Gallery encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to get involved. For further information please contact Ruth Graham at with Get Involved RADIO RELAY in the subject line.

Please note: this is an unpaid voluntary role. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU
T: +44 28 9033 0920

CE Scheme Placement | Project Assistant at National Sculpture Factory

national_sculpture_factoryDeadline: 27 May

The National Sculpture Factory is currently recruiting for the position of Project Assistant through CE Scheme.
The Project Assistant will support and assist the Director generally and the Programme Manager specifically in delivering and promoting the NSF programme of events, lectures, workshops, specific art projects, residencies and more.

Key tasks:

  • Assisting in the planning and delivery of NSF projects
  • Working on NSF project promotional materials
  • Promoting and integrating NSF projects on the website, face book, twitter etc. and other digital platforms
  • Preparation of print materials
  • The Projects Assistant will also be called upon to complete general office duties such as answering the telephone, photocopying, and mail out assistance and general office administration.
  • The Participant will be given the opportunity to work with artists and other art professionals, and gain knowledge of the wider visual arts communities at a national and international level. This is an ideal position for someone heading in the direction of arts administration/project management

Key skills:

  • Experience in using Mac and PC desirable or, if not, a willingness to learn on the job.
  • Some experience of the arts sector desirable but not essential.
  • Flexibility may be required as person may be required to work outside of office hours during project delivery times and in terms of the variety of tasks that may need to be done.
  • Design skills /Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign programme knowledge desirable but not essential.
  • Social networking skills/ Facebook / Linked In / Twitter

Part-time position, 19.5 hours per week.
To apply send a CV to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork
T: +353 21 431 4353

Volunteer Gallery Assistants at Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry

cill-raillaigDeadline: 15 May

The renowned Cill Rialaig centre has a limited number of places available for arts graduates or emerging artists who want to learn how an arts organisation works, exhibition curating, managing workshop programmes, general arts administration including arts presentation and art selling.

3 month volunteer programme with accommodation provided.
Good computer skills and graphic design abilities welcomed.
Driving license and own car an advantage.

To apply please send a C.V. and cover letter to
Programme begins 1st June, interviews to be held in Dublin and Kerry.

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

Job Bridge Placement | Community Outreach Assistant at The Hunt Museum

hunt-museum-logo1Deadline for applications: 14 May

This is a nine month Job Bridge Placement; an allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to the candidate’s current social welfare.

The Community Outreach Assistant will assist the Education and Outreach Curator in the effective delivery of off-site programming. the candidate will gain practical experience in administration of community projects, coordinating volunteers and marketing. The candidate will receive formal/informal training in the following: volunteer management, marketing, program evaluation and data entry. On completion the candidate will have attained skills in community engagement, marketing and program delivery.

To apply please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

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The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833

Pallas Projects/Studios Seeking Volunteers

pallasPallas Projects/Studios are offering volunteer positions at their studio and gallery space in the Coombe, 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, events 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 production and management and is a stepping stone towards other opportunities in the visual arts.

Please send your CV and a very brief cover letter and use the subject line ‘Pallas Volunteers’ when submitting applications at More information about Pallas can be found at

Open Call | 126 Internship Placements 2016

126-internshipsDeadline for applications: 1 June

126 extends an open call to graduates who wish to participate in their 2016 Internship programme. Four interns will be selected for a six month internship running from July to December 2016. The interns will be mentored by the board members and will gain experience in all aspects of running the gallery including (but not limited to): fundraising, applications, curation, marketing, archiving, web design and arts administration. The internship culminates in a project, exhibition or event to be developed and curated by the interns under the mentorship of the 126 board and to take place at 126 in December.

* PLEASE NOTE: 126 is an artist led, non profit organisation run voluntarily by a board of professional artists who undertake all aspects of running the gallery. As such, this is an unpaid opportunity.

Please include a CV and images of recent work (max. 10) and a letter of interest (max 350 words), which should include your expectations for the project in one Pdf document.

Applications should be emailed to:
Please the subject line: “Internship Programme 2016” in your application email.

The deadline for applications is June 1st 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 6 June and the internship will begin on Monday 4 July.

The first month of the programme is an induction period to allow the interns to settle into the gallery and into Galway. However the Galway International Arts Festival runs from the 11 to 24 July and is a great opportunity to immediately become involved in the work of the gallery.

Please note that internship at 126 is not a prerequisite for becoming a board member. Applications to become board members from all artists, including recent graduates, are welcomed throughout the year.

Please contact internship coordinators, Cliodhna Timoney or Blaithin Hughes with any inquiries, by emailing:

JobBridge Placement | Education Programme Coordinator at CIT

CIT_CCAD_gallery_logo-300x211Deadline: 28 April, 5pm
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork

Applications are invited for an Exhibition Programme Coordinator through JobBridge Placement. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to the candidate’s current Social Welfare payment.

With the JobBridge Placement the candidate will gain practical experience in the day-to-day running of a contemporary art gallery, including dealing with artists, students and the general public, assisting with the development of an education programme, offering curatorial assistance to exhibiting artists, arts marketing, events management and fundraising.
The person will receive formal/informal training in the following areas: PR and Marketing, Health and Safety, Project Management and IT. CIT will aim to offer access to specific aspects of relevant academic modules, as appropriate to the identified training needs of the successful candidate, for example, in PR and marketing, Arts Education, Art History etc.

Experience: No prior experience is required, however, a commitment to the field demonstrated by work experience would be an advantage.
Education: Third Level – BA or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

This is a 9 month JobBridge Placement. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to the candidate’s current Social Welfare payment.

For more information about this JobBridge placement and to download the application form please visit:
Completed forms should be sent to

Please see for further information and FAQ for details about eligibility.

Call for Volunteers | Invigilators for Future Histories

future-historiesFuture Histories as part of ART:2016 (21 May 2016) seeks enthusiastic and committed invigilators to join our team and assist us in facilitating 16 artists in presenting their work over 12 hours in the unique historic setting of Kilmainham Gaol. This will be an amazing opportunity to witness and assist in the creation of Future Histories a 12-hour live performance art and digital media event at Kilmainham Gaol. Sixteen Irish artists and an historical archeologist will respond to the site and its iconic, historical associations with the 1916 Easter Rising. Exploring themes of nationality, freedom and gender through time-based performances, the invited artists will engage with the centenary commemoration by creating contemporary perspectives on our shared past, conflicts, crises and passions in relation to the Rising and its greatest monument, Kilmainham Gaol.

As an invigilator you will be expected to attend a training session and site visit before the Future Histories event.

Please mail Niamh at for more information
Future Histories, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin 8
00353 86 8499 649
Saturday 21 May 2016 10.00- 22.00

EVA International Volunteer Call Out

eva_logo EVA International are looking for volunteers who are passionate about culture and Limerick City to volunteer between the 14th of April and 17th of July.

This is a unique volunteering opportunity to:
–  work alongside a huge range of talented people, future friends and collaborators
–  help promote and contribute to Limerick as a friendly, passionate and cultural city
–  get hands on experience working with an large scale art exhibition, interacting with a diverse local and international audience
–  make a significant contribution to the life, vibrancy and culture of your city

For more information download our full volunteer description and fill out our application form on our website.


Curatorial Internship at The MAC, Belfast

MAC-belfastDeadline for Applications: Tuesday 5 April, 4pm
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, Part Time
Place of work: MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ
Reports to: Senior Curator
Period of work: May 2016 – March 2017. 2 days per week over 11 months (44 weeks/616hours)
Salary: £18,200 pro rata (£6,160)

The MAC is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Intern who will work alongside our Curator and report to our Senior Curator. This role will assist with the broad range of activities involved in the realisation of the visual art programme at the MAC.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
• In consultation with the curatorial team undertake research towards upcoming exhibitions.
• Support the curatorial team regarding logistics and registrar duties, including transport arrangements for work coming in and out of the MAC.
• Liaise with artists and technicians during the realisation of work.
• Organise travel and accommodation for artists, visiting speakers and guests.
• Support the curatorial and technical teams in the installation and condition checking of work.
• Support the curatorial and marketing teams to develop online and printed text materials for public, press, and social media activity around the exhibition programme.
• Support the curatorial team in the development and delivery of a programme of talks, screenings, performance events, seminars and short academic symposia.
• Complete general administration tasks on behalf of the curatorial team, including updates to internal databases and other registers, as well as administering filing systems.

For full job description and application pack see:

The applicants who fit the specifications outlined above most closely will be shortlisted for interview, so please make sure you tell us everything relevant to your application.

Application is by CV noting relevant work experience, and a cover letter of no more than 2 A4 pages outlining why you are interested in the position.

Please email your application to by 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2016.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18 April 2016.

Open Call for Volunteers | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

TBGS-Logo-250Deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12 April at 5pm. Commencing in late April 2016.

This is a part-time six month unpaid position, with volunteers working three days per week with the administrative team at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. This programme is designed to extend the volunteer’s knowledge and understanding of how a visual art organisation functions. It is aimed towards graduates of fine art, art history or related degree programmes or arts management post-graduate programmes who are interested in starting or developing a career in arts administration or exhibitions’ curation.

Duties will include assisting with general administrative tasks across a range of areas including development, arts programming, education, outreach, studios, marketing and fundraising. The small team at TBG+S is looking for a highly motivated person with excellent administrative and communication skills who can work well within a team as well as on their own initiative. The successful candidate(s) will need to be fully committed to the position for the full duration of the six months.

Please send your CV and a letter of interest to:

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0)1 671 0073

Open Call for Volunteer Gallery Assistant at Sarah Walker Gallery, Co. Cork

Sarah-walkerFrom April through September 2016, start time and duration open to discussion.

This position is currently unpaid but free accommodation is provided with an apartment in the gallery building.

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. The successful applicant will be an energetic, efficient and very ‘hands-on’ individual. Gallery assistants gain experience working on all areas of the gallery programme on a part-time basis.

The gallery assistant will work closely with artists and the gallery director.  The role is suitable 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
T: 027 70387 or 086 890 2338

Volunteers Needed, Helium Arts in Cork, Dublin and Waterford

heliumlogoHelium Arts needs volunteer exhibition invigilators, Cork, Dublin and Waterford. Helium Arts is a children’s arts and health organisation, giving sick children respite through the arts.

Our Cloudlands project brings creativity to teenagers living with chronic illness in hospital settings. Helium’s artists work one on one with teenagers to develop work based on the ideas, interests and experiences of the individual teenager. We are getting set to launch a national Cloudlands tour, bringing for the first time, the stories of teenagers in hospital into the public sphere.

When: April 25nd – 28th | Where: The Atrium, Cork City Hall | Times: 10am to 5pm, to be split into two shifts among a number of volunteers | Induction: April 22nd , 2pm – 3pm. (All volunteers are asked to attend induction)

When: May 23rd – 25th and May 30th – June 1st | Where: Artbox, 3 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1 | Times: 11am – 5pm?| Induction: 19th May 2pm – 3pm. (All volunteers are asked to attend induction)

When: April 1st and 2nd, and 5th – 9th | Where: Garter Lane Arts Centre | Times: 10am – 5pm | Induction: March 31st, 2pm – 3pm. (All volunteers are asked to attend induction).

For more information about this volunteer role, please contact by Anna by email – or telephone – 086 351 1860
For more information about Helium Arts and the Cloudlands project, please visit:



Volunteers Needed for Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition

EdgeoftheReal-RogerBallen-June620136The 2016 Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition are looking for a team of volunteers to help setup and deliver the Festival. Festival dates are 3rd April – 30th May 2016

Volunteers will gain experience with: Exhibition installation / de-installation, administration and marketing, documentation (photographing, filming and editing), stewarding / invigilating events and assisting 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.

Triskel Arts Centre seeks Social Media Assistant (CE Scheme)

christchurch-outsideTriskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork

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.

– Operating Triskel Arts Centre Facebook and twitter accounts
– Keeping up to date with venues events and promote responsibly through social media platforms
– Assist with marketing department duties including distribution, displays, and support to other dept members
– A love of the arts and popular culture as well as an aptitude for social media and marketing would be an advantage.

– CE Eligibility
– Great personality to act as organisation ambassador
– Team player easy to get along with
– Familiar with operating a computer
– Used to dealing with the public
– Ability to keep calm in busy or stressful situations

Email your CV (including PPS no) to Mary Rose Murphy: before March 29th 2016.

Triskel Arts Centre is one of Irelands leading cultural institutions based in the heart of Cork City. It was founded in 1979 and five years ago the organisation restructured moving the main venue into the stunningly restored adjacent Christchurch and welcoming independent organisations Plugd, Gulpd, The Black Mariah and Theatre Development Centre into the new shared HUB space.

Triskel Christchurch is a multi-disciplinary space offering the public a heritage venue, cultural cinema, live music, visual art, literary events, educational workshops, an alternative wedding venue and more. The space is usually open seven nights a week and Tuesday to Saturday open from 10am as a gallery and heritage space.