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Visual Arts Internship with Galway International Arts Festival (volunteer role)

Employer Galway International Arts Festival
Job Type Gallery, Museum or Library
Location Galway, the West and Northwest
Specific Location Galway city
Salary no salary
Closing Date 31/05/2022


Galway International Arts Festival takes pride in helping to develop Ireland’s next generation of cultural producers and workers.

The GIAF Visual Arts Internship Programme (VAIP) was created to enhance visitors’ experience in the Festival Gallery as well as to provide interns with an intensive and rewarding experience in the visual arts. It is intended that VAIP serve as a pathway to improved career prospects in this and related fields.

VAIP interns act as the core group of invigilators in GIAF’s main Festival Gallery, greeting visitors, answering queries and taking responsibility for their experience at the venue. Interns must be fully available from 07-24 July (training takes place from 7 to 10 July) Participants are trained on the artist(s), artwork and visitor engagement techniques. Interns participate in professional development seminars, artist talks, special events such as the GIAF Visual Arts Launches and Wrap Party and other activities.

Optional intern activities include participating in Digital Media Workshops and presenting a Reflection Project at the end-of-Festival Reflection Session. After successful completion of the internship, interns will receive a physical certificate and a digital badge, courtesy of NUI Galway, for digital and CV use


Application is open until the end of May here: Visual Arts Internship Programme | Galway International Arts Festival (

Candidates will be called for a short interview (on Zoom) and successful candidates will be notified before the end of June.

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