Work at The Ark

Employment, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities at Ireland's only dedicated Children's Cultural Centre.

Short-Term Internships Unpaid

The Ark is currently seeking energetic and enthusiastic interns who have a keen interest in working with children, to work on two of our Summer 2017 programmes

By joining us, you can enjoy the benefits of learning new skills, be part of delivering an exciting programme and gain the opportunity to contribute as part of a dedicated team in a leading cultural centre. 

Internship 1: Music Programming Internship
Tue 30 May to Fri 30th June
Duration:
5 Weeks
Working hours:  9.30am to 5.30pm with some flexibility during schools programme.
Days of work: The internship will be 5 days per week.
Schedule: A mixture of weekday and weekend work will be required and a timetable will be confirmed with the intern prior to starting the position.

This role will involve assisting the Music Programmer and all the programme musicians in delivering the programme for Midsummer Music - a season of music workshops and performances for children across a range of music genres, styles and approaches.

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Internship 2: Visual Arts Programming Internship
Tue 27 June - Sun 23 August
Duration:
8 Weeks
Working hours:  10am to 5.30pm
Days of work: The internship will be 3-4 days per week.
Schedule: A mixture of weekday and weekend work will be required and a timetable will be confirmed with the intern prior to starting the position.

The Visual Arts Programming Intern will provide support on all aspects of our visual arts programme The Beautiful Beasts, including assisting, supervising and encouraging children while they are visiting the exhibition and participating in events and workshops. You will also assist the artists in the delivery, daily preparation and clear up of the workshop area.

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Volunteer at The Ark Volunteer

If you attend an event at The Ark, one of the first people you will meet is most likely a volunteer. For every programme we run, we are indebted to our volunteers for their support. They play a central part in helping to create an engaging, inclusive and safe atmosphere for all our visitors. We are continually impressed by their generosity with their time, skills and enthusiasm. We wouldn’t be who we are without them. Volunteering at The Ark is ideal for people who are both interested in the arts and wish to gain experience in working with children in a creative environment. We are currently recruiting volunteers for our autumn/winter season. If you feel you would enjoy helping children and families during events at the Ark, and are interested in joining our panel of volunteers, we would love to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • The rewards of working with children and young people
  • The opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team in a leading cultural centre
  • A rich and varied experience of events that include all sectors of the arts
  • The flexibility to commit to the amount of time you can manage comfortably
  •  Training for the duties required in relation to our programmes
  • Specialist training in our health and safety and child protection policies.

What we're looking for from you:

  • An interest in the arts and in working in a child-centred environment
  • A willing, calm and enthusiastic disposition
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English.

Employment Opportunities (Paid)

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