Work at The Ark

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

Artist Development Paid

We are delighted to be able to announce the first of our PUSH international residential Labs which will take place at Lyra, Edinburgh from 30 January-6 February 2017.

PUSH is a Creative Europe-funded project led by Imaginate (Scotland) alongside Cultuurcentrum Hasselt (Belgium), The Ark (Ireland), Aabendans (Denmark) and Scenekunstbruket (Norway).  Over two years, we will explore three topics within theatre and dance for young audiences.  Artists from all partner countries will be invited to apply to participate in one of three residential Labs

Open Call for an Ireland-based Artist for Lab 1
This application is for the Gender and Sexual Identity Lab which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Ark is selecting two artists to attend this Lab, one artist by invitation and one artist by application. All artists will be paid a fee of €800 and €320 in per diems for the 8 days plus return travel to the Lab and self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh (this Lab is fully residential requiring all participants to stay in the same accommodation).

We are looking for artists involved in making theatre and dance, ideally you will have made work for young audiences before (or can show us a strong interest). While we would like to assemble group of artists at different stages of their career,  due to the complexity of an international residency it’s unlikely to be suitable for artists still studying or who have very recently graduated. See the Information & Guidelines link below for more information.

The Ark selection panel will include Aideen Howard, Director and Maria Fleming, Theatre Programmer and one external panellist. The panel will select one artist based in Ireland for inclusion in this Lab, all applicants will hear if they have been selected by Monday 24 October 2016.

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)

We currently have no roles available. Please keep an eye on this page or follow us on Twitter @TheArkDublin

Short-Term Internships Unpaid

The Ark runs internship programmes in all our departments, including music, theatre and marketing. We advertise for these as and when they arise and they are open to anyone with an interest in the arts and in working in a child-centred environment.

We currently have no roles available. Please keep an eye on this page or follow us on Twitter @TheArkDublin

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