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TBG+S seeks assistant curator (Job Bridge scheme)

08 May 2014

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the position of assistant curator, offered under the Job Bridge National Internship Scheme.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with a strong passion for visual art and a knowledge of curatorial practice. The individual will help support the development and daily operations of the gallery and artists’ studios programmes at TBG+S, working closely with the Programme Curator at TBG+S as well as learning from the whole staff team of this vibrant gallery and artists’ studios complex in Dublin city centre.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the programme curator in organising and planning exhibitions, talks and events, including playing a key role in Administration around the Dublin Art Book Fair, 2014 and working closely with the Programme curator in its planning, coordination and implementation; supporting day to day activities of the core team and programme and operations activities of a large building based organisation with administrative and planning duties; Liaising with studio artists; Assisting with programmatic research as directed by the Programme Curator; Front-of-house gallery activities including invigilation and assistance at openings/events and other related tasks, as directed by the Programme curator.  This is an opportunity for a young or emerging curator to gain considerable experience and learning about running and programming the gallery and artists’ studios and to establish networks for career development within a supportive environment.

Skills & Education:

  • Graduate degree in Fine Art, Art History or relevant fields. A Masters degree in curating, art practice or critical studies will be an advantage.
  • High level of competency in team-working, communications, organisational systems, planning and concern for work quality and presentation.
  • The ability to work on one’s own initiative and be forward thinking to anticipate problems and possible solutions
  • An interest in and experience of curatorial work, and/or an ambition towards furthering curatorial experience.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the internship period and will be ambitious for their own professional development
  • Knowledge of international contemporary art and curatorial practice will be a distinct advantage.

Application Process:

  • Send your application by email to Cliodhna Shaffrey by 5.00pm on Friday 6th June 2014. Please include the following reference number on your application: Ref. INTE-846496
  • Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including personal strengths, why you would like to work at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, what you feel you could bring to the role and highlighting an event, project or programme in your past that demonstrates your strengths in the above criteria.
  • Please include the names and contact details of two referees (academic or employers) on your CV.
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 13th June . Please indicate whether you will be available on this day in your application.
  • The internship is offered for a consecutive nine month period, full-time, from 1st July 2014 – 31st March 2015, please indicate in your application that you are committed to this period.
  • The internship is approved under the JobBridge National Internship scheme and applicants must be eligible under the terms of the scheme. For more information on the scheme and to find out if you are eligible visit