The NCAD Careers Service is part-time, term only,  Monday -Thursday 8.00am-1.15pm, from the 1st September to the end of June every year  The Careers Advisory Service offers advice in good faith on the basis of the best information available to it. Clients of the service must take responsibility for their own decisions based on such advice.

Housekeeping: The service is upated once weekly on a Wednesday when possible. This involves adding vacancies which are designated as 'New' and removing vacancies when  the application date has passed. Vacancies may be added throughout the week and the date will reflect these additions. 


If you wish to advertise a vacancy on the NCAD Opportunities page please email mcmanusj@staff.ncad.ie

Graduates may avail of a one to one appointment with the careers adviser for a year after graduation. Appointments may be made through reception.

Visit http://www.ncad.ie and click on Students followed Academic & Student Affairs /Student Support Services/ Careers Information. This is a resource for Art & Design graduates.


Uncovering the Hidden Job Market.  To find out how you can access the hidden job  market please click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGaVhNRty0

Ace your interview-How to predict questions and give great answers click on http://www.gradireland.com under Careers Advice followed by Interviews and scroll down for video presentation




Please note lecturing opportunities in Ireland are advertised on http://www.universityvacancies.com under Academic and in the UK on http://www.jobs.ac.uk under Creative Art &Design

General Jobs:

http://www.publicjobs.ie under Heritage see:

New Seasonal Travel Advisers  Bord Failte(nationwide) 24/01/2020

http://www.indeed.ie under What out following descriptions to see details of vacancies:

New Group Leader/Tour Guide ELC Intercultural Learning Dublon

New Graduate Opportunities Big Bus Tours Dublin

New Instagram Tour Guide

New Jameson Brand Home Ambassador

New Hop House 13 Brand Ambassador(Dageo)

New Communications Officer penguin Random Books Dublin

New Student Liason/Reception Manager Active Language Learning Dublin

http://www.universityvacancies.com under Category choose Professional/Managerial to see:

New  Visitor Services Officer  (2) TCD 21/01/2020


New Research& Evaluation Officer Children's Books 17/01/20

New International School Oral English Teacher China 28/01/20

New Teach China Graduate Prtogramme 2020 04/04/2020

http://www.tefl.ie/tefl-jobs-centre/ See details of TEFL jobs in Europe and abroad

Technical- jobs in all disciplines:


Visual Art/Gallery/Museum/Arts Administration/Academic

The National Gallery of Ireland (‘Gallery’) is the country’s most popular free visitor attraction housing the nation’s collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and an extensive Library & Archive. Nominated for European Museum of the Year (2018), and winner of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland CulturePublic Building award (2018), the Gallery continues its mission of serving our visitors in their enrichment and enjoyment of visual art. Entry to the collection is free for all to enjoy, learn and be inspired.

The purpose of the National Gallery of Ireland Volunteer Role is to play an integral part in supporting staff to deliver a high level of visitor-focused experience, support both Friends membership and the Maples Group Creative Space. The role will inspire an interest in and an appreciation of the National Collection in four key areas: • Visitor Experience and Information. • Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland (Membership). • Maples Group Creative Space. • Audience surveys at the Information Desks. Reporting to the Volunteer Programme, the National Gallery of Ireland Volunteer areas of responsibility and related duties include: • Deliver outstanding visitor experience at front of house and in the galleries. • Inform visitors about the National Collection, membership, events, visitor services, creative packs, audioguides, digital resources and other visitor attractions. • Supervise the Maples Group Creative Space, engage with visitors in the space and organise materials for visitors and workshops. • Inform visitors about the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, and membership benefits, as part of a Gallery-wide objective to increase membership. • Provide a welcome to existing Friends members. • Conduct audience surveys at the Information Desks. • Encourage donations, including tap to donate, at the Information Desks. • Ensure printed literature is available and up-to-date and administer mailshots as required. • Escort potential and existing Friends to the Members’ Room as required. • Ensure the desks, public areas, including the Members’ Room, are in optimum condition. • Use Better Impact: online volunteer rota. • Record Lost Property at desks in line with Gallery Policy. December 2019 • Attend and engage with training on the National Collection, Gallery, events and facilities and mandatory Fire, Health & Safety and Child Protection training. • Participate in annual volunteer surveys, feedback sessions and evaluations. • Provide support within the broader Volunteer Programme as required.

Commitment: • 1-year commitment from Induction Day, with an annual renewal on 1 January every year. Volunteers are expected to volunteer on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly at a minimum of 2 sign-ups per month) as agreed with the Volunteer Programme Manager. Continual, persistent or long-term absenteeism (over 6 weeks) will result in a review of the volunteer’s engagement by the Gallery and may result in the immediate termination of the Volunteer Agreement. • 4 hours per week (morning or afternoon). Volunteering timeslots are 9.15 - 13.30 or 13.30 - 17.30 (Tuesday - Saturday). Monday timeslots are 10.55 - 14.15 or 14.15 - 17.30. Thursday evening timeslot is 17.30 - 20.30. Sunday timeslot is 11.00am - 17.30pm. Relief cover will also be requested on occasion. Requirements: • A professional, polite and courteous manner coupled with good communication skills. • Strong visitor service, an interest in working with the public and an ability to engage with volunteers and staff. • A knowledge or interest in art and the National Gallery of Ireland. • Familiarity with the cultural and tourism environment of Dublin and Ireland. • Good IT skills, with a general practical knowledge of Email, Gallery website, Internet, social media and online rota. • A willingness to attend and engage with training on the National Collection, Gallery, events and facilities and attendance at mandatory Fire, Health & Safety, Child Protection training. • Wear a name badge and scarf / tie while on duty. Volunteering at the Gallery is unpaid, the benefits of volunteering include: • Development of art knowledge, skills and experience of a gallery / museum environment. • Contribution to the work and creativity of the National Gallery of Ireland. • Discounts in the Gallery Shop (20%) and Gallery Café (20%). • Regular volunteer training on the National Collection and related art areas. • Invitations to exhibition openings and other Gallery events. • Interaction with Gallery staff, volunteers and our visitors. • Tea / coffee while on duty. Note: This volunteer description is a guide to broad areas of responsibility and accountability and should not be regarded as a comprehensive listing. The volunteer description may be subject to review in the view of new structures and / or the changing needs of the Gallery. All volunteers are required to be compliant with NGI screening, security and Garda vetting procedures. The National Gallery of Ireland is an equal opp. To apply click on to the followung link:

 https://http://www.nationalgallery.ie/join-and-give/become volunteer Volunteer applications should be submitted by 5pm on 19 January 2020. Applicants must be available to attend an interview from 17 - 28 February 2020. All successful applicants must participate in a mandatory Induction Day (date to be confirmed).

http://www.visualartists.ie see paid jobs

N ew  Artrs Programme Administrator at Age& Opportunity part-time 29/01/20

New Sales& Communications Coordinator for Axis Ballymun Arts& Community 17/01/20

New Freelance Marketing&Sales Belfast Photo Festival 17/01/20

New Freelance facilitators Make, Create, Innovate  22/01/20

Open Call/Emerging Curator in Residence, Kilkenny County Council Arts Office 20/01/20


New 2 Community Engagements Officers National Museum NI 17/01/2020

New Community Engagement Officer Linen Hall Belfast 17/01/2020

New Project Co-ordinator, Culture Department, Goethe Institute London 17/01/2020

New Archive & Heritage Support Officer Irish Lights 17/01/20

New Object Coinservator National Museum NI 27/01/2020

New Museum Collections Officer Monaghan Museum 31/01/2020

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk click on menu/opportunities

New Sculpture in The Valley 2020 Artist Call out 07/02/2020


New Irish Street Arts Circus seek Company Administrator 07/02/2020


http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/JobsDesk?uol_r=68ac232a for an exhastive  list of jobs within museums and galleries 

http://www.revenue.ie search under Artists Exemption to see details on how to claim tax exemption for work sold


Per Cent for Art Scheme Ballcroy National Park mayo Expression of interest 27/01/20

 Per Cent for Art scheme Ballyhaunis Community School 24/01/20

http://www.transartists.org see a list of international  upcoming residencies

http://www.resartis.org see a list of international  upcoming vacanciesvacancies



New Dare Art Prize an opportunity for artists& scientists to collaborate 15,000stg 30/01/20

New McKinney International Art& Design Residency 4-6 weeks 5,000$

New Lucy Art Residency 13/02/2020

Towner International Open Call Brewers Prize 10,000stg 17/01/2

 University of Reading Artist Residency& Commission 20/01/2020

University of Michigan Ronan J.Witt Artist in Residence 20,000 dollars for 12 week residency served over academic year plus housing, studio space and 10,000dollars for materials 31/01/20

Ashurt Emerging Artist Award awards form 3,000stg-1,500stg 19/01/20

 Derwent Art Prize total prize fund of 12,500stg 17/02/20



http://www.irishjobs.ie under Publishing/Media/Creative see:

New Senior  for All Innovations Video Editor


New Media & Education Policy Officer for Headline 24/01/20

New Virgin Media Television Broadcast Operations Graduate Scheme 03/02/2020



 See details of support for the mobility of artists and cultural workers between European countries. On going application but deadline is 60 days before travel date


 A residency programme in Berlin that accepts artists from all disciplines-no close date specified

http://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/ See details of following:

Travel&Training Award ongoing application. Maximum award €3,000



Graphic Design:/Illustration/Product Design/Interaction Design/Medical Device Design


New Medical Illustrator RELX London 31/01/2020

New Illustrator Visual Systems Facebook Burbank 31/01/20

New Senior Illustrator The Walt Disney Group

New Freelance Card Designer SEGA 25/01/2020

http://www.jobs.ie under Online/Digital Media see:

New Packaging Designer Butlers Chocolates

New Designer/Artworker Perigord Group


New Digital Graphic Designer for Built for Growth Digital 

New Packaging Technologist Boyne Valley Group 11/04/230


 Puma Germany Assistant Graphic Design Sport Style Apparel 29/02/20


New World Illustration Award 18/02/2020


Ceramics, Glass and Metals:


Bespoke Jewellery Designer Durham Rose 17/01/20

http://www.dccoi.ie under I am a Designer /Maker

New Keramik Panorama 2020/Call for applications 30/03/2020

New Kilkenny Arts Office 2020 Grants 20/01/2020

new Argiila Italia International Ceramics Festival 30/01/20




http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk go to Menu/Opportunities

New Pottery Tutor&Technician 7 Limes Pottery Manchester 31/01/2020

 International Kojei Award in Toyama Japan 28,000stg in awards 27/01/2020

One year In Design programme 31/01/2020



A residency programme in Berlin that accepts artists from all disciplines incuding ceramics-no close date specified

http://www.ceramic.dkall year round applications for Artist in Residence and Assistants


Fashion, Textile Surface Design, Textile Art&Artefact

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk under menu /opportunities

 Hand & Lock Prize open to Fashion & Textile 31/03/2020

http://www.arts.ac.uk click on menu/students/students careers/creative opportunities

Knitted Fabric Designer Beijing 02/03/20

http://www.fashionworkie.com- this site has an extensive selection of full time vacancies and paid internships including the following:


http://www.thebusinessoffashion.com  this site list vacancies inclluding the following selection:











New Training Dublin Heritage Course participant(50 weeks) 10/02/2020