Opportunities at The Model

Available Positions
  1. Volunteer Scheme
  2. Creative Enterprise Offices
  3. Internships available for 2013
  4. Artistic Director

Volunteer Scheme

The Model is looking for enthusiastic people who have a few hours to spare each week to join their volunteer scheme. If you are interested in meeting people, getting a better understanding and experience of the arts and would like to make a worthwhile contribution to Sligo’s cultural life, The Model would love to hear from you.

For further information, call Eve Hughes on (071) 914 1405 or email getinvolved@themodel.ie

For more information on the role of the invigilator, read this document.

The Model is delighted to partner with Sligo Volunteer Centre for the recruitment of volunteers to our Get Involved programme.

Creative Enterprise Offices

As part of the Northwest’s creative hub, The Model, home of The Niland Collection houses six Creative Enterprise Office Spaces.

Suitable for media, film, design, music or other creative industries, these workspaces are available for rent. Professional creative enterprises are prioritised but all interested parties are welcome.

All Creative Enterprise Office Spaces have access to broadband.

For more info contact
Emer McGarry
Deputy Director
The Model,
The Mall

(071) 914 1405 emermcgarry@themodel.ie

Internships available for 2013

Internships 2013 (Curatorial, Education, Marketing, Film, Music & Admin)

Internships are available at The Model for 2013.

Located in Sligo, on Ireland’s west coast, The Model is distinctive internationally as a multi-disciplinary arts organisation that is led by the contemporary visual arts. As a hub for art and culture, The Model also houses a major art collection of national importance, produces an innovative contemporary music programme, and hosts a significant film programme – all of which are explored through an integrated Education programme. The Model is renowned internationally for its standards of excellence.

The Model takes an integrated approach to programming, with a strong focus on contemporary culture and relevant global currencies mediated inclusively to diverse audiences. The Model is has completed a major redevelopment that has seen its operations and programme expand by over one third.

The Model is currently seeking Interns for its visual art, education, marketing, film and music programmes, as well as for administrative and executive support. Internships will support (a) Model contemporary art programming, collection programming and development, Model projects, and The Model studios programme in forms of administrative support, hands-on experience with exhibition production and artist support, and research, writing and scholarship that overlaps with candidates’ areas of research; (b) Model Education programming, including working with children, youth and supporting film, education and outreach programming, © Model Marketing, especially digital and online marketing support and public communications, (d) Model music programming, especially artists, event and gig support for experimental and cutting edge events, (e) Model Film programming, including box office support, supporting the digital cinema, providing administrative support and working on an annual Film Festival, (f) Model Administrative support, including assistance to the Director and Deputy Director.

Internships are available for three, six and twelve month durations.

Graduate student interns may gain credits from their institutions as part of their role in The Model’s programme.

Applications by email to annebucknell@themodel.ie

Application Criteria:

•Demonstrable experience in related field (ie. art history, curatorial practice, contemporary arts, music, marketing etc)
•Experience with cultural institution administration or independent programming is an asset
•Graduate students in related fields (Art History, Curatorial, Music, Marketing or Education), are especially encouraged to apply
•Fluency in English is a must.

Applications in writing to annebucknell@themodel.ie should include a CV, letter of interest (including an outline of scholarly interest, if relevant and specifying which form of internship is preferred), ideal dates, and a letter of support by a mentor or supervisor. Additional materials in the form of published/unpublished writing or project documentation may be sent to support applications. Final post-marked date for materials is Tuesday, 11th September 2012.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 18th September 2012.

Full applications or additional documentation may also be sent via post to:

The Model
The Mall

Unless requested, materials will not be returned to senders. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Artistic Director

The Model is now looking for a dynamic Artistic Director who will lead the Model into its next phase of development to create a leading arts institution of national and international significance while developing artistic engagement with communities in Sligo

The Artistic Director will define and implement the strategic vision for the organisation and, in collaboration with the Model team will devise and oversee the Model’s programme. They will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Model and ensuring that the organisation is run to high professional standards.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of innovative programming in the visual arts as well as the necessary expertise to lead and manage a dynamic organisation of this nature.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience

Application are invited, detailing qualifications and experience and should be marked “Director Application” and made to:

Model Arts and Niland Gallery
The Mall


The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications is Friday 14 March at 5pm.