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WorkXperience - Placement Details



Transition Year work experience
National Gallery of Ireland  

Availability:  -
County: Dublin City Centre
Offer Preferences  One week continuous

School Programme 

Company/Organisation Profile 

The National Gallery of Ireland was established by an Act of Parliament in August 1854 (the “1854 Act”). Since then there have been a number of subsequent amending Acts providing for the administration of the institution. Under its statutes the affairs of the National Gallery are entrusted to a Board of Governors and Guardians who are responsible for policy and oversight. The statutes provide for a post of a Director, who is appointed by the Board, and is responsible for the operation of the institution.

The most recent legislation concerning the Gallery is the National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997.

An autonomous National Cultural Institution, the Gallery operates under the aegis of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


Placement Details 

We run an exciting work experience programme for Transition Year students. In this week-long programme you will go behind the scenes at the Gallery and learn about the work of different departments including Education, Conservation, Curatorial and Visitor Experience. Working as a team you will develop a ‘live project’ to create an event for young people that will run at the Gallery.  

The placement will suit students who are interested in art and may be considering studying it for Leaving Cert. You must be willing to work with students from other schools and be comfortable in a team environment. Most importantly, we’re looking for students who want to learn something from their week at the Gallery and benefit from a new experience.


TY placements 2018-19
TY placements at the Gallery are very popular and places are extremely limited. In 2018-19 we will take two cohorts of students in December 2018 and April 2019. We are unable to facilitate placements outside of these dates.

Week 1 \ 3-7 December 2018
Applications open \ Monday, 3 September 2018
Applications close \ Friday, 28 September 2018

Week 2 \ 8-12 April 2019
Applications open \ Monday, 7 January 2019
Applications close \ Friday, 1 February 2019

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