Internship Opportunities

Join the GTF Team!

 An unmissable opportunity to be part of the vibrant creativity that makes Galway the cultural capital of the West!

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Galway Theatre Festival team. We are currently recruiting interns for various positions (deadline for application is Feb 13th at 6pm). Download our open call here.


Internship Time Commitment

Galway Theatre Festival is run by a small team and can only offer part-time internship, with good bit of the work done remotely. Depending on the position, internships last from mid-March to Mid-May on a part-time basis.
In the run up to the festival, Interns will be expected to attend weekly team meetings and complete relevant tasks in their own time. The festival itself will be busy, so interns will ideally need to be available for the full duration of the festival (3rd - 11th May). All staff and interns will also be expected to attend a once off debriefing/team feedback meeting after the festival (late May). 

Internship Opportunities


PR & Marketing Intern

Assisting the Festival Director with media and audience relations:



-Writing and sending press releases

-Contacting media outlets

-Organising interviews

-Managing relationships with journalists, photographers, etc.


-Creating engaging social media content

-Helping to look after the mailing list, newsletters, etc.

-Focusing on market segmentation and target audience

-Publicizing Programme Launch & Festival Opening invitation

-Liaising with Digital Marketing and Sponsorship teams re. content marketing, ‘activation’ of audiences, prizes, etc.

Intern Criteria:

Must have excellent writing skills

Good e-mail & computer skills

Ability to create engaging press releases and content

Professional written and verbal communication skills

Able to work to a schedule (i.e. get press releases written and sent in good time)

Good organisational skills.

Great team worker

Must own a laptop

Interest and background in media relations

Knowledge of local area, clubs and societies a plus


Social Media and Web Intern

Assisting the PR and Marketing Manager to increase the Festival’s online reach:

-Assisting in the roll-out of posts according to a social media calendar

-Gathering and creating content

-Working with sponsorship team to ensure sponsors’ visibility

-Assisting to update the Festival website and social media accounts as necessary.


Intern Criteria:

Must have excellent writing skills

Good e-mail & computer skills

Able to work to a schedule

Good organisational skills.

Must own a laptop

Interest and background in media relations

Being familiar with WordPress an advantage


Finance Intern

The Finance Intern will assist the Festival Manager with the festival’s finances and cash flow. This will involve:

-Preparing budgets

-Preparing floats for festival venues

-Counting ticket sales and income

-Managing petty cash

-Submitting financial reports/updates


Intern Criteria:

Must have excellent numerical and analytical skills

Experienced in cash handling essential

Highly organised

Attention to detail

Good team worker

Strong experience with Microsoft Excel

Qualification in Finance, Business, Accountancy, Mathematics or other relevant discipline an advantage.

Being familiar with QuickBooks an advantage


Email gtfvolunteers (at) with a copy of your CV, and a short cover letter/statement outlining which position you are interested in.

Interviews will take place the first week of March.

Deadline for applications Wednesday 13th Feb 2019 (6pm).