January 11, 2019

Open Call | Volunteer Venue Invigilators at Venice Biennale 2019

Applications deadline: Monday 21 January, 2019.

For the 58th International Art Exhibition, Biennale Arte 2019 in partnership with Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland, the team for the Irish Pavilion Venice Biennale is currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals for the position of Volunteer Venue Invigilators for the Irish Pavilion.

Eva Rothschild is the Irish artist selected to represent Ireland in 2019. She will be showcasing a new body of sculptural work. Mary Cremin, the Director of the Void Gallery Derry, is the Commissioner/Curator of the Irish Pavilion.

The 2019 Venice Biennale runs from 11 May to 24 November 2019, with a preview β€˜Vernissage’ period for VIPs from 7 to 10 May 2019 prior to opening to the public on 11 May, 2019.
This opportunity is suitable for students and graduates with a background in Fine Art, Sculpture or History of Art and creative practitioners with knowledge of contemporary visual art. Proficiency in Italian or other languages is desirable.

The invigilators positions will be offered on a staggered basis across the entire exhibition period with two invigilators per session on duty. We require a minimum commitment of 4 weeks. As this is an unpaid position based in Venice, the Irish Pavilion will provide return economy airfare to Venice, accommodation in a shared apartment with other Venue Invigilators, and a modest per diem. Attendants will be required to undertake a full time role at the Pavilion, which is open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 6pm.

Demand for the role is expected to be high as there are only 12 positions to fill. Assessment will be made on your ability to fulfil the role and your articulation of the benefits to you in spending time at the world’s most important visual arts event.

More information and expression of interest form: Venice-Biennale-2019-Invigilators.pdf

To submit an expression of interest, please include the following items:
β€’ A cover letter include preference for Dublin or Derry interview
β€’ An expression of interest form
β€’ Your CV

Interviews will take place 28 January, 2019 – Dublin /29 January, 2019 – Derry
Notification of the outcome of your application will be received by the end of February 2019.
You can submit your application by email to

For further information:
Please contact Maeve Butler, Producer

Open Call | Volunteer Venue Invigilators at Venice Biennale 2019