Photography Intern

Duration: (3 – 6 months)


The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland is seeking a Photography Intern to help assist with the development and management of a significant photography portfolio of imagery relating to its acting courses and student performances.

The intern will be required to attend various acting classes as well as productions to take photographs as well as assist the marketing team in the research and development of the school’s significant acting image archive in advance of the schools pending 30 year anniversary in 2016. This intern will work with the marketing team and will be required to be flexible in relation to the hours required of them. The duration of this internship is between 3 & 6 months and a suitable candidate will be reimbursed for their travelling expenses.

This opportunity is ideal for a photography student looking to enhance their portfolio of work over the course of the summer or for a photographer who is specifically interested in Theatre and Performance.



-To photograph the students in various classes throughout the week & some evenings

-To photograph the rehearsals and performances of our Full Time Actors in training
-Organisation and Cataloguing of the existing Image Archive
-Researching the photographic history of the school and its performances by contacting the archives of all the big theatres in Dublin & Ireland for alumni imagery.
– Some knowledge of the working of video and an interest in creating short videos for youtube
-Scheduling is flexible but spontaneous depending individual project’s schedule
-25 – 30 hours per week

– This is an unpaid internship, however a suitable candidate will be reimbursed for their travelling expenses (up to €50 a week)

Serious candidates, apply with letter of interest, resume, samples of their work and scheduling availability (be specific) and any college requirements for internship (if applicable) to Pace Borza-Butterly on

Deadline: Immediate start required

Final date for Applications: Friday 30th May 2014


– A good eye and knowledge of camera’s and lenses
– If they have a preference to use their own equipment, that would be ok.
– Working knowledge of retouching in Photoshop or other image programmes

– Passion for Theatre and Performance
– Basic knowledge of archival techniques (file naming, film handling etc)
– Responsible, respectful, committed, hard-working, self starter
– Professional attitude and work ethic in the office and on-set
– Must be self-sufficient to complete tasks in a timely manner (meet deadlines) and
communicate progress with Marketing Manager

-Knowledge of filming and creation of content for youtube, vimeo etc.

The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland was founded in 1986 by internationally renowned Theatre Director Joe Dowling in response to the lack of full time actor training in Ireland at the time. The school if now widely regarded as the country’s premier training facility for actors with Patrick Sutton as Director.

The school has been providing professional actor training for almost 30 years and include Colin Farrell, Olivia Wilde, Colin O’Donoghue, Aidan Turner (Best Male Newcomer, Jameson Empire Awards 2014), Eva Birthistle (Best Actress Lead Television Award, IFTA 2014) Charlie Murphy (Best Actress, The Irish Times Awards 2013) and Sarah Greene (Tony Award Nominee 2014) as alumni of distinction.

In addition to a Full Time course in Intensive Professional Actor Training, the school provides an extensive programme for adults, children and young people throughout the country that encourage individuals to grow in confidence and develop techniques which will enable them to respond to the challenges of theatre, film and television industries. Courses are available in Temple Bar, Cork, Navan, Malahide and Bray during the year. In addition, the school also runs an extensive Outreach and International programmes.