Pic. John Allen






We Want You (To Want Us)

There are lots of exciting positions available for enthusiastic volunteers at the tenth Kinsale Arts Festival. Volunteering is a great way to gain firsthand experience into how the festival is produced and volunteers are essential to the success of the festival. If you have an interest in working with us get in touch. Show Volunteers, Theatre Invigilators, Actors, Box Office staff, Visual Art Invigilators and General Crew are needed as part of this year’s Kinsale Arts Festival 2014.

Show Volunteers (with and interest in sound/theatre/engineering)

Volunteering at a festival show means you’ll work with the venue manager to ensure that all back-of-house operations are running smoothly. This will include some technical operations and technical set-up / get-out.

Theatre Invigilators (with an interest with sound/audio)

With Corcadorca and Eat My Noise for How These Desperate Men Talk by Enda Walsh

Corcadorca is one of Irelands best known Theatre Companies. Their production in association with Kinsale Arts Festival is their largest scale promenade performance in 6 years. Working closely with the Theatre Company you will ensure a fun experience for all, roles will include technical assistance, venue management, audience stewardship, and crowd control. There is even a chance to perform as part of the community cast too.


Corcadorca are seeking both male and female actors for the community cast of the How These Desperate Men Talk. If you are interested in auditioning for a role, please send a brief acting CV. If you have no previous acting experience, please explain in 150 words or less why you would like to get involved in this show. Applications should be sent with a headshot to

Please note, you must be available for some evening rehearsals from 8 September onwards and for the run of the production from 19 to 27 September.

Box Office staff

An ideal position if you genuinely enjoy meeting new people, if you’re chatty, are a clear communicator and can handle multiple queries in an efficient and friendly manner. Box Office are a team and a dedicated group within the volunteer’s programme that are assigned an information sharing role. You will know everything there is to know about the Festival – the where, what, who and when of the entire Festival programme.

Visual Arts

If you have an interest in contemporary art and culture why not become a volunteer with the Festival’s visual arts programme. Gallery Invigilators are part of the front-of-house team and support the Chief Invigilator in maintaining the security of the exhibitions and safety of the public. We will be holding a 2 x 2 hour discussions over two days on Invigilating and the Arts which is being facilitated by our Curator Tessa Fitzjohn on 11 and 12 September, venue TBC.

General Crew

The Festival draws hundreds into Kinsale to soak up the atmosphere and to experience all that’s on offer in this year’s programme and volunteers are needed. Although we have various roles the main function will be labour and grip work, audience/crowd management. Ideal if you are energetic, enjoy working with your hands and working outside in the open air. Guidelines for Applicants Groups If you’re a leader of a music school, theatre group, arts collective, college course, society or voluntary agency and you want to become involved, drop us a line at volunteers[at]


Once you’ve decided what role you are interested in, we’ll arrange an appointment to meet you in person and to make sure you’re matched with your perfect role. Please contact Ruth on 086 6099010 or ruth[at]