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Dublin Dance Festival Volunteer Ambassadors

Dublin Dance Festival

About Dublin Dance Festival

Dublin Dance Festival traditionally takes place over 12 days in Spring bringing together the best and emerging artist in both Irish and International Contemporary Dance Scene. DDF as it is more commonly known is Ireland's Premier Contemporary Dance Event. During theses days there are show cases, mater classes, panel discussions that encourage audience involvement in the hope to education and grow contemporary dance's place in the public Arts realm. For those involved from interns to volunteers it is a unique opportunity to see what it takes to put on an event of this scale on a daily basis from behind the scenes and can be a stepping stone in a career in The Arts or Event Management.

What's Involved


The HOUSE of DDF is serving up BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION REALNESS this May(1st - 19th) and it’s going to be a RIOT to say the least – but the question is: ARE YOU WILLING TO WALK this Ball?

We are looking for enthusiastic dance aficionados who are interested in helping out:

  • front of house or behind the scenes;
  • on the front line;
  • at our outdoor free events;
  • and box office or Artist Liaison to becoming this festivals ‘Grand Master Ambassadors’.

  • We are opening our 15th edition with 4 nights of 6 shows or the complete and utter unadulterated pleasure that is This Is Pop’s RIOT @ Vicar Street – and along with this riotous (let them puns keep on coming) experience we have an explosive programme that caters not only for Family Events with the likes of FRINGE’s Smash Hit – Tiny Dancer a DJ set for children but Top 8 Hip Hop Battle is back and BIGGER than ever taking over Meeting House Sq for the day on our opening weekend… just don’t be the square that misses out on seeing some of the top urban street dancers from this electrifying underground street scene happening in our very own city.

    Local Challengers, International Superstars and breath-taking talent take over the Abbey mina stage again, First Looks & DRAFF Workshops pour into The Project Arts Centre that will be bursting at the seams with dance, ideas, collaborations – where panel discussions, dance on film and works-in-development entice the audience and the public to delve deeper into what contemporary dance can offer in this current social demographic of change and challenge.

    We have club nights and party events that keep DDF at the fore front of pioneering inclusivity and diversity for individuals and groups of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities and platforms.

    This year’s festival is a melting pot of talent and daring intrigue … are you ready to WALK THIS BALL – CATEGORY IS VOLUNTEER ELAGANZA-EXTRAVAGANZA.. and this Volunteer Mother has your passes all ready for your – See you in the skating rink that is DDF2019 – Your Festival MOTHER

    What's required for this position

    Let’s Have a Kiki - How To Volunteer This Festival

    Simply complete the Volunteers application here - - and email it back to Mama Fonteyn by Wednesday 17th of April to get your invite to our Afternoon Recruitment Session on Saturday 20th April – details to follow. Any questions, queries or curiosities please do not hesitate to contact your Volunteer Mama for this festival at

    And Pose- Come hear about the hottest Volunteering Ticket in Town This May

    Why not come along to our Open Recruitment Call on Saturday Afternoon April 20th @ 12:00 Festival House – 12 East Essex Street - You can find out all about this ‘house’ volunteering with this Festival Family and we encourage you to ‘bring it!’ this festival ….category is Alter Ego Realness!!

    Deadline for completed Applications is Wednesday 17th April 2019, 5pm sharp

    • Arts/ Music/ Drama
    • Event management/ Fundraising
    • General Admin/ Office Support
    • Hospitality/ Befriending
    • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
    • Personable Skills
    • Retail/ Customer Service

    Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: 1 month

    Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Dublin City Centre & Surround Northside and Southside Suburbs:
    Project Arts Centre Templebar, O'Reilly Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Samuel Beckett Theatre @TCD
    Draiocht Theatre Blanchardstown
    Mermaid Arts Centre Bray

    Also available in these counties
    Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Louth, Meath, Wicklow

    Screening details for this role:

    • Informal Interviews
    • References
    • Application Form

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Supervision
    • Initial induction and training

    Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

    • Physical Disability
    • Mental Health Difficulties

    Age restrictions:
    Over 18

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    For aspiring Performers this is an opportunity to see emerging Irish work and International artists first hand for those into behind the scenes and events management it is a good grounding

    Getting there

    All venues are accessible by public transport, Dublin Bus, Luas, DART & on foot

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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