Supporting job mobility

We aim to support the museum community by sharing information on career development and job vacancies within the sector, providing continued professional development (CPD) opportunities, and carrying out research on paid and volunteer staff within the museum sector.

The best way to stay informed about career development opportunities is to join our mailing list or become a member to receive our monthly e-bulletin.

  • Vacancies

    We provide the most comprehensive listing of vacancies within the museum and related sectors on the island. If there is a vacancy in your organisation, why not avail of this service and submit it for publication on our website and reach a specialised audience? 

    Vacancies are also circulated via our monthly e-bulletin to members and subscribers. Note that many roles have short deadlines though so check our careers page regularly for new positions being advertised.

    If applying for an Internships or volunteer opportunity, note that these can vary widely in structure, duration, remuneration and outcomes, we would recommend that terms be read carefully before proceeding with an application.

    The IMA has taken part in the working groups of the following good practice documents: Best Practice Guidelines for Internships, by Visual Artists Ireland and the Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit, by Volunteer Ireland and Voluntary Arts Ireland. 

Opportunities and Vacancies

Object Conservator

National Museums NI

Applications by:

12:00, 27 January 2020

National Museums NI are seeking to appoint an Object Conservator based in Cultra. Salary scale: £30,526 - £32,157.

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Museum Collections Officer

Monaghan Museum

Applications by:

16:00, 31 January 2020

Monaghan County Council are seeking to appoint a Museum Collections Officer. Salary: €28,189 – €45,554 per annum. Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale

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Research and Guidance on restitution and repatriation for UK museums (Tender)

Arts Council England

Applications by:

31 January 2020

Arts Council England iss seeking to appoint a a supplier to produce new guidance for the UK museum sector on the restitution and repatriation of cultural objects. Contract starts 24 February to 19 June 2020. C0ntract value: £42k

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Learning Facilitator

Northern Ireland War Memorial, Belfast

Applications by:

16:00, 31 January 2020

The Northern Ireland War Memorial (NIWM) is seeking to appoint a permanent, part-time (20 hours per week) Learning Facilitator to the museum team. Salary: £11,440 per annum (£22,880 pro rata).

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House & Collections Manager

National Trust, Co. Down

National Trust is sekking to appoint a House and Collections Manager based at Mount Stewart, Co Down. Salary scale: £30,000 - 35,000.

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