Careers

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. Note that many roles have short deadlines though so check our careers page regularly for new positions being advertised. 

Please be advised that all vacancies we are notified of are placed on this website resource to ensure full transparency and equal opportunity for candidates. The IMA will not circulate vacancies to selected candidates only nor notify job-seekers individually. 

  • Advertising your vacancies

    We provide the most comprehensive listing of vacancies within the museum sector 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 and via our social media channels. 

    This service is provided free of charge to IMA members. For non-members, a fee of €40 is applied.  

  • Other websites

    Northern Ireland

    https://www.museumsassociation.org - museum-related roles across the UK

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk - range of roles within National Trust properties across the UK

    https://www.nijobfinder.co.uk - search by keyword for roles within the public and private sectors in NI

     

    Republic of Ireland

    https://www.creativecareers.ie - roles from across the creative industries and sectors 

    https://visualartists.ie - specifically aimed at the visual arts sector, includes roles in art museums and organisations

    https://www.theatreforum.ie/ - specifically aimed at the theatre sector, can include relevant roles such as FOH or Education

    https://www.publicjobs.ie  - search by keyword for roles within the public sector 

     

  • Internships and Volunteering

    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. Many museums have information on their programmes and recruitment processes on their websites. 

    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. 

    Note the IMA does not run an internship programme nor has a role in intern placement among our museum members.  

Opportunities and Vacancies

Heritage Officer

Kilkenny County Council

Applications by:

19 August

Kilkenny County Council is seeking to appoint a heritage officer for a 5 year contract. Salary: €51,549-€71,656 per annum.

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Director

Irish Architecture Foundation, Dublin

Applications by:

22 August

The Irish Architecture Foundation is seeking a new Director to help them write the next exciting chapter of their story. Salary: ca €75,000-85,000 per annum.

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Photographer

NMI (National Museum of Ireland), Dublin

Applications by:

Not Disclosed

The National Museum of Ireland is seeking to hire a photographer for a 3 year fixed term contract. Salary: €34,292 per annum.

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Curator (Fixed Term Contract)

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

Applications by:

Not Disclosed

The National Museum of Ireland is seeking to appoint a curator on a fixed term 2 year contract. Salary: €34,770 per annum.

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Project Officer

Armagh Robinson Library, Armagh City

Applications by:

30 August

Armagh Robinson Library is seeking applications for the role of project officer (Full-time, fixed contract for 12 months). Salary: £25,927 per annum.

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