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

Conservation Internship

National Library of Ireland

Applications by:

15:00, 1 September 2020

The Heritage Council and the National Library of Ireland are pleased to offer a one-year Conservation Internship. Stipend: €27,000 (subject to normal statutory deductions)

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Conservator – Natural History & Archaeological Objects

Maurice Ward & Company Ltd

Applications by:

17 July 2020

Maurice Ward & Company Ltd is seeking to recruit a full-time qualified conservator with previous experience in object handling and documentation of collections, initially for a period of 6 months. Salary not specified.

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Public Relations, Public Affairs and Media Relations (Tender)

Arts Council of Ireland

Applications by:

12:00, 27 July 2020

The Arts Council of Ireland wishes to appoint a suitably qualified service provider to provide public relations, public affairs and media relations services for a period of 3 years, commencing in August 2020 (subject to annual review).

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Archivist for Altamont Estate (Tender)

Office of Public Works, Dublin

Applications by:

12:00, 29 July 2020

The OPW are seeking an archivist to work alongside the National Historic Properties in-house collections team,

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Exhibition Consultancy and Fit-out, Mary Robinson Centre (Tender)

Mayo County Council

Applications by:

16:00, 31 July 2020

Mayo County Council wishes to appoint a suitably qualified service provider for the delivery of an Exhibition Design and the procurement of an Exhibition Fitout for the Mary Robinson Centre (MRC) Building, now in construction at Emmett Street Ballina County Mayo.

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