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 - museum-related roles across the UK - range of roles within National Trust properties across the UK - search by keyword for roles within the public and private sectors in NI


    Republic of Ireland - roles from across the creative industries and sectors - specifically aimed at the visual arts sector, includes roles in art museums and organisations - specifically aimed at the theatre sector, can include relevant roles such as FOH or Education  - 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

Head of Communications & Public Affairs

The Heritage Council, Kilkenny

Applications by:

17:00, 3 December 2021

The Heritage Council is seeking to appoint a Head of Communications & Public Affairs., to manage internal and external communications of The Heritage Council. Salary: €69,702 (incl. required pension contribution)

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Education Officer

St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin

Applications by:

17:00, 3 December 2021

Saint Patrick's Cathedral is seeking to recruit an Education Officer, with responsibility for developing, offering and ensuring the quality of education programmes to visiting schools, third level institutions, and community groups. Salary range: €35,000 - €45,000.

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Marketing & Events Officer

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Applications by:

17:00, 6 December 2021

St. Patrick's Cathedral is seeking to recruit a Marketing & Events Officer to join its team and grow the profile of the Cathedral to the domestic and overseas audience. Salary range: 35,000 - 45,000 per annum.

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Retail Assistant

Chester Beatty, Dublin

Applications by:

8 December 2021

The Chester Beatty has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time Retail Assistant. This is an eleven-month, fixed term contract position. The salary is €25,087 per annum, pro rata for eleven-month, part-time contract, which is €11.12 per hour.

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Assistant Manager

Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Down

Applications by:

10 December 2021

Portico Arts & Heritage Centre is seeking to appoint a full-time Assistant Manager on a three-year fixed term contract. Salary: £28,000 p.a. plus benefits.

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