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

Fellowship: Engagement & Learning

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art)

Applications by:

10 August 2020

As IMMA prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2021, it seeks to appoint an Engagement & Learning Fellow (18 month, fixed term) to join its busy Engagement & Learning team. The salary is in accordance with the 1st point of the PPC Executive Officer Grade €30,278.00.

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Part-time Tour Guides

Dublin City Council Culture Company

Applications by:

10 August 2020

Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking to add to their panel of tour guides for 14 Henrietta Street, Richmond Barracks and their engagement programmes. Salary not disclosed.

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Arts and Cultural Engagement Officer

Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin

Applications by:

10 August 2020

Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) seeks to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced individual to undertake an eight-month fixed term contract as Arts and Cultural Engagement Officer. Salary: €25,000 for 8-month contract, four-day week.

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Conservation Internship

National Library of Ireland

Applications by:


Please note the application window for this one-year conservation internship offered by the Heritage Council and the National Library of Ireland closed on the 20 July 2020.

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Provost’s Fellowship in Curating

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Applications by:

17:00, 17 August 2020

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is calling for applications for the inaugural Provost’s Fellowship in Curating. It offers recent graduates of Trinity College Dublin the opportunity to work within the gallery over a period of 12 months. Stipend: €30,000.

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