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

Temporary Retail Assistant

Chester Beatty, Dublin

Applications by:

14 May, 2021

The Chester Beatty has a vacancy for a part-time temporary Retail Assistant on an eleven-month, fixed term contract position. Salary:€24,586 per annum, pro rata for eleven-month, part-time contract (€10.90 per hour).

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Temporary Visitor Services Officer

Chester Beatty, Dublin

Applications by:

14 May, 2021

The Chester Beatty is pleased to offer a six month fixed term contract for a full time Visitor Services Officer. Salary: €24,586 per annum, pro-rata for six month contract.

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Curator / Manager

Kilkenny Civic Trust

Applications by:

12:00, 17 May 2021

Kilkenny Civic Trust is seeking to engage a Curator/Manager, responsible for the Commercial Management & Curation of Medieval Mile Museum & other Kilkenny Civic Trust Attractions. Salary range: Negotiable

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Programme Manager – Cultural and Inclusive Heritage Officer

The Heritage Council of Ireland (Kilkenny)

Applications by:

12:00, 21 May 2021

The Heritage Council of Ireland is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager - Cultural and Inclusive Heritage Officer provides programme and advisory services to meet the Heritage Council’s statutory and strategic goals on all matters relating to cultural and inclusive heritage. Salary: Entry will be at the minimum point of the salary scale, €49,845

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Community and Public Engagement Officer

The Heritage Council of Ireland (Kilkenny)

Applications by:

12:00, 21 May 2021

The Heritage Council of Ireland is seeking to appoint a Community and Public Engagement Officer, responsible for developing new connections and partnerships with a range of organisations. Salary: Entry will be at the minimum point of the salary scale, €49,845

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