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

Senior Commercial Events Manager

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). Dublin

Applications by:

23 October 2020

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) is seeking to appoint a Senior Commercial Events Manager for the management and delivery of commercial events at IMMA on the site of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Starting salary: €49,846.00.

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Curator: Art and Ageing – Maternity Leave Cover

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art)

Applications by:

24 October 2020

IMMA, (Irish Museum of Modern Art) is seeking to appoint a Curator: Art and Ageing – Maternity Leave Cover. This vacancy is Fixed Term Contract Fulltime. The salary is in accordance with the 1st point of the PPC Executive Officer Grade €31,686.00.

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Curator Old Anatomy Museum

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Applications by:

12 Noon, 26 October 2020

Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Curator for the Old Anatomy museum. The successful candidate will participate in the day to day activities in the continuation in preservation and conservation of the museum specimens. Salary range: €38,388 - €48,716 per annum.

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Collections Coordinator

Dublin City Council Culture Company, Dublin

Applications by:

28 October 2020

Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking a Collections Coordinator to help manage and care for their buildings and collections. Fixed Term Contract (3 to 5 days per week, as agreed) for 3 years, 6-month probationary period. Salary: €31,200 (FT)

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Curatorial Research Fellow

Armagh Robinson Library, Armagh

Applications by:

17:00, 16 November 2020

Armagh Robinson Library is seeking to appoint a Full Time Curatorial Research Fellow, on a 15-month contract, to work on a collection of c.4,500 15th-18th century prints and engravings bequeathed by the Library's founder, Archbishop Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby. Salary: £25,481 (Related to NJC Scale Grade 19)

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