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

Tour Guide – Visitor Experience Ambassador (Fixed Term Contract)

GPO Witness History

Applications by:

26 September 2021

GPO Witness History is recruiting a passionate, energetic and engaging Tour Guide to be an ambassador for our experience. Wage: €12 per hour.

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QQI Cultural and Heritage Studies - course participants

National Print Museum, Dublin

Applications by:

Not specified

The National Print Museum, Dublin, is calling for participants in the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Cultural and Heritage Studies, combining theory with practical training in tour guiding.

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Services Design & Delivery

Visual Artists Ireland

Applications by:

17:00, 30 September 2021

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) is looking for somebody very special to take up responsibility for quality led Services Design & Delivery directed at supporting the professional careers of visual artists in Ireland.

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Collections Manager

Dublin City Council Culture Company

Applications by:

Midnight, 1 October 2021

The Collections Manager will play an important role across numerous programmes and two significant heritage buildings - Richmond Barracks and 14 Henrietta Street. Salary: €39,000 per annum

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Print Services Panel (Tender)

National Museum of Ireland

Applications by:

12:00, 4 October 2021

The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) wishes to establish a panel of suppliers from which individuals/companies will be selected to participate in a mini-competition for contract award for the provision of print services.

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