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. Salaries ranges must be disclosed.
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.
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
Cathedral Assistant / Tour Guide (seasonal)
Christ Church Cathedral
31 March 2023
Christ Church Cathedral are currently seeking suitably experienced candidates to fill seasonal Cathedral Assistant posts commencing March/April 2023 to end of October 2023. Salary: €12.50 per hour.View Position
Skyline and Stadium Tour Guides / Front of House Supervisor
GAA Museum, Dublin
15:00, 03 April 2023
The GAA Museum now seeks to recruit Seasonal Skyline and Stadium Tour Guides who shall join the GAA Museum team at Croke Park, Dublin.View Position
Gallery Attendants x 9 (Full- time, Part-Time and Casual)
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum)
16:00, 04 April 2023
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council are seeking to appoint Gallery Attendants (Full- time, Part-Time and Casual), to assist in delivery of services at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum. Salary: £20,441 per annum (pro rata).View Position
Curatorial Researcher (Digital)
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (Hays Recruitment)
17:00, 5 April 2023
Hays Recruitment have advertised for a Curatorial Researcher (Digital) on a 26 Month Assignment to the National Museum of Ireland. Salary: €35,336 per annum.View Position
Advocacy, Advice & Supports role
Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)
17:30, 6 April 2023
Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) is looking to bring on board a new Advocacy, Advice & Supports person (3 year contract, part-time) with responsibility for Northern Ireland. Contract Remuneration: £28,000 per annum, pro rata.View Position