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

Research Assistant - Building as Witness

Crawford Art Gallery

Applications by:

12:00, 27 January 2022

Crawford Art Gallery is inviting submissions from suitably qualified individuals with experience undertaking self-directed research for the temporary Decade of Centenaries project, ‘Building as Witness’.

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Friends Coordinator

Hunt Museum, Limerick

Applications by:

28 January 2022

The Hunt Museum is seeking to recruit a part-time Friends coordinator (2 days per week, 5 hours per day). Salary: €10,000 for 16 hours per week.

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Commercial Manager

National Museums NI, Cultra

Applications by:

1 February 2022

National Museums NI is seeking to appoint a Commercial Manager. Salary range: £39,748 - £42,639 per annum.

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Assistant Visitor Services Manager

National Museums NI, Belfast

Applications by:

1 February 2022

National Museums NI is seeking to appoint an Assistant Visitor Services Manager for the Ulster Museum. Salary range: £28,706 - £29,307

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Estates Officer

National Museums NI

Applications by:

2 February 2022

National Museums Northern Ireland is seeking to appoint an Estates Officer, based at Cultra. Salary range: £32,328 - £33,459

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