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

Projects Co-Ordinator

axis, Ballymun

Applications by:

16 April 2021

axis are currently seeking to recruit a full time Projects Co-Ordinator on an 8 month fixed term contract from May 2021– January 2022 inc. to join its team of dedicated and passionate staff. Salary: 28K pro rata

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Commercial Development Assistant

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Applications by:

17:00, 16 April 2021

The National Museum of Ireland is seeking a talented, energetic and self-motivated individual to join our Operations Team to fill the post of a Commercial Development Assistant (Clerical Officer Level) to support and administer the continued expansion of the Museum’s commercial activity. This is a full-time permanent position.

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Strategic Development Manager - Digital and climate change and environmental sustainability

The Arts Council of Ireland

Applications by:

12.00 noon, Monday 19 April 2021

The Arts Council of Ireland currently have a temporary opportunity for an individual to join the Arts Council at Higher Executive Officer on a fixed-term, six month contract. Salary entry at Point 1 of the Higher Executive Officer scale: €49,845.

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ICT Manager

Chester Beatty, Dublin

Applications by:

17:00, 23 April 2021

The Chester Beatty is pleased to advertise a vacancy for an ICT Manager. The entry salary is €49,845 per annum (Higher Executive Officer Standard grade)

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Assistant Events Programmer

The Linen Hall Library

Applications by:

17:00, 23 April 2021

The Linen Hall Library are currently seeking an Assistant Events Programmer (fixed term contract, 9 months) to assist with their online and in-person events programme. Salary: £19,868 (njc point 6)

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