Careers

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 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 and salary ranges must be disclosed. The IMA is not a recruiting agency and will not circulate vacancies to selected candidates only nor notify job-seekers individually nor does it assume any responsibility for changed or inaccurate information - candidates must refer to the information provided by the recruiting company or organisation. 

  • 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

    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

Seasonal Front of House Staff

National Museums NI - Ulster Museum

Applications by:

28 July 2024

National Museums Northern Ireland are seeking to appoint Seasonal Front of House Staff - Ulster Museum, Belfast (75 hours). Salary: £23,177 pro-rata per annum.

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Seasonal Visitor Guides

National Museums NI - Ulster Museum

Applications by:

28 July 2024

National Museums NI are seeking to appoint Seasonal Visitor Guides - Ulster Museum, Belfast (75 hours).

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Assistant Archivist – Project Cataloguer

National Gallery of Ireland

Applications by:

29 July 2024

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit an Assistant Archivist in the Library & Archives on a fixed-term basis. Salary (PPC): €37,583 per annum

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Paper Conservator

National Museums NI

Applications by:

30 July 2024

National Museums NI are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled conservator with a specialism in the conservation of historical and contemporary works of art on paper as well as paper ephemera and archival collections. Salary range: £34,524 - £35,712 per annum.

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Facilitator Visitor Engagement Team x 3

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Applications by:

12:00, 30 July 2024

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, is seeking to appoint a member of the Facilitator Visitor Engagement Team, Security Department, on a full-time Fixed Term Contract of Employment. Salary: €36,679.00 per annum.

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