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.  

  • 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

Cathedral Assistant / Tour Guide (seasonal)

Christ Church Cathedral

Applications by:

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.

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Skyline and Stadium Tour Guides / Front of House Supervisor

GAA Museum, Dublin

Applications by:

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.

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Gallery Attendants x 9 (Full- time, Part-Time and Casual)

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum)

Applications by:

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).

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Curatorial Researcher (Digital)

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (Hays Recruitment)

Applications by:

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.

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Advocacy, Advice & Supports role

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)

Applications by:

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.

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