Vacancy for Education Officer at the National Print Museum
Part-time contract of indefinite duration

The National Print Museum promotes a greater understanding of the historical significance and contemporary relevance of printing by exploring its heritage, craft and technology. The Education Department of the National Print Museum preserves, protects and increases awareness of the unique collection and associated provisions at the Museum. It is committed to a wide range of socially inclusive opportunities for the lifelong discovery and enjoyment of Ireland’s printing heritage. The Museum wishes to recruit a dynamic and experienced Education Officer for a contract of indefinite duration.


Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, the Education Officer is responsible for furthering the mission of the National Print Museum by developing the Museum’s educational programmes. The Education Officer is responsible for the interpretation and development of programmes relating to the permanent and temporary exhibitions for the visiting public.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Continue research and development of the Education Policy, 2017 – 2020, in conjunction with the Museum’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021
  • Keeping up to date with MSPI and best practice in Museum Education
  • Preparing grant applications
  • Responsible for development and promotion of the Museum’s bi-annual calendar of events including tours, workshops, lectures, demonstrations days, and other special events
  • Event Management – responsible for the coordination and management of all Demonstration and Family Fun Days
  • Project Management and continued development of PrintLab
  • Management, development and overseer of all children’s workshops
  • Museum tour script knowledge and tour guiding (when required)
  • Working closely with the Coordinators and trainees of the CDETB Culture and Heritage Studies course at the Museum in relation to tour guide training, support and mentoring
  • Design, promotion and delivery of socially inclusive educational provisions for a variety of formal and informal audiences
  • Targeting new audiences and devising suitable programmes
  • Continue research and development of new Secondary Schools programme, ensuring that all programmes and resources are relevant to changes in the National Curriculum
  • Cultivating relationships with a variety of organisations (including teacher’s organisations) to work towards improving the education programme
  • Presenting at conferences, forums, seminars etc. on subject matter relating to Education at the National Print Museum
  • Responsible for the facilitation and co-ordination of the Outreach Programme, which includes driving of and overall responsibility for the National Print Museum van
  • Responsible for the Museum’s self-guided Education Area for families and children
  • Active member of the Curatorial Committee
  • Liaising with the Museum volunteers
  • Responsible for Child Protection and Welfare (including training of new staff) and Garda Vetting at the Museum and undertaking of role of Designated Liaison Person
  • Composition of education and financial reports and managing budgets for the Education Department
  • Management of the National Print Museum’s Facebook page
  • Other Museum duties as they arise


  • Essential skills and experience
  • A third level qualification in Museums, Heritage, History, Arts or a related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a museum or arts education environment
  • Imaginative and innovative approach to museum education
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to museum education
  • Knowledge and interest in history, design and letterpress
  • Ability to facilitate children’s arts and crafts workshops
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work within a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • IT literacy
  • Experience and understanding of customer service
  • Budget management skills
  • Full clean driving licence


  • Desirable
  • HSE Children First training completed
  • Knowledge of the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme of Ireland (MSPI)


  • Item to note
  • As per the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016, the successful candidate is subject to Garda Vetting for this position


  • Contract
  • This is a part-time position of indefinite duration requiring the successful candidate to work 24 hours per week including weekend work. To start Monday 30th September 2019


  • Salary €33,537 p/a (pro-rata)



Please forward a covering letter and CV, containing names and contact information for two referees, marked Education Officer Position to:



Or post:

Rachel O’Byrne


National Print Museum

Garrison Chapel

Beggars Bush

Haddington Road

Dublin 4


Closing date is 5 p.m. on Friday 30th August.


Applicants are asked to note that background information on the National Print Museum is available on Museum’s website at:


The National Print Museum is an equal opportunities employer.

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