Vacancy, Museum Manager at National Print Museum – Maternity Cover

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a visionary individual and cultural champion to gain invaluable work experience at the National Print Museum.

The National Print Museum promotes a greater understanding of the historical significance and the contemporary relevance of printing in Ireland by exploring its heritage, craft and technology.

As set out by the Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021, the strategic aims are to: preserve the collection and craft, engage with the widest audience possible, enhance the visitor and learning experience, develop the collection, secure a new home, and ensure a financially sustainable future.

It is a registered charity and limited company, largely funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the City of Dublin Education and Training Boards. The Museum is fully accredited under The Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Whilst the National Print Museum’s CEO is on maternity leave, the Board of Directors seeks to appoint a Manager to take on the operational side of the business. The post-holder will be responsible for day-to-day operational activities. It is a full time post, from April for a period of 6 to 10 months.

Preferred attributes:

– A Master’s degree in museum and heritage studies or arts management

– A minimum of 2 years’ experience in management

– A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the museum or cultural sectors

– Experience in fundraising

Desired skills:

– People Management (including Volunteer Management)

– Site Management

– Fundraising

– Budget Management

– Project Management

– Exhibition Management

– Event Management

– Marketing and Communications

– Administration

Projects in progress for 2019 include:  EU-funded project Creative Makers, Creative Ireland-funded project “Making our Impression” Skills Transfer Project, an exhibition of works by students of the National College of Art and Design celebrating the first moon landing, a major exhibition on the Irish Celtic Revival curated by Dr Angela Griffith of Trinity College Dublin, and an ongoing relocation project.

The role will suit an individual with an interest in gaining experience in a thriving cultural enterprise at managerial level, and contributing positively to preservation of Ireland’s printing heritage.

It is a full-time position, which includes weekend and evening work.

The position will commence on 8 April 2019. A handover date will be arranged in advance of the start date.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications (cover letter and CV) should be submitted to Ms Carla Marrinan, CEO, National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4 (email: by close of business on 13 March 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to be Garda vetted with the Museum.

All information submitted will be held in compliance with General Data Protection Regulations.

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