Digital Curatorial Researcher

Curatorial Researcher (Digital) |16 Month Assignment | National Museum of Ireland Dublin | €34770

Your new company
As Curatorial Researcher (Digital) you will join the National Museum of Ireland to work on the preparation of content for the NMI online collections portal on The National Museum of Ireland are known as Ireland's leading museum institution, with a strong emphasis on national and some international archaeology, Irish history, Irish art, culture, and natural history. Your new office is located in Dublin City, full time at Collins Barracks and is accessible via public transport. NMI requires you to join their team on a 16-month assignment. This is an exciting opportunity to help in the development of the museum’s online collections and to help tell the history of Ireland to visitors from far and wide for years to come.

Your new role
As Curatorial Researcher (Digital) you will work on the preparation of content for the NMI online collections portal on, focussing on the Museum’s proposed 20th Century History of Ireland Galleries and related collections and, contributing to a range of accompanying online resources. You will perform a key role in cataloguing, researching, and writing object descriptions and other content suitable for audiences, and will contribute to testing and finalisation of the online collections infrastructure.

Your main duties will include creating audience-focused content for diverse audiences for sharing via the museum’s online collections portal on; undertaking research for the development of content relevant to audiences, while meeting the museum’s strategic aims; liaising with colleagues and relevant stakeholders in the creation and editing of content; cataloguing assets via the Collections Management Databases (Axiell Collections); identifying and selecting objects for photography in conjunction with curatorial staff.

In addition you will liaise with the Photographic Archive and other museum departments as part of the online collections workflow; support the museum’s digital workflow management; review and quality check successful migration to CIIM Middleware / User Interface; work on developing themes and stories suitable for various online audiences; edit existing records in the CMS to support the refinement of the Digital Collections (Online) Infrastructure; assist with the refinement of Public Access Standards, operational practices and quality control for NMI digital collections and assist in the assessment and estimation of time required for future cataloguing projects. You will also supervise and train colleagues, when necessary, along with providing administrative and ad-hoc project support.

This is a great opportunity for you to gain invaluable Digital Curatorial Researcher experience within a reputable National Cultural Institution such as the National Museum of Ireland.

What you'll need to succeed
You will ideally hold a recognised honours degree with one of the following subjects as a major subject in the final degree examination: History, History of Art & Design, Archaeology, Material Culture, Irish Studies or Information Sciences. A post graduate qualification in a related field (such as museology, collections management, archives, librarianship, digital humanities) is desirable. Working knowledge of Axiell Collections or equivalent cultural heritage collections management system is required along with excellent written and editorial skills and experience researching and developing content. Proficiency in proof reading and writing for the web and multimedia content and exposure of collections, asset management and CMS administration is required. Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise your workload and meet tight deadlines is necessary. Other desirables include knowledge of Search Engine Optimization and Accessibility, the National Museum of Ireland collections and good all-round knowledge of 20th century Irish history with reference to: society, the economy, politics, design and culture.
With clear and relevant examples of your career achievements within a similar environment with proficient Digital Curatorial Researcher skills you will be a very strong candidate for this role.

What you'll get in return
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and gain invaluable and transferable experience within an innovative online collections and exhibition team. Moreover, your work will be permanently located on the National Museum of Ireland’s website.

What you need to do now
Application deadline is 5pm on the 5th of December 2022. If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and cover letter, or call us now.
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Job Type
Government & Public Services
Dublin City
Administrative Support

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