*update: applications for this position are now closed; thanks everyone for the fantastic interest (we received 131 applications for this role). We will be contacting candidates very soon, with an appointment made by the end of the month.*
Are you a current or recent postgrad with an interest in museum studies? I’m hiring a research assistant for a part-time, 5 month post, assisting with the Irish Research Council – funded project Museum Survey 2015, undertaken with the Irish Museums Trust and the Irish Museum Association:
A part-time (3 days per week) Research Assistant is currently sought for the Irish Research Council-funded project ‘A Survey of Museums in Ireland’ (2015), led by Principal Investigator Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald, in partnership with the Irish Museums Trust and the Irish Museums Association. The Research Assistant will be a key part of the research team responsible for conducting and delivering the report.
The principal aim of this research project is to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, and broad survey of the Irish museums sector and its activities (all-island). The survey will collate self-reported museum data on general information (size, location, facilities, opening hours, etc.); programmes and activities; governing authority; staffing and training; budgets, funding and development activity; collections size and scope; access and education services; and visitor data (including tourist and local/national visitors). The survey will include community, county, regional and national public museums, north and south.
Hours and location of work are flexible, but the Research Assistant will be primarily based at the premises of the Irish Museums Association (Earlsfort Terrace), working alongside the IMA’s Director of Operations Gina O’Kelly, and reporting to Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald (UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy). The schedule of work will vary over the five-month duration of the project (July – November 2015), and will be agreed with the Research Assistant in advance of commencement. The flexibility of this post, and opportunity for research and publication experience, may especially suit a current or recent postgraduate student.
Deadline is 10 July; salary is c.20k (pro-rated). Feel free to email me with any informal queries. For more details, full job description, and to apply, see http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/ (Ref. 007540).