Researcher for 1916 exhibition

Exhibitions Research Officer at Marsh’s Library 

Marsh’s Library houses a small but significant number of books, manuscripts and artefacts of relevance to the tumultuous years in Ireland between 1916 and 1923.

The Library wishes to recruit an Exhibitions Research Officer who will help to deliver a major exhibition in Marsh’s Library in 2016 on the topic of shifting identities in Ireland between 1916 and 1923. The exhibition will have a particular focus on the experience of religious minorities during the Irish Revolution.
The Exhibitions Research Officer will work with the Keeper of the Library to deliver:
1. A physical exhibition in the Library
2. A high-quality printed exhibition catalogue, to be co-authored by the Exhibitions Research Officer
3. An online version of the exhibition


Applicants must have:
1. A Ph.D. in modern Irish or British history. A cognate (related) humanities discipline is also acceptable.
2. A familiarity with the period of the Irish Revolution (the Ph.D. need not be on the topic of the Irish Revolution)
3. Experience of – or willingness to engage with – tools for online exhibitions
4. A demonstrable ability to present complex ideas in ways that can reach out to, and engage with, the general public.


This will be a 12 month, non-renewable contract at a salary of €37,000 per annum.
Applicants should send a covering letter and CV to before the close of business on Thursday 26th of March 2015.
Interviews will take place in Marsh’s Library between 7th and 10th of April 2015. The successful applicant will be expected to start as soon after the interviews as possible.
Marsh’s Library is an equal opportunities employer.