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Current Vacancies

Board Directors

In line with its policy of rotating Board Directors, The Hunt Museum is seeking four new Board Directors to replace four who have served their full terms. We are looking specifically for expertise in the following areas: Exhibition and/or Museum Curation, Fundraising and Marketing, Historic building conservation and management, HR. If you can play a role in helping us, we’re keen to hear from you. Applications should be made under Board Match by 26 May 2020 for consideration at the following Board Meeting on June 27th. You can find the vacancies on Board Match HERE.

The Organisation:

 In 2019 we launched our very exciting five year strategy which integrates our three platforms of the building and the collections, the digital world and our networks and community.   We have a strategy for growth but our impacts are social and innovation oriented as well as economic. We wish to reflect the transparency and openness of the Hunt Museum also in the appointment of our Directors.

The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century. Generously donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is now housed in Limerick’s 18th Century Palladian style building, formerly The Custom House. It has a in place and operates on yearly business plans.

It stages regular exhibitions to bring in new and repeat audiences.  Recent successes include: Lavery & Osborne and Hughie O’Donoghue and the current Best Costume goes to… It has recently expanded its online presence with concurrent online exhibitions, work with wikipedia and an enlarged social media following.

Looking forward we have several innovative projects such as taking replicas of the museum objects outside with our Museum in a Garden, we have a major contemporary art exhibition, a very ambitious education programme and are looking to expand the museum offering of Limerick.

The Hunt Museum is a registered charity and operates as a not for profit enterprise.

General duties of a Board Director

  • Attend Board meetings
  • Support the museum events and exhibition openings
  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensure the charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity
  • Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
  • Manage the assets of your charity
  • The position is unpaid in compliance with the Irish Charities Commission
  • A Director shall serve for a period of five years from their formal election at a General Meeting and may not serve more than two terms.


Board Meetings: There are 5 meetings a year. Meetings are held in the premises of The Hunt Museum, Limerick but provision can be made for virtual attendance.

1. Exhibition and/or Museum Curation

General Responsibilities for the  Exhibition and/or Museum Curation Role include the following:

Oversee the ongoing development of the organisation’s exhibition and museum collection strategy in conjunction with management and the Board.

2. Fundraising & Marketing

General responsibilities include the following:

Assist with the creation of a marketing and fundraising strategy that will allow the organisation to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences including the media and key influencers

3. Historic building conservation and management

General responsibilities for the Georgian Building Conservation and Management Role include the following:

Assist in the creation of a five year maintenance plan with an appointed conservation architect and the execution of the plan in compliance with legal and planning needs.

4. HR

General Responsibilities for HR Role include the following:

Input on all aspects pertaining to HR and employment and assist with the creation of a HR strategy that updates the Employee Handbook for the organisation to comply with current legislation and practice