Research Library Administrator

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Galway City Museum’s volunteering programme is designed to inspire and benefit participants as much as it is to provide support for the museum.  Our flexible volunteer programme aims to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for all.

Research Library Administrator

We are presently updating the museum’s research library and need the help of a volunteer to catalogue all the literature into our library database.

The tasks for this role involve:

  • Entering and updating information into our library database
  • Organising all library materials into easy-to-find sections
  • General research library housekeeping

This role would be ideal for a volunteer who has or is looking to gain the following:

  • Excellent Organisation skills
  • Good time Management skills
  • Attention to detail


Short Term – 3 months

N.B. This is an ongoing role, duration is short term and will be renewed after every 3 months.

Please complete this application form and forward to our volunteer coordinator Ciara.O’ .



How old do I need to be to volunteer?

All applicants must be over 18 years old to volunteer at the Galway City Museum.

Do you offer Internship / Erasmus placements?

Currently the museum does not have any Internship / Erasmus placements available.

Do you offer Work Experience and Transition Year Placements?

Currently the museum does not have the capacity to offer work experience or transition year placements for students.

I am interested in working for the Galway City Museum? Where can I find out about Job Opportunities?

We operate as part of Galway City Council. All job opportunities for the museum will be listed on their website,

For further information on GCM’s volunteer programme please contact volunteer coordinator Ciara O’Reilly on

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