Welcome to Chester Beatty’s career opportunities page. Here you will find information on current vacancies and contact information for our Human Resources Department. The Chester Beatty (CB) contains a world famous collection of manuscripts, prints, miniature paintings, early printed books and objets d’art from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The Collection is principally focused on the written word and its associated painted and printed images.

Current Vacancies

Temporary Retail Assistant – Part-Time 11 month Fixed Term Contract at the Chester Beatty, Dublin

The Chester Beatty is pleased to offer an 11 month fixed term contract for a part-time Retail Assistant.

The average hours of work are 21.6 hours (gross) per week, working on a six week roster which runs over a seven day week, Monday to Sunday. Weekend, evening and public holiday attendance is an essential requirement for this position.

The salary is €25,087 per annum, pro rata, which is €11.12 per hour.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8 December, 2021.

One of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions, the Chester Beatty is a public charitable trust established under the will of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Employees are employed by the Trustees of the Library, but as CB is just over 80% funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, it is also a registered Public Sector Body.

The Chester Beatty is an equal opportunities employer

Vacancies for permanent posts or temporary positions are normally filled by way of competition following any or all of the following:
• Posting on this website
• Posting on and/or other relevant recruitment websites.

Our recruitment process may include any or all of the following components:

• Application by application form or covering letter and CV
• Psychometric testing
• Interview
• Security clearance
• Pre-employment Medical check

We receive a large number of enquiries regarding employment – while we respond to all enquiries unfortunately it is not possible for us to retain applications or CVs on file. All data received relating to the recruitment will be held in line with the Library’s record retention and data protection policies.

For any HR related enquiries please email

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. When you submit an application for a recruitment competition with Chester Beatty, we record your name and contact details. Information submitted with a job application is used in processing your application. Where the services of a third party are used in processing your application, it may be required to provide them with information, however all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the security of your data. To make a request to access your personal data please submit your request by email to ensuring that you describe the records you seek in the greatest possible detail to enable us to identify the relevant record(s).

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92