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.

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.

Current Vacancies

Internship in Conservation at the Chester Beatty, Dublin

The Chester Beatty is pleased to offer a twelve-month internship in conservation. The scheme is co-funded by the Heritage Council and the generous support of the Chester Beatty’s Patrons. The internship offers the possibility of professional workplace experience within a prestigious institution.

Details of the internship:
The successful candidate will gain experience working in the busy Conservation Laboratory. He/She will work under the supervision of the Conservation Team. Practical projects will be assigned to fit in with the museum’s on-going treatment, exhibition and loan programmes and include the preparation of manuscripts and single folios for digitisation from across the collections.

The internship is for a period of one year only and will be funded at a rate of €26,967 per annum (subject to PRSI and PAYE). The start date is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the successful candidate’s existing commitments; however he/she would ideally start in November/December 2019.

The deadline for applications is Friday 2 August 2019 at 5pm and interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

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

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92