Museum of Childhood Ireland: Recruitment & Volunteer Manager

Recruitment & Volunteer Manager (Volunteer Role)

Main Areas of responsibility:

Leadership & Coordination

  • Lead on the development, implementation and evaluation of a volunteer program which generates opportunities and role descriptions based on current operational and program aspirations.
  • Help internal stakeholders to understand the role of volunteers and the contribution they can make.
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for the volunteer program reflecting MCI's values.
  • Manage the practicalities of the program, including policies, procedures, standards and budgets.
  • Embed good practice in volunteer coordination, training, motivation, recruitment, and safeguarding.
  • By example, encourage the development of a leadership style that seeks out the benefits of collaborative action whilst emphasising the importance of individual accountability.

Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Support

  • Deliver a plan to recruit the right volunteers with the right skills to match organisational needs.
  • Coordinate, develop and deliver appropriate training for volunteers to be successful in their positions.
  • Monitor and review volunteers ensuring they receive sufficient support and achieve their goals.
  • Plan and host knowledge sharing and social sessions for volunteers.
  • Act as a central point of contact for volunteers and for the coordination of volunteering enquiries.
  • Familiarise volunteers with their understanding of MCI, its audience, its services and the role and responsibilities of staff and volunteers.

Consultation, Partnerships & Networking

  • Investigate best practice in the volunteering and cultural sectors regarding increasing the diversity of volunteers.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with external stakeholders including Universities/volunteering hubs.
  • Develop and maintain links with local community groups and other organisations and businesses in order to recruit volunteers.
  • Raise the profile of MCI's volunteer program, acting as an ambassador.

Information, Marketing and Promotion

  • Work with Marketing to design a range of marketing materials in accessible formats to promote MCI and its volunteer program, including digital methods.
  • Attend volunteer fairs and community events and organise recruitment workshops and talks.
  • Utilise networks and brokerage services to promote MCI’s volunteering opportunities.
  • Host Volunteer Liaison Group meetings; take and distribute minutes/action points.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure that volunteer roles, guidelines, procedures, record keeping and evaluation systems are followed and maintained.
  • Ensure that volunteers receive the appropriate level of supervision.
  • Provide data and written reports for internal and external reporting as required.

Job Types: Part-time, Volunteer


  • proven experience initiating and managing volunteer projects: 1 year (preferred)
  • developing links with other agencies: 1 year (preferred)

Reference ID: Recruitment & Volunteer Manager

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
2nd Jun, 2022
Expiry Date
2nd Aug, 2022