Museum assistant and Tour Guide, Michael Collins House, Cork

Cork County Council is seeking to appoint a part-time museum assistant and tour guide for Michael Collins House in Clonakilty, West Cork. Salary: €10.50 per hour. The  closing date for receipt of applications is 16:00, 29 July 2019.

The hours of work are 30 hours per week over five days with days to be flexible to reflect the requirements of the operation of the facility, including weekends, public holidays and evenings, as directed.

Michael Collins House located in Clonakilty, West Cork, is a museum dedicated to Irish patriot and revolutionary hero, Michael Collins.

The role requires a self motivated, hard working and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about history and delivering an exceptional experience to each and every visitor.


The Museum Assistant/Tour Guide duties will be carried out under the general direction of the Michael Collins House General Manager or other Designated Officer. The duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Meet and greet all visitors to Michael Collins House.
Conduct tours of Michael Collins House.
Carry our historical research on an ongoing basis.
Take phone calls and complete bookings.
Ensuring smooth operation and crowd control.
Re-stocking and maintaining of gift shop as required.
Follow cash handling procedures as instructed.
Provide relevant local tourist information to visitors.
Provide administrative support, collate data and provide reports as required.
Open/Close the museum as required.
Assist in the setting up of corporate events, special tours, exhibitions, shows, performances and other tasks outside of normal duties.
To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety legislation, Safety Policies and Procedures.
Maintain cleanliness of public areas, staff areas and all other areas.
Perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.


1. Each candidate must be of good character and the successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting prior to any appointment being confirmed.
2. Each Candidate must be in a state of health such as wouldindicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. The role involves extensive walking
3. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

(a) Have a qualification in history or equivalent to third level standard.
(b) Have an ability to deal with the public in an efficient and courteous manner and have good communication skills,
(c) Relevant experience in customer service/ retail environment, guided tours, character or acting roles;

The following are desirable, but not essential:
(d) Experience in carrying our primary historical research,
(e)A full ‘B' driving license, free from endorsement,
(f)Experience working in museum/gallery environment.

4. Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant within the meaning of the Public Services Superannuation Act, 2004. A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 70 years of age.

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