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Seasonal Guides and Information Officers wanted for the OPW

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Seasonal Guides and Information Officers wanted for the OPW

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 

Seasonal Guides and Information Officers wanted for the OPW

Application is currently open for the role of Guide/Information officer with the Office of Public Works.

Visitor Services at The Office of Public Works (OPW) is recruiting for Seasonal Guides/Information Officers. The closing date for applications is Monday 13th November 2017

The OPW is in search of enthusiastic people to join their dedicated Guide Teams at National Monument/National Historic Property Sites under their remit. This competition will be used to fill a range of temporary/seasonal posts over the next year, which have a range of different start dates and contract durations.

Interested applicants should have:

  • heritage awareness,
  • relevant work experience,
  • good communication skills,
  • good team working ability,
  • fluency in Irish for Gaeltacht Sites.

Tá Treoraithe/Oifigigh Eolais Shéasúracha á n-earcú ag Oifig na nOibreacha Poiblí. Tabhair do d’aire, le do thoil, nach dtairgfear fostaíocht shealadach ach d’iarrthóirí rathúla de bhun an chomórtais seo. Ba chóir go mbeidís seo a leanas ag iarrthóirí ar spéis leo an obair seo:

  • feasacht ar oidhreacht,
  • taithí bhainteach oibre,
  • scileanna maithe cumarsáide,
  • cumas maith oibriú mar chuid d’fhoireann,
  • líofacht sa Ghaeilge le haghaidh Láithreáin Ghaeltachta.

How to apply

Applications should be made online through Candidates may be short-listed for interview on the basis of information supplied in the application forms.

The Application Form must be completed and submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 13th November 2017.

Full details and campaign information booklet are available here

The CareersPortal Team