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Seasonal Jobs with The National Parks and Wildlife Service

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Seasonal Jobs with The National Parks and Wildlife Service


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 




Seasonal Jobs with The National Parks and Wildlife Service

Seasonal Recruitment 2017 for The National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service may recruit temporary Seasonal Staff, particularly during the summer months, to augment services provided at National Parks and Nature Reserves.  

Seasonal posts can include Information Guides, Education Guides, Horticultural Assistants, Bus Drivers and General Operatives. Contracts vary in length, from a few weeks to several months, depending on the post involved and the particular requirements at each location.

Competition for these posts is ordinarily by competitive interview. Any seasonal vacancies that arise will be advertised several weeks in advance, with details of the competition process, on our website and in local newspapers.

The following opportunities are currently available:

  • Temporary Visitor Guide Connemara National Park
  • Temporary Visitor Guide Ballycroy National Park
  • Temporary Visitor Guide Mid-West Region
  • Temporary Education Guide Clara Bog Nature Reserve
  • Temporary Seasonal Posts based at Glenveagh National Park
  • Temporary General Operative (Band 3) Midlands Region

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The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs oversees the protection and presentation of Ireland’s heritage and cultural assets and promotes long-term sustainable economic and social progress across rural Ireland. Our goals are to promote and protect Ireland’s heritage and culture, to advance the use of the Irish language, to advance economic and social progress in rural Ireland, to support the sustainable development of the islands and to develop cultural tourism.

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