Call for tour guides (Closed)News
Published 28 August 2018
Call for tour guides (Closed)
Dublin City Council Culture Company is recruiting a small part-time team of guides for 14 Henrietta Street, from Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling.
The ideal candidates will come from diverse range of backgrounds in their academic, professional and life experience. They will be warm individuals who have a passion for culture and storytelling, who can bring the memories of 14 Henrietta Street to life, and can work with us to build and enrich the museum story over time. All will share a love of Dublin city, community, and history.
If you like the idea of helping our visitors to feel a sense of ownership and connection with the stories of 14 Henrietta street, we want to hear from you.
Find out how more and how to apply below.
About the visitor experience at 14 Henrietta Street
Built as a townhouse for the elite of Dublin, 14 Henrietta Street was turned into tenements in the 1880s, with some 100 people living there by 1911. It remained a tenement house until the last families left around 1979.
Through video and storytelling, the visitor experience at 14 Henrietta Street tells the story of the building’s shifting fortunes, from family home and powerbase to courthouse; from barracks to its final incarnation as a tenement hall; the lives of the people who lived there, and how social change impacted on them over time.
People can experience 14 Henrietta Street through pre-bookable guided tours, which run hourly from 10am to 4pm Wednesday - Saturday and from 12 noon to 4pm on Sundays. We are also developing an additional series of talks, conversations and story gathering events, as well as corporate hire options.
About Dublin City Council Culture Company
14 Henrietta Street is owned and was restored by Dublin City Council but is operated by Dublin City Council Culture Company.
Dublin City Council Culture Company is a new company established to create and deliver cultural initiatives in Dublin City, and to initiate, implement and manage cultural programmes and buildings for the benefit of the citizens of Dublin, locally and citywide. Collaborating with citizens, communities, cultural organisations, businesses, and Dublin City Council itself, the company’s work is focused on embedding cultural experiences and increasing cultural participation throughout Dublin city.
Please note that Dublin City Council Culture Company offices are in a heritage property with limited access in certain areas.
The ideal person for this role will have...
- Fluent communication and storytelling skills
- An adaptable, open and confident personality
- A willingness to be a team player
- A demonstrable interest, knowledge, or expertise in relevant subjects such as social history, conservation, heritage, community development, arts and culture
- Experience of working in a customer-facing environment
- Experience or qualifications in tour guiding
- Formal qualifications in the history relevant to 14 Henrietta Street
How to apply
For consideration for this role, please send the following, with the subject line “14HS FOH & Guides Application”, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Monday 10th September:
- An up-to-date CV
- A statement/cover letter of no more than one page outlining why you are suitable for the role.
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 12 NOON MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Thursday 20th September 2018.
Shortlisted applicants will need to be available to attend interviews at 14 Henrietta Street on Monday 24th September or Tuesday 25th September.
Successful applicants will be Garda vetted and will receive Child Protection training.
It will not be possible to provide application process feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Dublin City Council Culture Company is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our Equal Opportunities Policy, please see here.
We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We keep several kinds of personal data about our prospective employees so we can manage the recruitment process effectively and efficiently and meet our legal obligations. For more information please see our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants here.
The values of Dublin City Council Culture Company
- Participation & Engagement – because it makes culture ‘real’, it activates and empowers people (using their imagination and creativity), it connects people together.
- Partnership – to act as a catalyst, bringing different people and organisations together to grow knowledge, empathy, understanding... and respect.
- Relevance – we aim to embed culture in everyday life because culture is central to human development and central to Dublin’s quality of life. We work on themes sourced through engagement.
- Quality – we access and use skills, experience, and knowledge to build impact, sustainability and quality into every project.
- Capacity building – to develop skills and activate new ways of working that enable everyone to create more cultural opportunities to ensure its continued impact and legacy.