Careers & Opportunities

Find out more about the latest job and volunteering opportunities at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Current vacancies are listed below.

  • Community Officer
  • Retail Assistants
  • Organ Scholar (24/25 Academic Year)
  • Workshop Facilitators (Music/Art/Drama/History)
  • Safeguarding Trust Panel Members

Community Officer

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been at the centre of our history and culture for over 800 years. Dating from the 13th Century and built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s is the national Cathedral of the Church of Ireland and is also one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. With over 600,000 visitors in 2019, it is the third most visited admission-charging tourist attraction in Dublin city.


The Community Officer will work closely with the Cathedral management to develop and implement an integrated policy of engagement, including with other charities, denominations and community organisations.

The successful candidate will deliver the Cathedral’s annual charity support programme through the provision of grants to service providers within the charity sector. The role also involves working on activities with a range of partners to seek to improve the quality of life for those in the Cathedral’s vicinity and beyond.


The Community Officer will work with the Dean and Administrator (CEO) to:

  • Review and deliver the Cathedral’s community engagement strategy
  • Identify projects or organisations that would benefit from the Cathedral’s support
  • Promote, resource and oversee the Cathedral’s outreach initiatives
  • Develop initiatives designed to build community within the Cathedral congregation


  • Excellent customer service skills – you will have a confident, positive and professional.
  • An inclusive outlook with a strong sense of social justice.
  • A belief in the concept of human dignity.
  • An understanding of, and regard for, the Cathedral’s Christian mission.
  • Excellent project management abilities, organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Be a self-motivated team player, displaying enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Demonstrable commitment to the community and voluntary sector
  • Experience managing confidential information.
  • IT and social media skills
  • Relevant third level qualification and/or experience
  • A Team Player

Satisfactory Garda Vetting will be required in order to qualify for this role.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to by close of business Friday 23rd February 2024.

Organ Scholar (2024/25 Academic Year)

The organ scholarship at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral runs annually from 1st September to 30th June. It provides an organ student with the experience of working in a Cathedral music department, offering the opportunity to develop and extend his or her skills in service playing, choir accompaniment and other relevant areas.

Further details can be found by clicking HERE.

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and covering letter to Stuart Nicholson to arrive by the closing date of 23 February 2024, including the names of two referees, one of whom should be able to comment in detail on your musical ability. Your application should be sent by email to

Workshop Facilitators (Music/Art/Drama/History)

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is seeking to develop a panel of freelance Workshop Facilitators to deliver workshops to schools and family audiences. They may also work with the Education Department to develop other activities for young visitors. Facilitators will be paid a fee on a per-session basis. The frequency of sessions will depend on demand. Though music, art, and drama have been highlighted, if prospective candidates have ideas about other subjects which might work well in the Cathedral’s Education Programme, please do recommend this.

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Workshop Facilitators news post.

Safeguarding Trust Panel Members

Voluntary / Governance

Under the constitution of the Church of Ireland, each individual church and cathedral is required to have a Safeguarding Trust Panel (STP) chaired by the incumbent. In Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, this Panel forms a subcommittee of the Board and is chaired by the Dean. The Panel has a role in the oversight and support of the Safeguarding Officer and in supporting the Safeguarding Officer in ensuring implementation of the Cathedral’s bespoke Child Protection Policy.

We are looking for volunteers to join the Safeguarding Trust Panel. The Panel meets approximately every two months in a hybrid (online/in person) manner. People with previous experience working with children or in any other safeguarding-related context are strongly encouraged to put themselves forward.

For more information, please contact Clark Brydon (Education & Safeguarding Officer) for further information.


Safe Recruitment

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is committed to ensuring it provides a safe, caring, and supportive environment for all.

As part of this, all successful candidates for employment and volunteering opportunities will be required to undergo comprehensive safer recruitment protocols before commencing their role. These may include – but are not limited to – Garda Vetting, international police criminal records checks, reference checks, and safeguarding training.

For more information about safeguarding at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, visit the Safeguarding page.