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Our dedicated staff give a whole host of support to all areas of the Cathedral’s operation, from its offices to the running of our gift shop. Without them, the Cathedral could not offer the quality of welcome and care that it does.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland. It is a place of worship with a strong musical tradition underpinning the liturgy and one of Ireland’s most iconic visitor attractions.

CATHEDRAL ASSISTANT & GUIDES (Seasonal)

Fixed Term Contract

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.

We have vacancies for Cathedral Assistant & Guides to provide support during our busy season which runs until October 2023. Weekly working hours will total 40, paid on the basis of €12.90 per hour. The role operates on a shift basis (five over seven day roster) between the hours of 08.00 and 20:00. Occasional additional hours will be required and in respect of which overtime will be paid.

MAIN DUTIES

• Ensuring a warm welcome to worshippers and visitors to the Cathedral;
• Working at the Welcome Desks, duties include operating the till, welcoming visitors, managing visitor flow, handing out information leaflets and other related duties;
• Conducting guided tours of the Cathedral, gaining a good knowledge of the Cathedral and its history, and passing this on to visitors;
• Being a welcoming presence to worshippers and visitors at the Cathedral gates while worship is in progress;
• Assisting Cathedral management in delivery of successful events including (but not limited to) services, concerts and graduation ceremonies;
• Assisting at the Cathedral’s Gift Shop.
• Other duties as directed by Cathedral management.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

• Excellent customer service skills – you will have a confident, positive and professional approach;
• Experience of working in a busy, fast-paced environment
• A team player who is willing to work in different areas if required;
• Experience of cash and credit card handling procedures;
• Reliable and flexible.

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to humanresources@stpatrickscathedral.ie before close of business on Friday 3rd February 2023

Educational Workshop Facilitator (Freelance)

ROLE SUMMARY

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is seeking to develop a panel of freelance Educational Workshop Facilitators for the purposes of delivering workshops to family and school audiences. Facilitators will be paid a fee on a per-session basis. The frequency of sessions will depend on demand. Facilitators will be expected to design an age-appropriate workshop which can be delivered to a family audience. Sessions must be connected in to the Cathedral’s mission and/or heritage and be appropriate to the space. Basic craft supplies can be supplied to the facilitator.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Sessions will be delivered both during the school holidays (allowing for employed school staff to be listed on the panel) and during term time.
  • Facilitators will deliver sessions to a maximum of 30 participants (this does not apply for sessions which work on a drop-in basis).
  • Sessions must be linked to the Cathedral in some way, the principal subject areas being: history, art, architecture, religion and music.
  • Sessions will primarily take place in the Discovery Space (South Transept of the Cathedral); however, other locations in the Cathedral or Deanery grounds may be used.
  • Any craft supplies required by the facilitator must be requested in advance of the session and, upon approval, will be provided by the Cathedral.
  • Facilitators will join a panel who will be offered further work on an ad-hoc basis (subject to successful delivery of initial session).

WORKSHOP PROCESSES

  • Applicants are expected to have a plan for their workshop when they initially apply.
  • Applicants will be asked to meet with the Cathedral’s Education Department to discuss the proposal.
  • Should the applicant and proposed workshop be deemed suitable, a date for the delivery of a trial session will be arranged between the Education Department and the Cathedral.
  • A conclusive list of required materials must be supplied to the Cathedral at least three weeks in advance of the session date.
  • Upon successful delivery of the session, the facilitator will be added to the Cathedral’s Educational Workshop Facilitators Panel of freelancers, upon whom it may call for future sessions.

COMMITMENT AND REMUNERATION

  • As freelancers, facilitators will be invited to undertake sessions by arrangement with the Education Department. There is no guarantee that the Cathedral will offer work nor the requirement that the facilitator accepts it; however, it is assumed that a facilitator must undertake at least five sessions per year in order to remain on the panel.
  • Facilitators will be paid a fee of €150 per full day (5 hours with at least 2 sessions) or €60 per singular workshop, depending on the nature of the engagement.
  • Facilitators will be paid as external contractors and will be responsible for ensuring their own tax compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Applicants will have experience of delivering education and/or taught sessions to children. This does not need to be in a school context.
  • Applicants will have the required knowledge in their subject area to effectively deliver education sessions.
  • Applicants may have a formal qualification in their subject field; this is desirable but not necessary.
  • Applicants will need to be successfully Garda Vetted before delivering any sessions.
  • Applicants will need to provide two references vouching for their professional work and character.
  • Applicants will have an understanding of child protection and will be asked to sign the Cathedral’s safeguarding policy in relation to this.

APPLICATION PROCESS

In order to apply to join the panel of Educational Workshop Facilitators, please submit an up-to-date CV, covering letter, and an outline plan of a proposed workshop by email to the Education Officer, Clark Brydon: education@stpatrickscathedral.ie

Upon submission, the Education Officer may invite the applicant to a meeting to discuss the proposal and the facilitator’s work. References will be sought and vetting will be requested after this initial meeting.

Informal discussions may take place by calling the Education Officer in advance of submission: 01 453 9472.

Closing Date

There is no closing date applicable to this post; however, sessions will be allocated to facilitators on a first-come-first-served basis.

Questions

Should you wish to ask questions about the panel or the nature of the work, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Education Officer, Clark Brydon, by phone or email: 01 453 9472 / education@stpatrickscathedral.ie


Volunteer Vacancies

If you are interested in volunteering at the Cathedral, please find the details of our volunteer positions linked below. The time expectation is from one afternoon or morning per week.

Volunteers must be fluent English speakers, be able to communicate clearly with our visitors, and have an interest in learning and sharing information about the Cathedral.

More information about the roles on offer can be found on our volunteering page, or by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator, Clark Brydon, at education@stpatrickscathedral.ie or call +353 (0) 1 453 9472.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral participates in the Gasice Programme and can sign off (as a PAL).

 

 

 

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