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14 HENRIETTA STREET

Are you a heritage enthusiast, a social history nerd, an architecture nut or a culture vulture?Above all, do you love storytelling and engaging people in a way that resonates with them personally? Then this is for you!

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.

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.

You can read more about 14 Henrietta Street at www.14henriettastreet.ie

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.

You can read more about Dublin City Council Culture Company’s vision, mission and values at
www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie

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

APPLICATION

For consideration for this role, please send the following, with the subject line “14HS FOH & Guides Application”, to recruitment@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie 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.

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