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Schools Officer– Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin

Schools Officer– Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin

Closing date: 16/06/2023

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 now wish to recruit a Schools Officer to join our Education team.

The Cathedral’s Education Department are responsible for the design and delivery of an education programme to visiting schools/ education groups. This free programme is utilised by approximately 5000 students each year and includes Primary schools, Secondary schools, Third level Colleges and community groups. More details of the education department’s current programmes can be found at https://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/education-groups/. The Education Department has two staff (including this position), but also utilises a panel of freelance facilitators in the delivery of education programmes. The Schools Officer will report to the Education Officer who will provide support and advise in the development of this aspect of the Education Department’s work.

The School’s Officer will manage all aspects of the provision of the schools programme. This will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Providing tours, workshops and other education sessions to visiting education groups.
  • Working with the Marketing Department to help grow the number of education groups visiting each year.
  • Dealing with all enquiries and/ or other administration relating visiting education groups.
  • Designing new education sessions which help to keep the education programme fresh and help to entice new schools to visit.
  • To manage the recruitment and training of education facilitators, both paid and voluntary to assist with the delivery of education sessions.
  • Creating drop in activities and/ or education sessions aimed at families for mid–term breaks and/or summer holidays
  • Any other work which the Education Officer deems necessary

The Schools Officer will have responsibility for developing, offering and ensuring the quality of education programmes to visiting schools, third level institutions, and community groups.

This is a stand–alone role, but a collaborative approach with colleagues, and external freelance facilitators in the delivery of education programmes would be expected.

For more information see here: https://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/careers/

How to apply:

Please send your application, to include a CV and cover letter humanresources@stpatrickscathedral.ie by no later than close of business Friday 16th June 2023.


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