Vacancy for Assistant Co-ordinator

National Print Museum CDETB Local Training Initiative

In conjunction with CDETB, the National Print Museum runs a Local Training Initiative aimed at unemployed people interested in working and studying in the areas of heritage, tourism and related sectors. The training programme is accredited by QQI and students are currently offered a QQI Level 5 Common Award in Cultural and Heritage Studies.

The co-ordinating team deliver QQI Level 5 modules: Archaeology, Folklore and Ethnology, Local History, Communications, Work Experience, Appreciation of Irish Culture, Heritage, and Reception and Frontline Skills; and also teach Tour Guiding and Basic Computers.

The programme now wishes to recruit an experienced and dynamic Assistant Coordinator for the 2017/2018 project. This position will be on a part-time basis. The successful candidate will be required to deliver QQI Level 5 modules in Heritage, Communications and Reception and Frontline skills. They will also teach Tour Guiding.

Please note: only candidates with a relevant Third Level Degree and teaching experience with adult learners will be considered.

Salary: CDETB Assistant Co-ordinator LTI Rate, €14,891 (50% of FTE).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To deliver, in conjunction with the Programme Co-ordinator, a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Cultural and Heritage Studies
  • To prepare, deliver and assess QQI Level 5 and other modules as required
  • To provide feedback to course participants with regards to assignments, projects and exams
  • To supervise course participants at the National Print Museum
  • To accompany course participants on off-site tours, study trips, and excursions
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of new course participants as per CDETB and National Print Museum guidelines
  • To assist in the maintenance of records on the progress and attendance of course participants and in the administration of the programme
  • To comply with CDETB and QQI quality assurance procedures
  • To attend, where appropriate, training days, seminars, workshops and to assist in training and development
  • To perform assigned duties in the National Print Museum including weekend work, workshop preparation, tour guiding organisation, facilitation at children’s workshops and training sessions
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential skills and experience

Third Level Degree in relevant field

Teaching qualification (at minimum Train the Trainer)

Relevant experience teaching adult learners

Strong background in tour guiding

Strong social media skills

Strong administrative skills

Knowledge of Heritage and Tourism sectors

Desirable skills

An interest in working with young people and adults from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and literacy levels

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

An ability to work flexibly and as part of a team

Experience working in a Museum or Heritage site

This is a part-time (job share) position. The Assistant Co-ordinator is required to work 39 hours per fortnight, this is to be split across three days on week 1 and two days on week 2 together with one weekend to be worked every two months.

The start date is 18 September 2017 and the contract end-date is September 2018, and is subject to continued CDETB funding.

Please forward a Covering letter and CV, containing names and contact information for two referees, marked

Assistant Co-ordinator position to:

Human Resources

National Print Museum

Garrison Chapel

Beggars Bush Barracks

Haddington Road

Dublin 4

Or by email to with the subject line “Vacancy for Assistant Co-ordinator Position”.

Please note that Garda Vetting will be carried out as part of this appointment process.

Closing date for applications is close of business on 25 August 2017 and interviews will be held the week of 4 September 2017.

Applications will be kept on file and a panel will be formed that will be used to fill any vacancies arising in the LTI at Coordinator or Assistant levels in 2017/18.

The position of Co-ordinator is funded by the Community Services Local Training Initiative. The National Print Museum is an equal opportunities employer.