Volunteer Tour Guide positions available

The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland.

The Education Department of the National Print Museum preserves, protects and increases awareness of the unique collection and associated provisions at the Museum. It is committed to providing a wide range of socially inclusive opportunities for the lifelong discovery and enjoyment of Ireland’s printing heritage.

With help from volunteers, we are able to provide an excellent experience to all who benefit from the Museum’s offerings. The Museum greatly appreciates the work of the volunteers and we aim to provide you with an enriching experience in which you can enjoy your time here.

The National Print Museum is currently recruiting volunteer tour guides for 2018. Duties for the volunteer tour guides include:

  • Reception cover, including meet, greet and assist visitors
  • Provide tours about the exhibits to visitors
  • Answering queries and relay requests for further information to the appropriate staff member
  • Assisting at functions, including at weekends and evenings

The National Print Museum is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Museum is closed on bank holiday weekends. Volunteers are requested to contribute a minimum of one half-day, morning or afternoon on weekdays and/or weekends on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly rota basis. The need for evening cover will occur from time to time. Training and induction will be provided.

All applicants are required to complete a Volunteer Application Form and give the contact details of two current referees. Please send to admin[@] using the subject “Volunteer Tour Guide Application”.

Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview at the Museum’s premises in Beggars Bush, Dublin 4. All successful applicants will partake in training and undergo Garda Vetting prior to taking up duties in the museum in February 2018.

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