Tour Guides

Seasonal Tour Guides 2020 (Tour Guide Positions and Project Manager / Tour Guide Positions)

Tour Guides are required for the Irish Workhouse Centre for the 2020 tourist season. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and people skills and an interest/qualification in history or a related discipline.

As a tour guide, your job will involve introducing visitors to the unique story of the Workhouse Centre. Guides will also be expected to provide tourist advice on the region from Portumna Castle to local historical monuments, and the other areas of cultural interest.

There are no mandatory academic requirements and on the job training will be provided to successful candidates as required. Fluency in the English language is essential, and knowledge of another modern language would be an advantage.

Duties extend to giving presentations to visiting groups, completing research, various administrative and cash duties, cleaning and maintenance, and other duties that may be assigned by the general manager.

Note that distinct positions are available in the Workhouse which focus more on project work (and specific / bespoke duties), with a history / heritage qualification desirable for these roles.

These posts are funded under the Community Services Programme (Pobal), and applications are primarily sought from those in receipt of a Social Welfare Payments (please confirm same on application).


Days per week: 3.
Hours per week: 22.5.
Start Date: March, April and May 2020.
Email: with CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 17th February 2020.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Tel: 00-353 (0) 90-9759200 |