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Key Tasks:

  • Conduct tours of house museum (Fermoy House). Answer questions and provide art related information to visitors.
  • Conduct tours of gallery exhibition (as required).
  • Interact with visitors and engage with them.
  • Monitor visitors and art on tours.
  • Attend monthly guide meetings (first Monday of the month).
  • Promote the House Museum and Collection within the Community.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism.

What you will gain from this role:

  • In-depth knowledge of 18th and 19th century European fine and decorative arts and history relating to the collection
  • Develop your skills and experience within a museum and gallery setting
  • Working with a friendly team
  • Interacting with local, national and international visitors
  • Enhancing your communication skills
  • Personal satisfaction of helping visitors have an enjoyable and memorable experience
  • Volunteering in a beautiful environment

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Friendly and approachable with the ability to interact positively with people
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • An interest in antiques and historical fine and decorative arts
  • A love of learning and conducting researching
  • Good memory
  • Good time-keeping
  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Well presented
  • Comfortable working as part of a team
  • Ability to speak English fluently

Desirable but not essential:

  • Previous experience in a similar or related role

Training & Additional Requirements:

  • Guides are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Guides are required to undergo a police check prior to commencing the role
  • Guides will receive training to carry out the role
  • Guides are expected to regularly attend monthly guide meetings (first Monday of the month)
  • Guides are encouraged to attend TDRF lectures
  • Guides should be well-presented in a smart but casual appearance. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet for long periods of time.

Additional Information:

  • Guides are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs to and from the museum
  • Guides are to provide their own food
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.