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Weekend Receptionist

Are you an experienced person available at weekends who would like to welcome visitors to a unique and beautiful garden? Then please get in touch!

We are looking for a Receptionist for part-time work mainly at weekends, though there may be some weekday work in addition. The job entails welcoming visitors, selling admission tickets and giving information about the Celtic Gardens, and retail sales in the Gift Shop. The job will also entail some office and administrative work. The person will be part of our supportive team of staff, so we are looking for a team player but also someone who can take responsibility when required.

Brigit’s Garden is an innovative not-for-profit on our 11-acre site in Roscahill, Co. Galway. We have unique Celtic-themed Gardens with wildflower areas, herbaceous plantings, herb garden, fruit trees and a polytunnel. We are also a centre for sustainability. We manage the Gardens and natural habitats organically and to promote biodiversity. We welcome over 25,000 visitors a year, including people from all over the world as well as school and community groups. We also hold seasonal events and are a venue for outdoor weddings.

We are looking for a special person with the following experience and qualities:

  • An understanding of the ethos and approach of Brigit’s Garden
  • At least three years’ experience in reception, office work or other relevant work
  • The ability to work on your own as well as having good relationships with other members of the staff team
  • Excellent people skills and communication skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications
  • High standards and attention to detail

The job is initially for about 16 hours a week, mainly at weekends with the possibility of additional hours depending on availability. The initial contract will be until the autumn. The reception staff report to the Visitor Centre Manager.

Please send a CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work with us to Jenny Beale, Operations Director jenny@brigitsgarden.ie.  For further information phone Jenny on 091 550905. The closing date is Sunday 15th May 2022.

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