Job Vacancies


The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is seeking a Caretaker and Maintenance Person to work as part of our small team.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance at SEAC and for liaising with service providers for specialised repairs and maintenance.

Caretaking duties will include setting up for events and being onsite for evening rentals and events. Some degree of manual handling will be involved.


Daily maintenance duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Check all locks & door fittings etc. are oiled and functioning correctly
  • Check exterior walls for build-up of dirt, cobwebs etc.
  • Check that all signage is clean and in good order
  • Check all outdoor areas, including the footpath in front of the building are free from debris and weeds and are swept daily
  • Inspect garden planters and baskets and ensure that they are tidy and free from weeds. Water plants daily during warmer weather.
  • Check all indoor and outdoor light fittings are functioning and replace bulbs where necessary
  • Check CCTV camera lenses are clear of dirt and cobwebs etc.
  • Check the venue stage and risers are secure and clean
  • Check all exterior walls and fencing are clear of weeds etc. and paint where necessary
  • Check all polycarbonate canopies are clean and free from algae etc.
  • Check all indoor and outdoor seating and tables etc. are clean, safe and secure
  • Check outdoor ashtrays are clear and empty regularly
  • Check all gutters, down pipes and shores are clear and in working order
  • Check for any paintwork in need of repair
  • Check the gallery space daily and ensure that it is clean and tidy
  • Check all exit and fire safety signs are clean and visible
  • Check that all fire exits are operational and clear of obstacles
  • Perform a general audit of the site on a daily basis. Perform minor repairs and report other maintenance issues to the Director or Technical Manager. Liaise with service providers for specialised repairs such as plumbing, electrical etc.
  • Other ad hoc maintenance duties as directed by the Technical Manager or Director


  • Set up before events and clear out afterwards
  • Remain on-site for evening rentals and be responsive to the needs of renters
  • Ensure that the site is vacant at the end of rentals, switch off lights and heating, set alarm and ensure all doors, windows and gates are locked and secure


  • Proven track record in facilities maintenance including basic repair skills
  • Friendly and courteous in dealing with the public
  • Ability to contribute effectively to a small team
  • Professional and trustworthy with ability to work on own initiative
  • Own transport essential
  • The successful candidate will be subject to Garda vetting


  • Pay scale:                   
    €13.00 – €16.50 per hour depending on experience.
  • Hours of work:
    Variable with minimum guaranteed 14 hours per week, including evening and weekend work in conjunction with events and rentals.
  • Paid holidays
  • Contract duration:      
    Permanent (with 6-month probation period)

Contract Duration:      
Permanent (with 6-month probation period)

Notice Period:             
1 Month

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday February 25th 2022
Email applications will only be considered.

Equality and Diversity

  • Work in accordance with the intentions and requirements of the SEAC Equality and Diversity Policy.


In addition, undertake any other duty or responsibility which may reasonably be requested by the Director and Board Members.

Thank you for your interest in our vacancy at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. These notes are to help you to make the most of your application.

Many applicants are probably extremely well qualified and experienced, and very suitable for a post, but their applications do not provide sufficient information to enable us to shortlist them and invite them for interview.

Job description

We have set out what we believe are the main requirements of the post although like most organisations we expect a flexible approach by all staff to their role.

This is not an exhaustive list, but the job description gives an idea of the purpose and scope of the role.

Person specification

The experience, knowledge and skills listed are required for the effective performance of the post. You may have not had the chance so far to demonstrate some of these skills in the workplace; if this is so, think of other areas (e.g. voluntary work, running the home) where you can demonstrate your aptitude in these areas.

The short-listing process

Short-listing is carried out purely on the information contained in your application. Candidates are assessed against the attributes of the person specification, and if these are not met, or if there is insufficient detail to make a judgement, the application is rejected.

Application Process

Please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience matches this position to

Only e-mail applications will be accepted

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is funded by Fingal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Charity no: CHY 15403