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Rothe House Trust Ltd. is seeking to appoint an experienced Executive Manager to lead the organisation through an exciting period of change.

Rothe House and Garden, a landmark in Kilkenny city, is the only example of an early 17th century merchant’s townhouse in Ireland.  It is situated on the newly-branded ‘Ireland’s Medieval Mile’ in Kilkenny. The Garden has been open since 2008 and is a reconstruction of an early 17th century urban garden.

The House and Garden are owned by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, and managed by Rothe House Trust.  The House is open to the public as a museum, displaying some of the 2,500 historic artefacts collected by the Society since its founding in 1947. The Trust runs training courses and an educational programme and is the centre for Irish genealogy in Kilkenny city and county.

The Board is currently in the process of implementing ambitious plans to re-present the building and collection to position Rothe House and Garden as a state-of-the-art visitor attraction on ‘Ireland’s Medieval Mile’.

Reporting to the Board, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the business plan to re-present the building and collection as well as managing all day-to-day operations for this busy tourist attraction.

Applicants should hold a third level qualification with a good understanding of conservation and heritage management practice, local history and cultural heritage tourism. A third level qualification in Project Management, Human Resource Management, Arts and / or Heritage Management will be a distinct advantage.

For more information and an application pack, please email

The closing date for applications is 23rd July 2014 at 5:00 by e-mail only. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Colm Murray at 086 852 6508 between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. daily.


We welcome applications from all sections of the community.