A dynamic director/couple is wanted to live in a magnificent mansion on over 40 acres in the wild Irish countryside. The right people are needed to anchor a creative community in this beautiful old house and surrounding land and to help develop a holistic, sustainable internationally recognised English language school.
Cahermoyle Mansion, situated 2km from Ardagh in County Limerick, was built in the early 1870s by Edward O'Brien, the son of William Smith O'Brien who was an Irish nationalist Member of Parliament and leader of the Young Ireland movement.
The Mansion contains over 30 rooms with additional outbuildings and a gardener's house along with an outdoor swimming pool. Most of the original features from the property, including marble fireplaces, are still intact.
We’ll be straight with you; this position has big responsibilities and high expectations and is not just a passive caretaker role. The ideal candidate can run an enterprise and develop and deliver a business plan and manage cash flow. We know that if you are the person we’re looking for that you will thrive on embracing this responsibility and be motived by the vision that’s forming around this venture.
This is a full-time residential role, based on site with some local and national travel.
40 hour working week with work at weekends sometimes required.
Salary will be in line with experience.
Accommodation, bills, and utilities included.
If you resonate with these points, this role might be a fit:
You love working with land and buildings, interior and exterior
You’re accustomed to holding space on retreats, residential groups or in hospitality
You’ve spent time at and are deeply interested in organic growing or farming
You are visionary, proactive and passionate about creating a healthy future for our planet and sustainable living for communities
You are in transition, looking for your next life project to sink your teeth into
You are familiar with sustainable organic growing and farming
You are engaged with other future solutions for the current social challenges and systemic breakdown
You have a mindset of prototyping, experimentation, and work to get things done
You have healthy boundaries and are able to communicate your needs clearly
You are naturally organized and enjoy structure and order
You have experience managing other people along with managing projects and seeing them through
You are a self-starter, gritty and committed to seeing results
You are an excellent communicator (verbal and written) and a strong empathic listener
You are handy, good with your hands, physically fit and healthy
You are experienced in personal or professional or spiritual transformation (or all three) and are committed to doing your own ongoing inner work
You are a couple, duo, team of two
You have your own car and full license for driving in Ireland
You are able to live and work in Ireland
This position is not a fit if one or both of you:
Need to be around other people on a daily basis
Have no experience working with property, land, growing and farming
Have no experience working in hospitality or caring for people
Have responsibilities that would require a lot of your physical presence off site
Drink alcohol on a regular basis (more than once a week)
Are looking for just a paid WWOOFing gig
Have any physical conditions that restrict manual labour and extensive periods of movement
Here is what the right people will love about this role:
The chance to put your personality, passion and focus into something sustainable, holistic and beautiful
When not working, the opportunity to do other creative projects, in a stunning inspiring environment
Living alone in expansive countryside surroundings
Being paid to research and execute future solutions to building sustainable communities of the future
Deepening their relationship with the land
This is a fully residential position and the areas of responsibility include:
Caretaking a beautiful, historic property and helping develop it into its next phase of life
Helping set up an international English language school
Helping set up a sustainable organic farm
Creating aligned relationships locally and globally
Researching and developing sustainable living ideas and putting them into practice
Tasks will include:
Living on site and keeping the house secure and energetically vibrant
Clearing out the house, sheds, gardens, surrounds
Staying abreast of sitewide security needs
Liaising with owner, staff and management office and feeding into the redevelopment ideas of the property
Researching and developing self-sustaining community living and organic farming
Representing the house and brand to visitors
Receiving coaching and mentoring to support you in your role
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, HOURS, SALARY
You need to have demonstrable experience in the areas of:
Managing property and/or land
Personal or Spiritual Development
Managing people and groups
It would be great, but not necessary, if you also had experience in:
Permaculture, organic growing and farming
Sustainable living and building communities
Professional and/or Organizational Development
Managing building or construction projects
HOW TO APPLY
Do you fit the profile? You can apply for this position here.
Please be sure to include a few brief sentences on why you're applying in the cover letter section of your application.