Employment Opportunities at Aillwee


Would you like to join our Customer Service Team?


Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare is Ireland’s Premier Showcave and has over 100,000 visitors each year. It is situated in a scenic valley in the Burren in Co. Clare – an area popular with both International and Irish tourists.

Since 2008 the Birds of Prey Centre was opened and has been educating and entertaining visitors with many different breeds of Birds of Prey and dynamic flying displays daily.

The area of Ballyvaughan is a small village of about 500 people with two hotels, five pubs, two shops and several holiday homes. It is a busy village in the summer but quiet in the wintertime. The local area is scenic, beside the sea and has good hill walking. The nearest towns are Galway (30 miles away) and Ennis (23 miles). There is a daily bus service to Galway.

Aillwee Cave Co Ltd has 35 full time members of staff and in the summer season the staff increases to approximately 65 staff members. We also run an event at the end of November, called Santa’s Workshop, where the Cave is converted into Santa’s Grottos and the event is run by appointment only. The staff for this event increases to approximately 90 - 100 members.


Current Vacancies


Tour Guide

This position is to conduct tours through the Cave in an efficient safe and responsible way

To provide the highest level of Customer Service

To be comfortable and articulate in speaking with the visitors

To work within an experienced team

To show good initiative under pressure

Applicants should have a good general knowledge of Geology and previous First Aid Experience. Preferred applicants to be over the age of 19 years

Fully paid training is provided to develop knowledge and confident tour.


Catering Assistants

Prospective candidates should have previous catering experience.

​This position is to prepare, display and sell the food and products in our Tea Room and work well in a Team environment.

Applicants with Barista and food hygiene training an advantage


Farm Shop Assistant

Prospective candidates should have previous retail and sales experience.

This position is to display and sell the food and products in our Farm Shop and work well in a Team environment.

​Previous retail experience of 2 years required.


Conditions of Work

Hours of Work - 4 - 5 days per week (32 - 39 hours) Start at 10.00am daily. Statutory Contract of Employment issued on first day of employment

Uniform - Uniform will be provided. Staff will need to provide black trousers and professional black shoes. We require staff to present a neat professional appearance

Rate of Pay - Staff are paid an hourly rate depending on position and experience via bank transfer on a weekly basis


How to apply

If you are interested in joining our professional team, please let us know;

What role you are interested in?

Send an up to date CV to fiona@aillweecave.ie



on Thursday 9th November 2017

between 5.30pm -7.30pm

at the Main Cave Building, where you can come along with an up to date CV

to hear all the positions we have available


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