Current Vacancies

Senior Commercial Executive (Tourism)  

The Irish National Stud and Gardens is one of Irelands leading tourist attractions. With the launch of the exciting Irish Racehorse Experience we are well positioned to capitalize on post COVID recovery opportunities in the Tourism Sector. We are seeking an enthusiastic Commercial Executive to drive demand for our range of visitor attraction amenities and services. Reporting to the Tourism Manager, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in a similar role in the Tourism Industry. A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To proactively sell all tourism facilities, meeting and event services as well as all products and services provided by the attraction.
  2. To create, deliver and continuously develop a strategic sales plan.
  3. To manage and maintain excellent CRM data.
  4. To develop and maintain excellent relationships with key customers and stakeholders
  5. To assist the Tourism team in developing and promoting high quality visitor experiences
  6. To support the INS in achieving overall budget targets, through the management and development of the following channels:
  • Destination management companies (DMC’s), Tour Operators- Domestic, International and on- line.
  • Private, Corporate and Educational Groups and F.I.T.’s
  • Local/National and International lead generation and referrals.
  • MICE and Professional Conference Organisers (PCO’s)
  • Retail activities and Restaurant Franchise.


The Person: Key skills and experience

  1. Five + years’ experience in a business development /key account management role in the tourism and hospitality sector.
  2. An excellent ability to make and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  3. A demonstrable record of delivering increased demand and turnover, in line with agreed targets.
  4. Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, as well as good presentation ability.
  5. Strong completer – finisher skills, with good attention to detail. Team Player.
  6. Flexibility to travel to key trade missions in Ireland and overseas.
  7. Knowledge of the thoroughbred sector is not essential but would be helpful.


Those Interested should forward their letter of introduction and CV to Orla Hennelly, HR Manager Irish National Stud, Tully, Co Kildare, or email  before close of business on Friday 30st July. The Irish National Stud is an equal opportunities employer.




Position:     Estate Manager Assistant

Reporting to:   Estate Manager


This is a full time position requiring availability outside normal working hours including weekends and often at short notice.

This is a new position, established to support the Estate Manger in his day to day activities.


Assist the Estate Manager as he oversees the day to day activities of outdoor staff, including farm, garden and maintenance staff.

Take control when asked of agreed seasonal activities in outdoor areas, Farm and Gardens.

Maintain farm accounts / records, keep the appropriate documentation to record activities and assist with the sections administration, including budget control, issuing purchase orders and Invoice administration

Assist with contractor management.

Maintain good communication flow between Staff and the Estate Manager.

Assist with driving duties.

Health and Safety – liaise with Contractor, Co-ordinate the ordering and distribution of supplies.    

Qualifications / Experience

The successful candidate must

  • Have knowledge and experience of relevant agricultural activities.
  • Have a third level qualification, Degree or Diploma in Agriculture / Business/ Agriculture Science
  • Have an interest in and knowledge of the Irish Equine Industry
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to commence and bring a project to completion
  • Have a confident working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Have the ability to work on their own initiative, take responsibility and prioritise their daily activities.

Further information will be available at interview, If you are interested please forward your letter of introduction and CV to Orla Hennelly, HR Manager, Irish National Stud, Tully Co Kildare or  e-mail before close of business on Friday 16th July. The Irish National Stud is an equal opportunities employer.