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We are always on the look out for talented people to join the ClapHandies team.
Check below for details of our current vacancies.

Birthday Party Leaders (Weekend work)

ClapHandies ( has been running baby and toddler PlayLabs for the past 10 years in over 25 venues across Dublin. We have built a reputation of being a quality and trustworthy brand and in February 2017 we will be expanding into the birthday party business.

Initially, we will have two permanent weekend venues in Dundrum Town Centre and Malahide Castle, while also offering parties in local venues such as community centres and in children’s homes.

We are very excited about this new venture and are now looking for enthusiastic team members to join us. Extensive training will be provided and candidates can earn €10 per hour depending on role.

Are you available to work Saturdays and/or Sundays until the end of June and from September onwards? If your answer is yes then we would love to hear from you!

Our team members must:

  • Love spending time with young children (4 to 11 yr olds) and enjoy hanging out with this age group
  • Be patient, caring and kind - working with children can be tough work but can be very rewarding
  • Be reliable, professional and have a strong customer service ethos - our customers (both the children and their parents) are the centre of our world, we want them to have the best day of their lives!
  • Be available to work most Saturdays and/or Sundays

Candidates who have own transport may be offered home party work, but otherwise own car is not a requirement.

We appreciate that many of our applicants are studying so we can offer schedule flexibility for the right candidates!

Are you ready to join us? To apply please send your CV to

We've just filled out last Party Leader position but will be looking again very soon, so send us your CV for the next round.

The Great Cake off

What are the ingredients for the perfect party? Amazing party venue (check!), amazing party activities (check), amazing party food (check), amazing birthday cake (not yet checked off our list!).

We at Claphandies are super excited about the launch of our new party business Real Party Kids this Spring. We nearly have all the amazing elements in place for our parties (seriously, these parties are going to be awesome). Real Party Kids are gonna need Real Party Cakes (yummy cakes that have cool designs, fit in with our themes and of course meet all the necessary dietary requirements).

We know parties, we know cakes, and we know that oftentimes the best cake (and we really mean the BEST cake) is made by Real Party Mummies in their home! That is why we are delighted to offer the opportunity to apply to become one of our preferred bakers for our birthday cakes. Real Party Parents will have the opportunity to bring their own cake or get their bespoke cake from us.

If you would like to be considered for our panel then please email with a brief introduction to yourself, give us some examples of cakes that you have created in the past (we love to see pictures so please be sure to include some!).

Become a ClapHandies Community Leader and play for free:

Would you like to come to ClapHandies PlayLabs for free? We are looking for mums or dads or minders to keep us updated with what's going on in your local community, to help us keep our social media content relevant about local events etc. and to help us spread the word about how much fun the PlayLabs are.

In exchange for a free PlayLab pass we are looking for you to spend a couple of hours each month working with us.

Email to hear more.

Creative Collaborators

Are you an illustrator or children's writer, we are looking to collaborate on a set of new preschool stories, rhymes and possibly a play for very young children. Please do get in touch if you have an interest in this area.

Email to hear more.

Calling All Dancers!

ClapHandies are launching an exciting new party business Real Party Kids in Spring. We will be offering exciting themed birthday parties like no others. One of the many awesome themes on offer will be Disco & Karaoke.

We are now looking to engage with a great fun disco dancer to consult on our disco party. We have lots of amazing ideas that need to be validated in order to develop short, simple dance routines that can be easily taught to young children.

We are looking for a fun dancer to work with us for 2 half day sessions to record pieces to camera (this footage will be used during the birthday parties, a virtual party leader as such!). and the successful dancer will receive €250 for this work!

Are you the perfect partner for us? Email by Friday 10th February with a brief overview of your experience.

Calling All Home Caterers…

Do you love kids food? Have you a taste for fun? Here at Claphandies we are cooking up loads of exciting ideas for our new party business RealPartyKids which is launching this Spring. We are hungry to hear from passionate caterers who would like to be added to our ingredients list for the perfect party team!

Our parties are for the 4-11 year age group and our party food is going to be the best, we are aiming for healthy fun fresh cold finger food! Real Party Kids will need Real Party Food and we are dreaming about fun, healthy food ideas that will be devoured by our guests!

This catering collaboration will be for approximately 6 months initially. The ideal caterer will have a food preparation qualification, great taste buds and a thirst for new, fun ideas. You will prepare the food in your kitchen/premises so all health/safety/food requirements must be met.

Does this tickle your taste buds? If so email with a brief overview of your interests and experiences and tell us what you think are the best party foods for this age group. Remember we want fun, healthy food so if you have ideas of what our Real Party Food might look like or how you would present it be sure to include this too (Instagram, Pinterest etc!).

The Use By date for expressions of interest is Friday 10th February so be sure to email us by then to be in the mix!

PlayLab Leaders (2 to 5 mornings per week)

We are currently looking to hire up to two new PlayLab Leaders working two to five mornings per week. Venues are allocated to leaders based on their location so that travel time makes sense. Would suit an outgoing self-driven person who loves the idea of working with babies and toddlers. Our PlayLab leaders have a range of backgrounds (Montessori graduates, early child care training, drama etc.) they all have a special something that makes them perfect for this role. You will need your own car, strong singing voice essential. Extensive training provided.

Email to hear more.

Calling All Science Students!

Do you love all things scientific? Have you got great chemistry with people? Are you confident in front of a camera? Could you the next Aoibheann (Ní Shúilleabháin of course) or Carl Sagan? Well this could be the opportunity you have been looking for (through in depth testing of hypotheses, theories and research naturally!).

We are launching our exciting new birthday party business, Real Party Kids this Spring. Our parties are like no other, we encourage our guests to try new things (experiment if you will!) and have an awesome time in the process! Our parties will have a number of themes, including science and this is why we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a fun science student to work with us for 2 half day sessions to record pieces to camera (this footage will be used during the birthday parties, a virtual party leader as such!). The programme content will be provided, and the successful Scientist will receive €250 for this work!

Do you think you have what it takes to join us in the Real Party Kids Laboratory? Email with a brief introduction to yourself and a 2-minute video (doesn’t have to be professional, selfies will do!) telling us about your favourite science experiment.

Social Media Strategist

ClapHandies is getting ready to launch our new party business Real Party Kids this spring. It’s going to #amazing #awesome #outofthisworld #aintnopartylikearealkidsparty – you get the picture!

Until now the majority of our online presence has been through our website ( and our Facebook page. We are getting great coverage from these but if we are being honest (#honestyisthebestpolicy right?) we need someone to join our team on a short-term basis to help us create our social media strategy.

So what are we looking for? We want to hear from creative, innovative people, who know everything there is to know about social media platforms. We want to build a unique, stylish presence on Instagram and other platforms. We know parties and parents know that we know parties so we want to be the go to place for all things party.

You will have a qualification in a relevant field – digital marketing, social media etc. and you must possess the energy and drive to launch our online presence across social media platforms with Instagram being at the forefront.

Working with our team you will take the lead on creating our strategy. Don’t worry though, we have loads of ideas and we will give you all the support you need to bring our ideas to life. We have strong digital assets – awesome photography, sharp content, and access to an editing resource to work with.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who sees themselves working as a Social Media/Digital Marketing Consultant in the future. You will be joining our team at an amazing time for the Company and you really will have the opportunity to put your stamp on our strategy!

And now for the formal stuff!
This 3-6 month paid internship position (€100 per week) will be ideal for someone looking to make their mark in the Irish social media world. You will work alongside Liza Crotty, Managing Director of ClapHandies. This is a small company so you will gain loads of practical experience and we promise that your ideas will be listened to! Meetings would be based in Dublin 8 but you will be mostly working remotely with online remote team tools.

Is this the opportunity you have been looking for? If your answer is yes then email your CV and a brief outline as to why you are the right candidate for this internship to by Friday 10th February.


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