Becoming a Celebrant


There is a growing demand for Humanist ceremonies throughout Ireland and consequently a growth in demand for celebrants. Conducting Humanist ceremonies is a rewarding and demanding role. Humanist celebrants are very much the public face of and ambassadors for the principles of Humanism,

The next round of selection of candidates for interview for training as Celebrants will take place in November 2017.
It is a requirement that all applicants have a minimum of two consecutive years’ membership of HAI (provide the date that you became a HAI member) at the time of application and can provide evidence of active engagement in HAI activities and campaigns.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, have an empathetic nature, good judgement, excellent presentation, organisational and record keeping skills, an ability to write clearly and concisely and be computer literate. An essential requirement is knowledge of and a whole-hearted commitment to the philosophy of Humanism.

Your application should consist of a covering letter outlining your suitability and reasons for wanting to be a Humanist celebrant along with details of your involvement with and contribution to the aims & objectives of the HAI to date. A copy of your CV is also required.

The names and contact details of three referees: two of whom should be HAI members (provide the date they became HAI members) of at least two years standing (excluding serving members of the Board or the Ceremonies Management Committee) and the other a work/character referee are also required.

We are giving priority to appllicants from people based in Connacht, Ulster (whether Republic of or Northern Ireland) and counties Longford & Louth. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] in October 2017.

Applications received before 1st October or after 31st October will not be considered.