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Ship Technician

Job typecontract
Salary£18,000 - £22,000 per annum
LocationSouth East
Contact personAmy Richmond
Closing date22 February 2017



  1. Responsible for maintaining the Cutty Sark to expected standards.  
  2. Responsible for maintaining non AV displays in the Cutty Sark

Key Tasks:

  • Assist with the maintenance, preservation and presentation of Cutty Sark, as directed.
  • Maintain the Ship’s weather deck, all public and non-public areas and objects in line with established methodologies, as necessary.
  • Provide a reactive response service for maintenance of displays including  showcases, plinths, protective barriers, props, labels etc., as required
  • Look after contractors, students and volunteers, as required.
  • Provide assistance in setting up the Cutty Sark Theatre space and other functions, as required
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Ensure good working practice, tools and materials are maintained and clean and tidy.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety requirements and guidelines are observed including risk and COSHH assessments for both visitors and staff in line with NMM policy.
  • The above mentioned tasks are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required by the Museum within the competence of the post holder. 

Terms and Conditions:

Working a roster pattern of 41 hours per week 8am – 4pm Monday-Friday. There may be a requirement for some evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be agreed.

This is a fixed term contract to 11 August 2017. 


The successful candidate must be practical, resourceful, and enthusiastic and take a pride in their work. They should have the skills listed below:


  • Competent at surface finishes with a knowledge of materials
  • Woodworking skills
  • Have a flexible approach to work and be able to work under pressure either in a team or on your own initiative
  • Some work will be carried out at high level, within restricted areas, outside, and some heavy lifting will be required
  • Up to date training for all machinery, handling equipment, working at heights, etc


  • Experience in working within a heritage context and preferably on a historic ship
  • City and Guild qualification in carpentry and joinery or equivalent

How to respond

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Closing date 15 February 2017

Interviews 22 February 2017


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