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Assistant Shipkeeping Technician

Job typepart-time
Salary £18,000.00 - £22,000.00 Per Annum
LocationSouth West
Closing dateongoing
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  • Learn the skills required to care for Cutty Sark
  • Responsible for maintaining the Cutty Sark to expected standards
  • Responsible for maintaining non AV displays in the Cutty Sark

 Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Provide assistance in setting up the Cutty Sark Theatre space and other functions, as required
  • 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 RMG policies
  • 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


 Skills and Experience:

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


  • Experience of working with a range of materials and surface coatings
  • 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


  • Woodworking skills
  • Experience in working within a heritage context and preferably on a historic ship
  • Up to date training for all machinery, handling equipment, working at heights, etc

How to respond

Terms and Conditions:

The role works a roster pattern of 24 hours per week 8am–4pm three days a week. There may be a requirement for some evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be agreed.

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