Assistant Technical Manager

Organisation: Visitor Centres Ltd

Salary: £27,500-£29,500 depending on experience

Location: Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

Based at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh, the Assistant Technical Manager role is an exciting new role providing support both to the Technical Manager and the rest of the team.

Key Responsibilities include:
– Exhibit operation maintenance and upkeep
– Daily reactive maintenance of all areas of the attraction, premises and PPE
– Planned preventative maintenance of all areas of the attraction
– Liaising with colleagues, suppliers and contractors
– Team leading and project management
– Improving current exhibits and developing new ones
– Setting an example of great customer care and visitor interaction
– Occasional large-scale renovation projects
– Improvement of our systems
– Deputising for the Technical Manager as required

Essential skills:
– Team leading and/or management experience
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– IT/computing proficiency above basic levels: Microsoft suite, project management software
– Administration and Organisational skills
– Broad basic skills in: electrical, joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing

Desirable Skills:
– Experience in exhibition design, creation and/or manufacturing
– Knowledge of technical drawing software and basic programming skills

Person Specification:
– Enthusiastic and confident with the ability to motivate a team, communicate with other departments and develop working relationships with colleagues and contractors
– A keen eye for detail
– Pro-active and able to use own initiative
– A creative problem-solver able to develop solutions to deadlines, with a thorough understanding of business requirements
– Passionate about the visitor experience
– An interest in and understanding of exhibition design
– Professional in approach and able to confidently articulate ideas
– Reasonably fit, and physically able to carry out the duties as specified

Application Deadline: Friday 01/07/2022