Maintenance Technician

Organisation: Visitor Centres Ltd

Salary: £13.00 per hour

Location: Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh

What we are looking for
Basic skills or the ability to learn in all or most of the following: electrics, joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing and IT skills.
Good communication skills, numeracy, organisational abilities, and initiative.
Ability to work well on own or with others.
Flexibility to work outside the normal opening hours of the building, for those jobs that need done when no visitors are present.

Main Duties
The Building: Help develop new exhibits to engage and delight our visitors. Help to keep the building well maintained inside and outside, both through routine maintenance and repair work and occasional cleaning.
Exhibitions: Help to maintain, enhance, and repair exhibits.
General: Maintain a clean and tidy work environment. Assist in any other aspects of running the site as required by the Management.
Emergencies/Security: Be familiar with fire and emergency procedures. Be able to lock and secure the building after hours as a key-holder.
Potential other duties as required: event/meeting preparation, offsite research, driving, ordering, liaison with external contractors.

This job is primarily about helping to maintain high standards of presentation and safety internally and externally for our many visitors. In 2021 we were the 5th most visited paid attraction in Scotland. We are willing to consider candidates with any amount of experience, from a junior who will be trained in all aspects of the role, to an experienced technician who can hit the ground running, to a specialist electrician who will take responsibility for electrical maintenance as well as general tasks.

Ensure the safety of visitors through health and safety checks and remedial work as necessary. You will be responsible for maintaining all exhibits, lights and effects in full working order. You will also be involved in prototyping and building new exhibits. Tasks will be allocated according to your skill set.

The rewards we offer
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions are proud to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living. The Company also offers a non-contributary pension scheme and other in-service benefits, such as free entry into the attraction for friends and family, free tea and coffee and breakfast staples, and a generous amount of breaks. We know that work life balance is important, we always try to be flexible with shifts where possible. You will also have access to an extensive Employee Assistance Programme as well as an NHS approved wellness app for mental health.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter and ensure your personal email is present on your CV. CV and cover letter should be emailed to Ross Boon, Technical Manager

Application Deadline: Monday 01/05/2023