Workshop Technician (Stores Move)

Annual salary scale: £20,130 rising to £23,067 per annum
Closing Date: 28 April 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 10 May 2021
Start Date: 31 May 2021
Reference: JU26194
Category: Assistant

The Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) is seeking to appoint a Workshop Technician to
work on an ambitious and challenging project to support a project to inventory, assess, photograph,
pack and move over 250,000 artefacts from across the world to a new collections facility in
Cambridge. The Workshop Technician will provide support and assistance to the collections move
project. He/she will be line-managed and supported by the MAA Workshop and will also receive
direction from the stores move project Move Manager and be a core member of the stores move
team.
In order to support the stores move project, the role holder will assist in the safe packing and
transport of MAA objects to the new store. This will involve the construction of boxes, crates and
other support and protection structures for objects under the supervision of the MAA Workshop. It
will further require transporting objects between Museum locations by vehicle. The role holder will
ensure that relevant health and safety guidelines are understood and followed and assist Workshop
colleagues in the checking and maintenance of water and fire safety systems. Actively checking the
safety and functionality of workspaces in each of the offsite stores to ensure staff safety is a further
key task of the role holder.
The ideal candidate will have a GCSE level standard of education or NVQ level 3 vocational
qualification or equivalent, demonstrable practical experience. He/she will have knowledge of all
aspects of carpentry including types, methods and board materials, and have competence with
hand-held portable power tools. A current, clean driving licence is essential, with an HVG licence
desirable. With good verbal and written communication skills, he/she will be able to follow
instructions accurately and, on occasion, form judgements and offer recommendations. Museums
are unique environments in which we care for sensitive and often fragile materials. Therefore,
he/she will have an appreciation of the role of museums as custodians and an awareness of the
importance of both security and cultural sensitivity.
This will be an intensive project with challenging objectives, and team cohesion in a respectful
working environment is a priority. MAA and the University of Cambridge Museums are committed to
inclusion and diversity within our institutions and across the sector, and we particularly welcome
applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the
Museum and the University.
This is a full-time post for 3 years from the date of appointment.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to
undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records) check, a health assessment and a security check.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on the University of Cambridge
job opportunities page for this vacancy at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/29266/This will route you
to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have
not already) and log in before completing the online application form. The University page also has a
link to further information about the role.
Queries about the application process may be addressed to the Faculty HR Team
(hr@hsps.cam.ac.uk).
If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact the Stores Move Manager Kat Szabó
(kas95@cam.ac.uk).
The closing date for applications is 28 April 2021 with interviews expected to take place during week
commencing 10 May 2021. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment on
or as soon as possible after 31 May 2021. Interviews may be carried out online.
Please quote reference JU26194 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the
UK.

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