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Technical Custodian (Joinery/Fabrication/Museum Technician)

Salary range: ££27,929 - £32,348 Closing date: 16 April 2023 Download the job pack

As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam Museum acts as a crucial bridge between the University, the City and the rest of the world, and has an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, award-winning public programmes and significant collections spanning many cultures and centuries. The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) is a sub-department of the museum and is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research in paintings conservation and heritage science.

The role holder will provide custodial/security, technical, maintenance and cleaning support to a highly specialized paintings conservation facility operated by the University of Cambridge, located south of the city in Whittlesford. The role holder is obliged to reside in accommodation consisting of a 3-bedroom cottage at the institute to provide out-of-hours security and maintenance response.

The role holder will be experienced in facilities or building management, have the ability to deal calmly and politely with customers and have a technical competency of carpentry/joinery.

In return, we offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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Location: Cambridge

The Process:

Closing date for applications: 16th April

Interview Date: 24th April

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to

Simon Halliday:

If you have any queries regarding the application process

please contact

Please quote reference DB35875 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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