Job Type: Full-time

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

Based at Camera Obscura & 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 

Role Details

Position: Assistant Technical Manager  
Reporting to: Technical Manager 
Responsible for: Maintenance team (5 members)

Purpose of role: The Assistant Technical Manager role is an exciting new position at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions. This is an integral, wide-ranging role assisting the Technical Manager in every aspect of managing the Maintenance department, including supporting the team and liaising on development planning and project management.

The Package: A competitive salary of £27,500 - £29,500 | Discretionary company pension contribution – currently 10% | Discretionary annual bonus | In-service life insurance | 29 days Holiday | Company Sick Pay Scheme | Staff discounts in shop 
You will also benefit from an extensive Employee Assistance Programme and NHS approved wellness app for mental health | All relevant training provided as necessary

Hours: 40hr week. Five days out of seven Monday to Sunday

How to Apply

You can download the full Job Application Pack here

You can apply by sending your CV and covering letter to: 
Ross Boon
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions 
Email: ross@camera-obscura.co.uk
Tel: 0131 226 3709

Please use the details in the Job Profile in this pack to match your own personal experience and skills against those required of the post holder. And remember – we need your talent so sell yourself! Please ensure your personal email is present on your CV.   


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