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Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £13.65 per hour

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a Visit Scotland 5-Star rated visitor attraction consisting of a rooftop terrace, exhibitions, reception area, and gift shop. 
This role involves maintaining high standards of presentation and safety internally and externally for our many visitors. In 2023, we were the 7th most visited paid attraction in Scotland. We are open to candidates with various levels of experience, from juniors who will receive full training, to experienced technicians ready to hit the ground running, to specialist electricians who may take on electrical maintenance in addition to general tasks. 
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
We offer: 
  • Real Living Wage, calculated according to the cost of living 
  • Non-contributory pension scheme 
  • Free entry for friends and family 
  • Free tea, coffee, and breakfast staples 
  • Generous break times 
  • Flexible shifts when possible 
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Programme 
  • NHS-approved wellness app for mental health 
  • Sick Pay 
  • Yearly bonus, discretionary 

Role Details


  • Ensure visitor safety through health and safety checks and necessary remedial work. 
  • Maintain all exhibits, lights, and effects in full working order. 
  • Participate in prototyping and building new exhibits. 
  • Tasks will be allocated based on your skill set. 

Job Requirements

  • Experience: 2 years relevant experience (preferred).
  • Language: Fluent English (required).
  • Licence/Certification: Driving Licence (preferred).
  • Work Authorisation: United Kingdom (required). 
  • Basic skills or the ability to learn in electrics, joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing, and IT.
  • Good communication, numeracy, organizational skills, and initiative. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Flexibility to work outside normal opening hours when necessary. 

Main Duties 

  • Building Maintenance: Routine maintenance, repair work, and occasional cleaning. 
  • Exhibitions: Development, maintenance, enhancement, and repair of exhibits. 
  • General: Maintain a clean and tidy work environment and assist in other site operations as required. 
  • Emergencies/Security: Familiarity with fire and emergency procedures and ability to lock and secure the building after hours as a key-holder. 
  • Other Duties: Event/meeting preparation, offsite research, driving, ordering, and liaison with external contractors. 
Hourly rate: £13.65 (equivalent annual salary: £28,392). 
Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full-time 
Location: Edinburgh, EH1 2ND 
Schedule: 8-hour shifts 5 days over seven including one weekend day. 

How to Apply

We look forward to hearing from you. Please make sure to introduce yourself and share with us your relevant skills and experience, as well as why you would like to work at Camera Obscura. Include your earliest start date and working availability.  Please include a recent CV. 

Email address to send application: 

Closing date : Friday 28/06/2024 

Any further questions we would be happy to discuss. Please get in touch at or call 0131 226 3709.  

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