Exhibitions Display Technician (IWM North – Manchester based), IWM (North)

  • 9th August 2016
  • North West, Manchester
  • Part time
  • Paid (£20k-25k pro rata)
  • museums
  • Farnaz Farahmand ffarahmand@iwm.org.uk

We are one of the world’s leading authorities on conflict and its impact on people’s lives – from 1914 through to the present day and beyond. Our collections are filled with personal stories and experiences, inspiring powerful and often conflicting emotions. We aim to share these stories with as many audiences as possible across the world in a way that engages and challenges them, increasing understanding of why we go to war and the effect that conflict has on people’s lives. In other words, we expect our stories to change the way people think about war.

We rely on our staff to help us achieve this aspiration. You should be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies set out below, but equally we are looking for people who believe in what we do and who we are, and can treat every colleague, customer or visitor with respect, courtesy and honesty. We expect our staff to work flexibly and with enthusiasm. These are the qualities that make IWM such an extraordinary place to work.

Purpose of the job

To install and remove exhibits on display and to undertake the production of museum-quality exhibit mounts. The post holder will support all aspects of maintenance, dressing and mounting of exhibits/exhibitions (including art exhibitions) and displays throughout IWM. In addition, you will provide support on workshop projects under the supervision of the Senior Workshop Technician. This is a varied and physically demanding role which will require someone with a flexible and hardworking attitude.