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The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 and opened to the public in 1848. As well as being the principal museum of the University of Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam Museum is the largest cultural venue in the region, welcoming over 450,000 visitors a year.

The Museum houses over half a million works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations and displays them in 23 galleries. There are also stores, offices, education rooms, studios and conservation laboratories across six buildings in Cambridge, all of which require constant inspection and regular maintenance.  All parts of the main museum building are Grade 1 listed, and must meet stringent government indemnity and insurance standards for the security, care and display of works of art, particularly in relation to security, building maintenance and environmental conditions.

You will work within the Fitzwilliam Museum Buildings Maintenance Team to ensure that routine services are maintained and that emergencies are dealt with promptly. 

In consultation with the Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day maintenance of the Fitzwilliam Museum and associated buildings both internally and externally in an environmental context.  The ability to carry out plumbing work is integral to the role plus first fix and reactive repairs and you will have a duty to develop maintenance plans and schedule for all the plumbing, heating and HVAC equipment with the Heating, Plumbing and HVAC Engineer.

You will also support and assist the Maintenance Team and Estates Management in obtaining the correct supplies for the above work particularly in respect of heating and plumbing materials.


Closing date for applications:  midnight 3 April 2017

Planned interview date: 12 April 2017


Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a Basic Disclosure check via Disclosure Scotland. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ button on the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages 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.

Any queries should be directed to or Tel: 01223 764840.


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