Vacancy: Heritage Engineering Manager At Brooklands Museum

Heritage Engineering Manager at Brooklands Museum



Permanent, Full Time Role

We are now recruiting for the new role of Heritage Engineering Manager.  You will be responsible for the maintenance, care and preservation of Brooklands Museum’s historic aviation, vehicle and large mechanical objects through a range of activities that include their inspection, conservation, handling and movement.  Our collection is at the core of how we tell the fantastic stories of Brooklands, the people that worked here and their contribution to both motorsport and aviation throughout the 20th century.  This post is fundamental for us to continue to maintain and preserve our historic aviation and vehicle collection for future generations while delivering a visitor experience that uses the collection in a dynamic way.

Brooklands Museum is located outside of Weybridge, Surrey.  It’s set in 30 acres, which includes the most significant and complete sections of the former race track as well as a number of significant historic buildings that contributed to the development of British motorsport and aviation industry in the 20th century.  At the heart of everything we do at Brooklands is our vision, Inspiring people to shape their future through inventiveness, expertise and a sense of adventure.

As Heritage Engineering Manager you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of key projects.  These will range from routine maintenance of our historic car and motorcycle collection to the development and co-ordination of preservation works on our aircraft.  You will work closely with our teams of volunteers, providing direction and ensuring all activities are carried out to the highest possible standard.  The Heritage Engineering Manager will play a vital role in the live running of key historic vehicles and aircraft, which we use to bring the site to life in a safe and enjoyable way for our visitors.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Collections Department at Brooklands Museum in this new role of Heritage Engineering Manager.  We are open to applications from people who have a range of experiences with a practical engineering background – particularly in aviation.  You do not have to have previous experience working in a museum but be committed to learning about and adhering to the principles of preservation and education.  Brooklands Museum would provide additional training on museum principles and practices.

We are looking for the right candidate who has experience of leading small teams and has excellent communication skills.  You must be methodical, pragmatic and enjoy working as part of a team.

If you are interested in this job, please go to our website and download the Job Description and Application Pack to find out how to apply for this position.

If you are interested in this role and would like to book a 10 minute phone call to find out more please email Alex Patterson, Director of Collections, Interpretation & Heritage

The deadline for applications is Sunday 3 March 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 15 March.


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