£33,368 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time


020 7323 8272

Assistant Production Manager

About the role:
The postholder will be working in the Exhibitions Department’s Production team, the role is responsible for co-ordinating a wide range of administrative and technical duties. The postholder will provide support with the installation and dismantling of exhibitions and displays, as well as assisting in the delivery of construction and technical aspects of the Museum's temporary exhibitions both on-site and off-site, ensuring they are completed within the specified timeframes to a high standard and within budget constraints. The postholder will also be managing lighting, showcase, conditioning equipment (and others as directed), coordinating essential equipment workstreams with Exhibition project team members, wider Museum colleagues and third-party contractors.

Key areas of responsibility:
• To contribute technical expertise and creative problem solving to individual exhibitions, working collaboratively within project teams. Advise on technical aspects of exhibition presentation including, but not limited to, construction methods, materials, installation/dismantling, and health and safety.
• Implement and enforce health and safety requirements, CDM regulations, and building regulations related to exhibition production as directed by the Senior Technical Manager.
• To have up-to-date knowledge on relevant health and safety legislation and regulatory requirements.
• To oversee Risk Assessments and Method Statements submitted by third party contractors. This includes monitoring completion, compliance, and submission of the required documentation.
• Coordinating production documentation with internal colleagues, internal and external contractors to carry out essential and project specific works on-site.

About you:
• Technical knowledge of demountable showcase systems, exhibition lighting and other exhibition equipment.
• IT skills, including Excel.
• Knowledge of COSHH, H&S requirements and other relevant regulations.
• Set-works fabrication or senior design technician.
• Museum, art gallery, commercial gallery, or theatre experience.
• Previous stock control experience.
• Demonstrable interest in aspects of the Museum’s activities
• The role is technical in nature as well as administrative, and knowledge of construction is essential.
• Must be able to provide advice to senior stakeholders and work well as part of team; self-motivated and able to use initiative; good communicator.

About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

• Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service) plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays.
• Membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme (find out here what benefits a civil service pension provides).
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections.
• Interest-free travel, bicycle, and rental deposit loans.
• Professional and personal development opportunities.
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

Additional details:
For more information about this role, please see the job description.
If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to [email protected].

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills, and experience.

We offer a flexible way of working scheme that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage about how flexible working could work for you. We would typically see this role as working on site about 5 days a week.

The Museum also adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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