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Operations Officer

MS Unicorn is moving into an exciting phase of development and is seeking an Operations Officer to support the Museum Manager in the day-to-day running of the museum and the line management of the Museum Assistants. The position is based at HMS Unicorn in Victoria Dock, Dundee.

Closing Date 01 June 2022
Contract Type Permanent
Location Dundee
Employer HMS Unicorn
Salary

£24,000

About the Role

The role
The Operations Officer is jointly responsible with the Museum Manager for ensuring smooth running of the
Museum, reporting to and working closely with the Museum Manager. This is a full-time position.

Background
The Unicorn Preservation Society, a charity registered in Scotland, registration
number SC002771. We will ensure the conservation and interpretation of HMS
Unicorn within a maritime heritage visitor attraction as part of a group within the
Dundee Waterfront and the wider Tayside region.
HMS Unicorn is the oldest surviving complete woodened hulled warship in the United
Kingdom. Her keel was laid in 1822 and the ship completed and placed in storage in
1824. She subsequently moved to Dundee in the 1870’s and was gifted to the charity
by the Ministry of Defence in 1969. The ship has remained in the city ever since. The
heritage of the ship is, therefore, largely associated with Dundee and she is an integral
part of the history of the town and Scottish naval history.
We are entering one of the most exciting phases in the history of the ship as we
engage with funders to achieve significant grants to support the ship being moved
from Victoria Quay to the East Graving Dock in Dundee. Over the next few years, we
anticipate a remarkable transformation of the ship and quayside helping to secure the
future of this important Heritage Asset.

Responsibilities and duties
The role of Operations Officer is to support the Museum Manager and ensure the
smooth operation of the museum, working alongside the Volunteering, Engagement
and Learning Officer and the Maintenance Officer.
The post holder will have a background in museums, heritage or general tourism
operations or management. The Operations Officer will have line management
responsibility for Museum Assistants and will report to the Museum Manager.
The role of Operations Officer is to support the Museum Manager and ensure the
smooth operation of the museum, working alongside the Volunteering, Engagement
and Learning Officer and the Maintenance Officer.
The post holder will have a background in museums, heritage or general tourism
operations or management. The Operations Officer will have line management
responsibility for Museum Assistants and will report to the Museum Manager.

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