Job Opportunity: Timber Conservation Carpenter/Joiner Trainer

Organisation: World Monument Fund
Salary: £7,500 for 6 weeks (30 working days)
Location: Aba Jifar Palace, Jimma, Ethiopia.
Hours: 5 days a week for 6 weeks, 1st October 2019 - 13th November 2019 (Dates may change by a few days dependent on flights)


About the role

The Timber Conservation Trainer (TCT) will oversee and implement the conservation works on the project, carry out a training program in line with the training plan, scope and schedule of works. Work closely with the lead conservation carpenter and project manager in developing
a long-term maintenance plan. TCT will train up to ten local Ethiopian carpenters/joiners the philosophy of building conservation, the methods and types of repair which are relevant to a timber structure of this nature, give guidance and support whist making quality decisions on intervention.

Key Duties

  • TCT will train up to ten local Ethiopian carpenters/joiners the philosophy of building conservation, the methods and types of repair which are relevant to a timber structure of this nature, give guidance and support whist making quality decisions on intervention.
     
  • TCT is to work closely with the PM when managing the workforce and daily tasks, this means producing a critical path plan and understanding the timing of each stage.
     
  • TCT will oversee and implement the conservation works on the project, carry out a training program in line with the training plan, scope and schedule of works. Work closely with the lead conservation carpenter and project manager
     
  • PM/TCT to keep in regular communication with all stakeholders through phone calls, emails and monthly reports with updates on the projects progress
     
  • PM/TCT to manage the timber stores and keep an up to date record of stock for future use.
     
  • Create a skills directory for future use by the Oromia Regional Government and the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH)

Read the full person specification here

How to Apply

To apply, please email Nathan Goss, attaching full CV; two references (state whether you are happy for us to contact them before the interview); and one A4 page describing your interest in the post.

Closing date is noon, 19th April 2019. For further details, please contact Nathan Goss (Conservation Consultant): [email protected]

Selection Process
Provisional date for interviews is on the 2nd May 2019 - Location TBC.

This position is funded by World Monuments Fund with a grant from the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

 

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