Purpose of role:
To assist the Facilities Manager and OHL Engineer in inspecting and maintaining the
Museum’s one mile demonstration tramway. To provide manpower for larger engineering
projects as part of the Museum’s development strategy.
Specific role
• To take part in regular inspections of the overhead line to ensure the continued safe
operation of the tramway for the visiting public.
• To conduct regular maintenance tasks, e.g. lubricating frogs, straightening trolley wire.
• Under supervision to undertake remedial works, e.g. replacing span wire, insulators.
• To work with other relevant personnel and contractors on larger projects. These often
take place during winter months when the Museum is closed to the public.
• To act as a competent person in the safe operation of a range of road / rail mounted high
level access equipment. In particular, the Museum’s tower wagon and MEWP.
Please note: This role is based outdoors and can be physically demanding. A specific health
assessment and additional training will be required for working at height.
General role
• To act as a representative and ambassador for Crich Tramway Village and the National
Tramway Museum.
• To ensure the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff by following designated
• To work within the guidelines of the Volunteer Policy and related organisational policies
(i.e., Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Access, etc.).
Relevant qualities
• An enthusiastic attitude.
• An interest in working with people.
• Reliability and flexibility.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• An interest in / willingness to learn the technical matters of tramway engineering.
• An interest in the work of museums and tramway history.
• Ability to work at height.
Desirable skills and experience
• Experience of / willingness to work as part of a team.
• Pleasant, friendly manner, polite under pressure.
• Experience of heavy engineering.
• Experience of working outdoors and use of engineering tools / equipment.
• Experience of working around rail guided vehicles and personal track safety