Calling all Checked and Vetted Tradespeople! The Beamish Museum has arranged an £18m expansion, that requires over 100 construction jobs.
So, do you want to be a part of history? The trades required involve bricklayers, stonemasons, general labourers, joiners, electricians and plumbers – construction apprenticeships will also be created and will provide an opportunity to learn alongside skilled mentors. Make a move and get in touch!
Up to 30 tradespeople will be working on four building sites at any one time and will be employed as part of the museum’s in-house buildings team. Work is already under way on the development, and the project is set for completion around 2021.
The ‘Remaking Beamish’ project officer, Michelle Lagar, has said the in-house buildings team has experience creating historical and modern buildings. But they need to grow their construction force in order to complete the project.
She also added: “We are calling out for expressions of interest from tradespeople who would like to join our trade register as directly employed labour. We are also looking for those who are confident they can meet the demands of working on this high-profile and exciting project.”
Beamish Museum is looking for tradespeople to help make history with this construction, as this ‘Remaking Beamish’ project will be largest construction job for the museum in 48 years. This project will see 30 new exhibits added, including a 1950s town and farm, as well as a Georgian cottage and coach house.
The 1950s town will feature a cinema, community centre, homes, shops, cafe, bowling green and fish and chip shop. Spain’s Field Farm, from Weardale, has been de-constructed and will be rebuilt at Beamish to tell the story of rural life in the 1950s. And the expansion of the 1820s Landscape will include a coaching inn where visitors can stay overnight. There will also be a recreation of murdered Joe the Quilter’s cottage.
The extension is expected to attract an extra 100,000 tourists to the region.
Expressions of interest in the construction jobs should be sent, with a CV and covering letter, to [email protected]