The Hamburg Historical Museums Foundation, a foundation under public law, is one of the largest urban and regional history museum facilities in Europe.  The foundation represents the history of museums connected to the foundation at seven locations Hamburg and its surrounding area from dock workers to upper middle class including national and European references.

The project “German Port Museum” is one of the most important German museum projects of today and aims to present ports as nodes of global economic and socio-cultural connections.  The sailing cargo ship PEKING, built in 1911, will be taken over from the Foundation Maritime Hamburg by the Hamburg Historical Museums Foundation as the future lead object of the new museum in 2020 after the restoration will have been completed.

As of April 1, 2020 or later, they are looking for a Technical Curator for PEKING (m / f / d) full-time.

Your future tasks and responsibilities include the management of all activities on the sailing ship PEKING with a focus on the maintenance of the ship, the responsibility for the crew of employees and volunteers as well as ensuring a smooth visitor operation.

Your main tasks include:

Planning, calculation, coordination and responsible implementation of all conservation, maintenance and repair measures on the sailing ship PEKING, evaluation and use of new technical processes

Planning and control of the budget

Quality assurance, technical purchasing, allocation and control of material purchases and external service providers including appointment monitoring

Assessment and monitoring of the condition of the ship as well as regular reporting to the management of the German Port Museum

Participation in the development of concepts and strategies for the use of the ship including staff development

Technical management of the team of employees and volunteers

Representation of the sailing ship in the maritime industry, building and maintaining a network to shipyards, port management, educational institutions etc.

You have the following profile:

Studied engineering (diploma / master), ideally with additional business qualifications
Proven extensive professional experience and demonstrable success in dealing with traditional ships / publicly used ships
Knowledge of the shipbuilding industry
Experience as an approachable and pragmatic manager with communication skills and a hands-on mentality Experience in working together with volunteers is desirable
Cost consciousness.

They are also looking for a personality who, with his/her commitment, understands how to establish and develop a new work area inside and outside the foundation. In addition to technical expertise, it is imperative to have a high level of understanding of business and interdisciplinary relationships. You also need the ability to build, develop and organize teams, and to inspire and lead them over the long term.

The trusting and goal-oriented cooperation with the board and the team of the German Port Museum is of crucial importance for success.

This position is remunerated according to the special level of entitlement according to E 13 TV-AVH. The Hamburg Historical Museums Foundation welcomes applications from people of all sexes, nationalities and People of Color, as well as applicants with a refugee or migration history. Severely disabled people with equal professional qualifications are given priority (§ 2 SGB IX).

Please send your application by February 24, 2020 by email (1 PDF document with a maximum of 5 GB) to:

The HR Manager at the Hamburg Historical Museum Foundation, Susanne Gromoll, is available to answer any questions by e-mail:

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