Vacancy: Maintenance Staff Positions

Job Title: Maintenance Staff Members

Number of Positions: 2

Location: 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Salary: Based on experience, £24 – 28K

Contract Type:  Permanent, Full Time, 40hrs per week

Location: Summerhall Management Ltd. 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH91PL

Summerhall is a vibrant arts and entertainment hub in the centre of Edinburgh, located in the old Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies by the Meadows. Summerhall runs a full time events schedule including weddings and conferences, as well as housing a year round music programme, bar, café and 120 commercial tenants all of which are in the arts or creative industries. An opportunity has become available to join Summerhall’s multidisciplinary maintenance team.

What is the Job?

We are looking for hard-working individuals with maintenance experience who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing workloads by prioritising accordingly without compromise to our high standards. An ideal candidate would have the ability to work alone whilst also contributing positively to the wider team.

What will you be doing?

Tasks and responsibilities  for this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Simple plastering
  • Fitting doors and associated ironmongery and changing door locks
  • Painting and decorating
  • Emergency and basic plumbing duties
  • Repair and replacement of faulty lighting units and basic electrical knowledge
  • Assisting with rubbish removal, moving furniture and equipment around the building
  • Responding to emergency maintenance requests as required
  • External maintenance and caretaking, such as car park areas, fences, gutters, yard care
  • Roof clearances and minor roof repairs
  • Building stages and events set ups
  • Assisting with Fringe festival builds

Who are you? 

  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and hardworking
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Ability to problem solve and deescalate issues calmly and professionally
  • Able to work well under pressure and during very busy peaks of service
  • Good communicator
  • Excellent timekeeping skills
  • Team player

What are the required skills?

  • Basic carpentry
  • Simple plastering
  • Basic plumbing
  • Basic electrical knowledge
  • Full clean driver’s license
  • 3 years trade experience

A background of working in an arts venue or theatre would be desirable but is not essential, as would a working knowledge of motor vehicles.

Recruitment Information

  • Applicants must be over 18 and must be able to prove their legal right to work in the UK.
  • The final deadline for applications is noon on  Monday 12th February 2024.
  • ­However we may invite candidates to interview as applications are received so we would     urge you to apply sooner rather than later.
  • Due to the volume of applications won’t be able to get back to unsuccessful applicants.
  • Interviews will be in person, with an immediate start date.

Summerhall Information

Summerhall is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation. If you require any assistance with your application or need the form in a different format, please contact

Application Process

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter (no more than 3 combined pages) to with Maintenance Officer in the subject line by Wednesday 5th June. Please also state your current notice period (if applicable) and your salary expectations for this role.

Please note: although the deadline is 5th June, we will interview people as applications are received, so we would recommend applying as soon as you are able. Due to the volume of applications, we unfortunately won’t be able to get back to unsuccessful applicants.