Full Time Technician, New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park, Wiltshire

Description

We are looking for a Technician for the gallery & sculpture park. 

The ideal candidate needs to be responsible, well organised and flexible.  They should be experienced in a similar hands-on role and therefore confident to work unsupervised and to deadlines. Previous experience in a similar role is essential.  They must have a flexible approach and may sometimes be assigned to duties out of normal working hours.  They will be experienced with a wide breath of artwork and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  

Duties

Installing, handling and packing artworks at the gallery, international art fairs and client homes

Responsible for securing and handling fragile items for safe transport and storage

Regular condition checking of incoming/outgoing artworks, and works in the sculpture park, including creating condition reports

Assisting the Gallery Manager with the transport of works nationally and internationally to and from the gallery, to museums, artists, clients and art fairs

Inventory management as required, including keeping records for artworks up to date

Driving throughout London and the UK as required

Liaising with the Gallery Manager to maintain the organisation of the gallery’s onsite storage facilities

Measure up artworks for crate-making and ordering appropriate packing materials and crates

Creating installation notes and support drawings

Essential

Previous experience as an Art Handler or Art Technician, ideally within a Fine Art Shipping company, gallery, auction house or museum

Strong fine art handling, packing and installation skills

Must have clean driver's licence

Ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines with excellent time management and accuracy

High level of attention to detail

Excellent verbal and written skills as well as the ability to communicate in a professional manner with a wide variety of people including clients of the gallery

Desirable

Experience in artwork conservation

Category C1 driving licence

Telehandler licence

Hours: 0930-1730 Mon – Fri; occasional weekends and evenings when required

Salary:  Dependent on experience and qualifications

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to jessica@sculpture.uk.com 

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