Senior Art Handling Technician

Senior Art Handling Technician
Employer: Tate
Salary: £24,774 per annum
Location: London

Tate runs an extensive programme of exhibitions and displays at its sites, acquisitions to its collections and loans out to galleries and museums internationally, nationally and regionally.

Tate’s Collection Care Division is responsible for supporting these programmes and ensuring that artworks are available and accessible to the public. Its operations embrace the management, research, care and conservation of the art, archive and library collections.

We are currently recruiting a permanent, full-time Senior Art Handling technician. In this role you will lead a team of Art Handling technicians in their daily operations to deliver Tate’s programme of acquisitions, displays and loans, and to ensure the care and management of its collections. The role sits within a management team of Senior Art Handling Technicians within the Collection Management department at Tate.

You will have a high level of expertise in the handling, installation and care of a variety of complex artworks, be able to lead and motivate a team, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The role also requires you to have the ability to work confidently and accurately under pressure.

Your proven experience of providing technical solutions to installation problems and demonstrable experience of advising management on risks and achievable schedules make you an excellent candidate. You will be excellent at providing sound and first-class advice on the specifications for equipment and be responsible for the care, maintenance and storage of art handling equipment and materials.

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