Head of Technical Services (SC3345)

Head of Technical Services (SC3345)
Employer: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Salary: £25,728 to £31,604 per annum
Location: Norwich

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) is one of the most important university art galleries in Britain, with a national and international reputation as one of the UK’s principal centres for the study and presentation of art. The extraordinary art collection includes works dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century from across the globe. There are a significant number of works by modern masters of European modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. The SCVA is also a venue for major exhibitions and has one of the largest temporary exhibitions spaces in the UK outside London. For further information, please visit: https://scva.ac.uk/.

As an experienced and dedicated museum professional, you will manage the day-to-day technical support of the SCVA’s programme of displays, exhibitions, collections and events. This includes making exhibitions, and framing, handling, moving and installing artworks and exhibition displays. You will also manage a team of gallery technicians and the dedicated technical workshop, as well as working closely with colleagues in Curatorial, Registration, Education and Conservation teams to deliver an ambitious programme of exhibitions.

You will have a degree (or equivalent vocational qualification) in Art/Art History/Art Practice or related subject (e.g. technical/building/construction), together with significant experience of working in a museum or gallery in a technical or similar role at supervisory level and project management experience (build/installation/co-ordination) in a museum of visual arts context. Knowledge of all technical aspects of the installation of exhibitions/displays and demonstrable organisational skills is also essential.

Closing date: 5 July 2018.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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