Senior Art Handling Technician

Senior Art Handling Technician
Employer: Tate
Salary: £25,774
Location: London

Tate aims to be artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive art museums for the UK and the world that are open, bold, rigorous and kind in all that we do.

We want to celebrate the art of the past and present in its complexity and diversity, supporting artistic risk taking and deep scholarship, shared with all our audiences, in our buildings, in exhibitions we tour, through works we loan and across our digital spaces.

We want to welcome audiences that better reflect the towns, cities and the nation we are part of and attract a diverse international public. Our reach is already powerful and we want to broaden this to connect across society, with art that is relevant for people today and that has a powerful impact in the world.

We see access to art for everyone as a universal human right and we see our galleries as sites of creative learning. We want to champion the importance of making art and encourage people to explore the many ways in which art is created and how they can develop their own creative potential.

We hold the national collection of British art, spanning 500 years, and of modern and contemporary international art that reaches across all continents: we want to share and celebrate access to this collection and deepen knowledge and understanding of its importance.

The installation team within the Curatorial Department provide technical installation expertise to individual exhibition and collection display-based projects by leading a team of art handling technicians and participate in the handling, installation, packing, movement and storage of artworks on site.

You will have proven experience of providing technical solutions to installation problems and have demonstrable experience of advising management on risks and achievable schedules. 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.

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

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