Senior Art Handling Technician

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

We are currently recruiting a Senior Art Handling Technician (Storage and Movement Project) to support the delivery of Tate’s exciting programmes.

The Storage and Movement Project is a 20-month project focusing on Tate’s storage areas to maximise efficiency in our operational activities. The post-holder will lead a team of Art Handling technicians and undertake collection care operations related to the above project and, additionally, provide cover when needed for areas including: installation/de-installation, safe handling and packing artworks for exhibitions, loans and storage. The role sits within a management team of Senior Art Handling Technicians within the Collection Management department at Tate.

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

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 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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