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Art/Logistics Technician

Job Details

  • Posted:8th March, 2024
  • Sector:Fine Art & Gallery, Fine Art Shipping
  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:17297
  • Salary:Competitive Salary
We are currently seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Art Handler to join a contemporary art organisation in North London.

As an Art Handler, you will be responsible for the safe handling, installation, and packing of artworks, with a particular focus on lighting and electrical installation.

This role requires a keen eye for detail, strong organisational skills, and a commitment to maintaining the integrity of valuable artworks.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Safely handle and transport artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and other delicate objects, ensuring proper care and protection throughout the handling process.
  • Install artworks in various settings with a focus on fitting lighting and electrical components to enhance presentation.
  • Collaborate closely with curators, designers, and other team members to execute installations according to specifications and design plans.
  • Utilise appropriate tools and equipment to safely install lighting fixtures and electrical components in accordance with industry standards and safety protocols.
  • Pack and crate artworks for transport, ensuring proper padding, wrapping, and securing to prevent damage during transit.
  • Maintain accurate records of works, including condition reports, installation notes, and inventory documentation.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of art handling supplies, ensuring adequate stock levels for upcoming projects.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines and procedures to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Support other teams with logistics and photography of works.

  • Previous experience as an Art Handler or similar role in the art industry.
  • Driving license preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of art handling best practices, including packing, installation, and transportation.
  • Experience with electrical installation and lighting fittings, particularly in the context of art installations.
  • Familiarity with a variety of packing materials and techniques for safe transportation of artworks.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work closely with team members and external stakeholders.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to safely lift and move heavy objects.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures related to art handling and installation.

If you are a skilled Art Handler with experience in lighting and electrical installation, and you are passionate about preserving and presenting artworks, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join the team.

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