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Senior Art Handling Technician, Storage Project

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Opportunity type:Fixed-term, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:£30,848 per annum 

Location:London and Wiltshire 

Closing date:21 May 2024 at midnight 

This is a new opportunity to join Collection Management department of one of the world’s leading art institutions. We are seeking one Senior Art Handling Technician to work on our 3-year Storage Project and medium-term Storage Programme for Tate’s Collections. This role plays a key part in facilitating artwork moves between storage facilities to optimise storage capacity in support programmes at Tate.

This role sits within the Storage team of Tate Collection Management Department and Collection Care Division. This is a highly collaborative role with a wide reach across the division, touching on Tate wide programmes and collection care. You will line manage a small team of two Art Handling Technicians, Storage Project to deliver project KPIs. You will report to Storage Manager to advise and address technical issues of moving complex collections to ensure project completed in a given timeframe.

You will need practical and technical experience in handling, packing, moving and storing large and complex artworks or artefacts in storage facilities. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience line managing art handling technicians, including organise and deliver trainings, and be responsible for implementation of Health and Safety measures. You will also need to have strong organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.

We will provide a full equipment training programme, including all technical certifications required, to enable you to work safely up to the Tate’s standard.

This position is offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2027.

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Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online. Please also refer to our Guidance Notes that can be found below.

Frequently, we receive a high level of applications and as such, reserve the right to close applications before the advert deadline. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.