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Art Handling Manager

This vacancy is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:£21,774 per annum 


Closing date:04 June 2017 at midnight 

Are you meticulous, organised and creative – and can you translate those skills to deliver a fantastic programme of artwork to be shared with our audience? Then we’ve got just the role for you!

With 600,000 visitors coming through our doors each year, Tate Liverpool is one of the biggest galleries of modern and contemporary art in the UK. A large part of our success comes down to the Exhibitions and Displays team who deliver an innovative and changing programme to our diverse audiences, and it is this team that you will be joining.

Working across three ‘seasons’ every year, you will work closely with curators, conservators and artists to develop their research and ideas into fully-fledged exhibitions and displays. Managing the Art Handling team, you will ensure every technical and practical element of the exhibitions and displays is taken care of, including installing and de-installing, routine cleaning, packing and transport of art works as well as planning and supervising installation construction work within the galleries.

To thrive in this varied and fascinating role, you will have good verbal, written and IT skills, and will be comfortable dealing with curators, artists, art handling and AV technicians and conservators. With extensive experience of handling, installing and caring for complex artwork in a gallery or museum environment, your project and people-management skills will be exceptional. Along with technical qualifications in a field such as carpentry or design, you will be comfortable managing a budget and motivating a team to achieve exceptional results.

So if you’re passionate about bringing 20th Century and contemporary art to a broad and diverse audience, then we’ve got a place for you in this inspirational team.

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