D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Art Fair Technician, Blue Chip Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Depending on experience
Location: London
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and motivated Technician to join the busy art fairs team in a contemporary art gallery in London.

Working under the direction of the Head of Art Fairs the Art Fair Technician will manage all technical aspects relating to art fairs including the install, de-install and arising fair changes for designated fairs throughout the year.

Candidates should have previous demonstrable experience and confidence in managing a team as the role sometimes has responsibility to lead subcontracted staff. You will be expected to provide excellent standards of presentation and delivery and will be adept in using your experience and skills to provide innovate problem solving. You should be a clear and effective communicator and comfortable in developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally.

Person specification:

  • 3-5 years relevant experience at a shipping agent, museum or established gallery
  • Knowledge of packing requirements and protocols for works actioned for transport
  • Working understanding of Health and Safety Legislation and Safe Manual Handling
  • Skilled in all areas of art work install and general handling
  • Experience of safe loading/ unloading of trucks and correct use of associated equipment
  • Possess a high degree of skill in assessment of artworks and use of appropriate packing methods for artworks of various media
  • Commercially astute and experienced with budget management
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Solid administrative and IT skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel with no restrictions
  • A forklift license is desirable