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Assistant to Head Technician, Renowned Artist’s Studio

Posted: 02.08.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an internationally renowned Artist’s Studio, is looking for a very organised person to join a busy technical team based in London as the Assistant to Head Technician.

You will be reporting to the London head technician and working closely with the management and the studio technicians. You will play a key part in the day-to-day smooth running of the studio.

Key responsibilities:

  • Scheduling – dealing with day-to-day requests and organising the studio scheduling accordingly.
  • Keep all staff aware of the scheduling and discuss this with the relevant staff and external contacts. Ensure that tech team have all required information for any given job.
  • Communication – most day-to-day requests to the studio will go through this role, so a proactive communication style is essential.
  • Vehicles – create a protocol for the maintenance of the fleet of studio vehicles such as organising and scheduling MOT’s, servicing, weekly checklists, and cleaning.
  • H&S – keeping RAMS up to date as well as writing up new ones.
  • Training – keeping on top of the training schedule; overview of when training needs to be updated, ensure technician certificates are within date.
  • Day to day admin – uploading information to the organisational database and maintaining the studio-owned and studio-created information in the database is accurate and up to date at all times.
  • Maintaining the studio equipment and tools – ordering stock, tools, supplies, etc.
  • Assist with the sourcing of materials for the fabrication of artworks.
  • Assist with the planning for shows, viewings, etc .
  • Keep track of team expenses and bookings.

Person specification:

  • Be proactive and have a flexible approach to work.
  • Be happy to work across multiple sites, often getting things done on the move.
  • A knowledge of moving, handling, packing, installing and storing artwork would be advantageous.
  • Ideally, you would have a clean and full driving licence but this is not essential.

You will need to be able to:

  • Quickly adapt to change, and be ready to shift focus onto a new plan as and when required.
  • Think on your feet, be effective at problem solving, show common sense and initiative.
  • Be eager to get stuck in and help with all tasks no matter how big or small.
  • Take the initiative with no questions asked.
  • Have experience with creating protocols and systems of working.