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Technician, Fine Art Shipping Company, London

Posted: 22.07.2021
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Competitive
Location: London
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for experienced technician to join a leading Fine Art Shipping Company based in London.

The ideal candidates will have experience of art handling in a professional art transport company and an enthusiasm and desire to excel in this field.

A driving license is not essential for this role, however a willingness to travel to and work near to Heathrow is needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Check delivery and collection notes and/or electronic report to ensure they are correct
  • Ensure the correct packing materials are loaded on the truck
  • Ensure correct equipment is loaded to undertake collection and deliveries.
  • Handle works of art with the appropriate care and attention
  • Use appropriate equipment for large or heavy works of art as directed and trained.
  • Employ correct and proper manual handling techniques
  • Ensure correct art works are loaded from the warehouse
  • Secure artworks correctly to ensure safe transportation
  • Complete condition reports on artworks where requested.
  • Liaise with clients onsite.
  • Install or de-install artworks as required by the client.
  • Liaise with internal departments¬† transport departments to ensure each job is completed as instructed.

Person specification:

  • Experience of Art Handling
  • Observation of health & safety issues surrounding manual handling and Art handling
  • Cleanliness, attention to detail and accuracy in all work..
  • A flexible approach to work and willingness to travel for away trips and overnight jobs
  • Ability to work in a calm manner
  • Outgoing, friendly and helpful attitude, with an ability to work flexibly and independently as well as part of a team