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Art Technician

The Line

Part Time

London E20, UK

£30,000 pro rata

Annual

APPLY TO:

CLOSING DATE:

8 July 2022, 00:00:00

Permanent contract
1 day per week
Commencing August 2022
Salary and hours: £30,000 pro rata (7.5 hours per week, excluding breaks)
Employment benefits include holiday entitlement of 28 days per annum which are inclusive of the 8 normal public holidays for a five-day working week (holiday entitlement is pro rata for part-time employees) and contributory NEST pension scheme.
Probationary Period: 3 months
Full employment terms will be included within the contract of employment
Reports to: Head of Operations and Production

Location: mainly working on the route of The Line in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich. Desk-based work to be carried out from The Line’s office or from home.

The Line is London’s first dedicated art walk. The Line exists to connect communities and inspire individuals through an outdoor exhibition programme where everyone can enjoy art, nature and heritage for free. The route runs between Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2, following the waterways and the line of the Greenwich Meridian.
Find out more information at www.the-line.org

The Line is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Art Technician to join its small and dedicated team at an exciting time of growth and expansion for the organisation. The role will deliver practical and essential support to the organisation and would suit someone with a passion for art in the public realm with good practical and organisational skills, initiative and a keen attention to detail.

The Art Technician’s role is to support the team in the delivery and ongoing maintenance of installations – including cleaning, overseeing restoration and condition reporting – in an outdoor environment. Working closely with the Head of Operations and Production, this role will provide support in the coordination of the handling, display and care of works on The Line, ensuring that each installation is presented to a high standard at all times.

You can find out more about artists on The Line HERE. Artworks are predominantly freestanding sculptures, though The Line’s programme also includes film, performance, light and sound installations and exhibitions of two-dimensional artworks. The Line collaborates with major cultural partners on the commissioning of new works and you can read more about these projects HERE.

Responsibilities to include:
• Condition checking all works on loan to – or commissioned by – The Line on a regular basis
• Regular cleaning and maintenance of works, where appropriate
• Coordinating and documenting restoration and cleaning by external contractors
• General maintenance of grounds within the immediate vicinity of works eg. grass seeding
• Regular monitoring and cleaning of artwork signage and wayfinding signage along the route of The Line
• Supporting the development of maintenance plans for new works
• Drafting and maintaining records of condition checks, risk assessments and method statements for the maintenance of works
• Assisting with the installation and deinstallation of works, where appropriate, and documenting these processes
• Assisting with procuring additional technical support where needed
• Liaising with the Head of Operations and Production with regards to security, Health & Safety and access issues
• Installation of indoor exhibition displays to support engagement activities

This Job Description is not exhaustive and other tasks may be assigned from time to time as deemed appropriate.

Application deadline: 5pm Friday 8th July

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