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Gallery Technician

Alon Zakaim Fine Art

Full time

27 Cork St, London W1S 3NG, UK

£25,000-30,000 (dependent on experience)

Annual

APPLY TO:

CLOSING DATE:

21 June 2024 at 00:00:00

ABOUT
Alon Zakaim Fine Art is seeking a Gallery Technician for their London gallery. Working in a busy environment in London’s prestigious Mayfair, the successful applicant will form part of a small team and contribute to the efficient running of the gallery.

MAIN RESPONSBILITIES
• Safe handling, installation and lighting of high value artworks both in the gallery, overseas at art fairs and off site at clients’ homes and the director’s home
• Packing artworks for national and international transport as well as condition checking at every stage
• Collection and delivery of artworks and other items as required within London
• Liaising with suppliers including framers, restorers, and photographers for new gallery acquisitions or on behalf of clients
• Safely removing artworks from frames, hinging and fitting them into new frames and installing protective perspex backs
• Stock management - keeping storerooms organised, conducting stock checks and updating stock inventory and the gallery’s database
• Ordering necessary tools/lights/gallery supplies as required
• Site and facilities management – overseeing the general upkeep of the premises and its appearance, as well as dealing with electricity and water companies, window cleaners and the security company
• Overseeing contractors and builders where necessary at the gallery space and the director’s home
• Booking and managing large installation jobs related to interior design projects and working with shipping companies to move large sculptures
• Acting as front of house when necessary and other administration duties
• General support to the Director and senior staff

PERSON SPECIFICATION
ESSENTIAL
• Experience of the careful handling and installation of artworks in various forms
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Ability to work well within a team with a very high attention to detail
• Polite, friendly manner and someone who would be confident dealing with high profile clients
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and using a PC
• Applicant must have UK citizenship or the Right to Work in the UK

DESIRABLE
• Experience as a technician within a gallery, museum or auction house
• Knowledge of domestic and international packing requirements
• Experience of installing exhibitions to a professional standard
• Educated to a Degree level
• Interest in the arts
• Experience of handling/refitting/framing high value artworks in a safe manner
• Knowledge of Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign)

Interested applicants please apply with a cover letter and CV to gallery@alonzakaim.com
Subject line should include ‘Gallery Technician’
Please note the gallery is looking to fill this role urgently, so early applications would be appreciated

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