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Technician and Installation Lead (Art And Interior Design)

Vital Arts Barts Health NHS Trust

Full time

20 Churchill Pl, London E14, UK

£34,089 - £41,498




10 December 2023 at 01:00:00

Job overview
Vital Arts, the charitably funded arts organisation within Barts Health NHS Trust, is seeking a new Technician and Installation Lead (Art and Interior Design) who will manage the Art Collection (of 2500+ objects), serve as the in-house art technician, and lead on all technical issues pertaining to art installation, inventory and art fabrication.
We’re seeking someone with expertise in collection management, outstanding registrar skills and aptitude for technical trouble shooting. The post requires frequent travel between east London sites.

Main duties of the job
The post holder will bring knowledge and expertise in art to the trust. They will be
responsible for the upkeep, collation, audit and care of the trust’s extensive and valuable art
The post holder will take on administrative duties; they will have excellent skills in admin, IT, budgeting, and database management.
The post will also offer opportunities to research artists, author texts about artworks for the website and didactic labels, and generally contribute the Vital Arts' ambitious and innovative programme.

Working for our organisation
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person specification

Essential criteria
A minimum of 3 years’ work experience post degree
Knowledge of contemporary art and culture.
Sound knowledge of Microsoft office, including document Management systems.
Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software products including Excel, Access and Word.
Working knowledge of asset management software.
Office management skills.
Sound knowledge of social media platforms.
Degree or equivalent qualification in art, media or other creative subject such as design technology.
Evidence of ongoing professional development.
Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work.
Personal and professional integrity.
Professional outlook and approach.
A completer finisher who is able to manage a large workload and meet deadlines under pressure.
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Talent in craftsmanship or technical/practical creative skills such as handling artworks, installation of framed artworks, using hand tools, painting and decorative repairs.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to develop effective local networks.
Strong prioritisation skills to manage competing and unpredictable demands on time, whilst ensuring ongoing tasks are completed to deadline.
Sound organisational skills.
Ability to work with minimal direction, ensuring objectives are delivered to deadlines applying appropriate methodologies as necessary.
Ability to sustain concentration and focus for long periods of time.
Self- motivated and action orientated with excellent interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.
Excellent written communication and presentation skills.

Desirable criteria
Project experience
Social Media training

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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