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Advert Date:   Tuesday, 19th September 2023
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Job Title:   Technical Manager
Organisation:   Southbank Centre
Salary:   £38,000 - £42,000 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Contract: until October 2025
Location:   London, England
Closing Date:   Sunday, 8th October 2023
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  Job Description
We are looking for a Technical Manager to join the Arts Council Collection on a full-time, fixed term basis until October 2025.

About the role
The Technical Manager, based at the London store to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team, Collection and Technical team on the overall loans, exhibitions, acquisitions and store move project. They will support and advise on all aspects of the technical operation, the store move to Coventry, and manage the day-to-day operational management of the London store. Working closely across sites and with the team to ensure all technical services are delivered following best practice and to exceptional standards.

The postholder will have line management responsibilities for four Technicians and Store Move Documentation Assistant. They will also coordinate and oversee freelancer Technicians.

About the Arts Council Collection
Since 1986 the Arts Council Collection has been managed by the Southbank Centre on behalf of Arts Council England, safeguarding the Collection for future generations.

The Arts Council Collection has been a pioneering force in British Art since the 1940s. From its inception in 1946 with its aim of promoting and encouraging the appreciation of contemporary art through touring exhibitions, it has stayed true to its original objective, continuing to grow, acquiring innovative works each year and sharing these as widely as possible. Our vision continues, supporting artists and inspiring the widest audiences with ‘everyone’s’ Arts Council Collection of modern and contemporary British Art.

Today, we have over 8,000 works by close to 2,200 artists that include work from artists from a range of backgrounds and disciplines – most often at an early stage of their careers. From multi-part installations to performance, painting, sculpture and moving image, the works that enter the Collection are representative of the best and most ambitious modern and contemporary British art made in the UK. We continue to bring art to every corner of the country through loans and exhibitions to museums, galleries, schools, hospitals and other public institutions, alongside learning and engagement and collection research.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
• Demonstrable experience of working in fine art collections

• Demonstrable and substantial knowledge and expertise in art handling, packing, display systems and equipment

• Has demonstrable experience of project managing, including project planning, budget management and management skills

• Strong knowledge of, and experience of applying, health and safety regulations and processes

• Experience of fine art handling and packing

• Demonstrable people management skills

• Ability to process complex technical information, to solve practical problems and work well under pressure and to maintain a positive flexible approach to work

• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• Experience using and overseeing the use of a wide range of equipment to make Travel crates and Transit Frames

• Is confident in their ability to utilise IT skills including Google G-Suite, and collections management databases

• Is able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the role that diversity and inclusion play in the activities of the Southbank Centre as a whole and in the work of this particular job.
  Application Instructions
Please submit an application on our career page by 23:59 on the advert closing date.
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Address:   ​Belvedere Road, London.