Art Handling Technician

Art Handling Technician

We are currently recruiting for four Art Handling Technicians based at our off-site location in outer London.

The role will deliver a range of collections-based activities including loading/unloading from vehicles, packing/unpacking, handling, installing/de-installing and creating installation files for new artworks gifted to Tate’s collection. This will involve removing artworks from crates or soft wrapped packing materials, installing and assisting Conservators with the condition checking and the Photography team with the photo shoots. You will be working within our storage facilities.

You will be able to demonstrate practical experience and technical skills that will give you the ability to problem solve prioritising the care, installation and movement of art works. You will have an adaptable attitude, great communication skills and enjoy working flexibly as part of a team, committed to getting the job done.

This position is offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 June 2024.


Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.


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The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is 29 November 2022 by midnight.


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