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Job title: Senior Touring Technician
Organisation: Southbank Centre
Type: Permanent, full time
Location: London, United Kingdom
Southbank Centre is a national flagship cultural institution. It is Europe’s largest arts centre and one of the UK’s top five visitor attractions, occupying an 11-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames.
The Hayward Gallery is the hub of visual arts activity at Southbank Centre and plays a vital role in the UK and internationally by presenting a wide range of ground-breaking art exhibitions, both at the gallery and through its national touring programme.
Hayward Touring produces exhibitions that tour to galleries, museums and other publicly-funded venues throughout Britain. Exhibitions are seen by up to half a million people in over 100 cities and towns each year and range in scale from the British Art Show – the largest and most ambitious survey of recent British art, organised in different cities around the country every five years – to international group exhibitions produced with guest curators, artists and writers.
The programme also extends to support the Arts Council Collection smaller monographic print and photography exhibitions, touring to a variety of venues including galleries, libraries, universities, colleges and schools, arts centres and historic sites as well as larger touring shows.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the dedicated Technical team responsible for helping the Southbank Centre realise its ambitious visual arts programme. You will participate in the planning, installation, de-installation and maintenance of Hayward Touring exhibitions, those in the Hayward Gallery itself and also on other visual arts projects at Southbank Centre.
You will work as part of the Hayward Gallery Operations team and will be rostered flexibly over 7 days for up to 160 hours over four weeks including occasional weekends to meet the needs of the programme. This role will involve extensive travel around the UK involving many nights away from the London base.
You must be an experienced art handling technician and have worked in this role in a gallery environment installing, handling and packing a wide range of artworks including works on paper, paintings, sculptures and audiovisual installations.