We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for a creative and dedicated individual to join the team as a Technician (Exhibitions and Events).
Technician - Events and Exhibitions
Exhibitions DJCAD / Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee
Grade 6 - £25, 298 - £31, 076
Deadline: Tuesday 4 April 2017
Exhibitions DJCAD/Cooper Gallery is a public gallery associated with one of the most respected art colleges in the UK, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. It has gained international recognition as a distinctive platform in Scotland with our radical curatorial research, international approach and focus on critical discourse in contemporary art and culture.
The Technician (Events and Exhibitions) will work closely with the curatorial staff to manage the technical design and installation of exhibition projects, particularly within the Cooper Gallery, Lifespace and VRC Centrespace. This may also involve collaborating closely with invited artists, researchers and students. The role holder will give appropriate technical guidance for the development of exhibitions and projects, including providing support to students and insight regarding exhibitions as relevant to their practice. The role holder will develop costings and estimates to factor into project budgets, and control and adhere to individual installation budgets. They will be responsible for managing the installation of works in exhibitions through thorough scheduling and planning, and for the delivery of events with regard to equipment (e.g. PA/Audio/Video where required). The role holder will manage health and safety for exhibitions, events and installations, provide general daily maintenance to exhibitions and spaces, and laise with and/or supervise any external contractors and/or casual staff as required.
Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Having studied in contemporary Visual Arts or relevant subject area to degree level, the Technician (Exhibitions and Events) will have at least two years of experience in working within a visual arts organisation, and will be familiar with all aspects of project management and the delivery of exhibitions and visual art projects, including audio/video and events installation, art handling, and working with artists. The applicant will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, will be able to prioritise work loads and multiple projects whilst working to strict deadlines, and have detailed knowledge of digital and AV installation and equipment, including advanced IT skills, basic administration packages and digial video.
Please see the attached School Technician (Exhibitions and Events) for the full job specifications.
To learn more about Cooper Gallery DJCAD, please visit our website: www.exhibitions.dundee.ac.uk