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4 months ago
Salary band: £20k - £25k
Location: Middlesex
Job type: Temporary
Contact: Anonymous
Category: Operations Jobs
Our client a leading auction house is currently hiring an Art Technician to join their team in Middlesex on a 6 month contract.


This role includes responsibility for the safe receiving, handling, storage, packing, transfer and releasing of the wide variety of fine art they are responsible for the care of, as well as providing an exceptional level of service to both our clients and visiting staff. The seasonal nature of our business requires a flexible approach and the need to work overtime, weekends and also assist the Auction Operations team at their new other site or on location.

Responsibilities Include:

Exceptional care in handling, movement, storage and packing of property with your primary focus and goal being the safety of both people and property at all times.
A high level of personal presentation at all times and compliance with the department dress code.
Complete all training and refresher training schedules.
Follow all on site procedures in accordance with the procedures manual.
Accurate checking and condition reporting of all property.
Accurate labelling and locating of property.
Ensure all incidents, accidents, damages or losses are reported to your manager immediately and an accident report form completed.
Meet all deadlines for preparation of sales for exhibition and transport, including planning and communication with all sale coordinators.
Assist sales set ups, views and breakdowns at other site.
Provide exceptional client service, both internally and externally.
Multi-functional and able to work in any site area.
Excellent communication with other departments.
Ensure all equipment inspections are carried out and defects reported, in addition to day to day maintenance.
Maintain designated care zone areas and ensure excellent housekeeping throughout the site.
Maintain a high level of security at all times.
Adhere to all health and safety requirements. Demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibility for the health and safety at work of self and others and carry out risk assessments.
Work at height on ladders and mechanical platforms.
Assist with bi-annual department stock check.


Strong art handling experience in a similar role or environment.
Safety first attitude and exceptional care in handling and security of client's property.
Excellent client service skills.
Flexible approach to work. Able to work evenings, weekends and at other locations when required.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to work well within a team and a proven ability to communicate well with clients and staff from other departments.
Enthusiastic, honest, highly self-motivated and able to remain calm under pressure.
Very high level of attention to detail and organisational skills.
General computer literacy.
Able to undertake frequent heavy lifting

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