Freelance Technician

Submitted by Andy Owen on July 13, 2021 - 14:44
Salary / Fee: 
£12.50 to £16.50 per hour depending on experience
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 25 July, 2021

Modern Art Oxford (MAO) is expanding its pool of freelance art technicians to work on the installation of exhibitions for our forthcoming programme. We are looking for conscientious, enthusiastic people with experience in in the following areas –

• Loading/unloading, handling, packing/unpacking/crating 2D and 3D artworks.
• Picture hanging/installing artwork
• Carpentry including the fabrication of exhibition furniture and temporary stud walls
• Painting and decorating
• Audio visual installations including projections and sound.

The work is physically demanding so you must be fit with a good work ethic. You will be sensitive to the care required working within a gallery or museum environment and ideally have experience of working with contemporary artists.
Work will be offered to successful individuals on a freelance basis, there will be no obligation on the behalf of MAO to provide any hours of work and individuals are free to carry out work elsewhere. Freelance Technicians are required to hold their own Public Liability insurance. Freelance Technicians are responsible to pay HMRC all taxes due on payments made by MAO to them.
Essential skills:
• Art handling and the display of art works
• Manual handling
• Use of a variety of power and hand tools
• Painting and decorating
• Ability to work at height

Desirable skills :
• Installation and use of audio visual equipment
• Basic carpentry skills
• Experience working with artists

Fee: £12.50 to £16.50 per hour dependent on experience
Please apply with CV and covering letter (max 1 side A4), and completed equal opportunities monitoring form, downloadable here -
Please send applications to -
If you have any questions about this role please contact
Deadline – Sunday 25th July 2021

Modern Art Oxford is committed to creating equality of opportunity for all and we value diversity in our team. As part of our Anti-racism Action Plan, we welcome applications from candidates from the global majority. Shortlisting candidates for interview will be solely based on your application meeting the person specification so please make sure that you read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that all the relevant information is included in your statement and CV.

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