Artangel seeks Production Assistant

Closing Date: 28 June 2021


Location: London

Remuneration: £24,579


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Artangel have been producing exceptional art experiences in unusual places for over three decades, find out more about what we do here.

The team that makes these projects happen is small, creative, and driven. We all meet regularly and every opinion is heard and valued. Our roles are clearly delineated, but collaboration, respect, and mutual support are essential for the success of the extraordinary projects we produce.

We are receptive to tailoring roles to the working styles and strengths of different people and supporting our employees as their career develops at Artangel. As an organisation, we learn from our team’s perspectives and experience and we work to recruit people from diverse backgrounds to maintain this valuable insight.

Purpose of the role:

Artangel is looking for a key team member to provide essential support for the development and presentation of our programme of new commissions. The successful candidate will be committed to developing a career in the visual arts and will have a minimum of two years’ paid and/or voluntary experience in a relevant role associated with production or presentation in the arts sector.

We require someone who is highly organised, flexible, and effective in prioritising a heavy workload. They should have strong spoken and/or written communication skills and excellent administrative skills, and the ability to solve problems associated with the production and presentation of artists’ work. The role is practical and demands hands-on delivery, working with technicians and artists at unusual locations. There is occasional work outside of regular hours for events that might require staying away from home. The ability to travel around London and beyond for site visits and research, alongside attendance at regular meetings, including weekly all staff and production team meetings, is required.

Specific Responsibilities:

Researching and developing key areas of Artangel’s programme of commissions

Providing administrative support across all project-related activity

Undertaking site research for future projects

Providing hands-on support to the technical team

Researching and liaising with contractors for specialist aspects of production

Organising the hiring of equipment and maintaining equipment stores

Keeping administrative records and files in good order – both digital and paper records

Skills and Experience:

Two years’ paid and/or voluntary experience in a relevant role

Working as part of a small team

Excellent organisational skills

Effective interpersonal skills

Strong spoken and/or written communication skills

Willingness and ability to learn new skills quickly

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

An enthusiastic approach to problem-solving and finding solutions

Working well under pressure

Able to fulfil practical tasks including:

Going up step ladders and getting down on hands and knees

Lifting boxes and/or building material

Moving equipment and boxes between sites and into/out of vans

Hands-on experience of working directly with artists and technicians

An insight into working in a variety of unusual sites, ranging from a hillside to a disused car park

Understanding of the practical elements involved in installing work

We know that recruiting people from diverse backgrounds encourages our team to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is for our staff to be reflective of the demographics of London. We welcome difference, be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Any candidate who identifies as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent or as a person of colour, and who can demonstrate they have the essential skills and experience required for the role is guaranteed an interview.

How to Apply:

For more details and to apply for this role, please complete the application form on our website.

Deadline for applications – 09:00, Monday 28 June 2021
1st interviews – 45-minute slot allocated 10:00–18:00, 13 – 14 July 2021