Art Handling Technician


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Sotheby’s is seeking an experienced Fine Art Technician on a part time permanent contract working Wedneday to Friday (22.5 hours per week). This is an exciting opportuntiy for anyone who is passionate to work closely with some of the World’s best known art. You will be in charge of moving, hanging and storing an extensive range of art and objects. The role will suit someone with expert skills in art handling and the ability to interact well with others.


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 New Bond Street training and all other training and refresher training schedules.

Adhere to the New Bond Street 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 set ups, views, breakdowns and transport, including planning and communication with all sale coordinators.

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 areas and ensure excellent housekeeping throughout the complex.

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.

Helping to manage assigned departmental inventory via bi annual stock takes.

When working in the galleries, ensure your allocated area is adequately staffed with technicians and guards and raise any staffing or security concerns to your line manager.

Attend weekly meetings to discuss forthcoming requirements, schedules, gallery allocation of sales and views, overtime and events.

Ensure that all property is accounted for at all times whilst in the galleries and that all exhibitions are complete before public viewing commences.

Ensure property condition report and risk assessments are completed for all sales prior to public viewing.


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 Greenford Park 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 regular heavy lifting.

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Posted on April 25