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Assistant Gallery Technician (Student Job)

Konschthal Esch is looking to recruit a student to assist with the install of the Deimantas Narkevičius exhibition, opening 24 September 2022.

This is a practical role, assisting with building up the exhibition. The postholder will report to the technical director and work alongside an experienced team of technicians, curators and staff that make the exhibition possible.

This opportunity is suited to a student looking to develop relevant skills and experience with a view to pursuing a career in this area.

Profile

  • Student of fine arts, scenography or similar
  • Capable of working in a team and under direct instruction
  • Motivated, precise, curious, punctual, flexible, practical
  • Conversational English required
  • Experience of working on an exhibition install is an advantage but having the qualities to support an ambitious project and team is most important


Dates

  • Start: between 15 August and 5 September 2022 the latest (depending on the selected profile)
  • End: 24 September


Please send your application (CV and cover letter) before Friday 5 August 2022 to: email hidden; JavaScript is required Remuneration fixed according to Luxembourg student employment legislation.

Freelance technician

We are looking to expand our pool of experienced freelancers to help with installing and de-installing exhibitions. This role will suit someone with a background in the cultural sector or who has studied fine arts, scenography or similar, and who has proven relevant experience.

Role includes

  • Construction and installation of exhibition furniture and scenography
  • Safe handling and packing of art works - Assisting with deliveries, organising materials and keeping workspaces tidy


Exhibition installs are intense working periods and can involve long working days and regular weekend work.

Skills & experience required

  • Technically skilled and experienced
  • Ability to work independently, in a team and under instruction
  • Motivated, precise, curious, flexible
  • Strong sense of organisation and time management
  • Team player who is happy to work across all areas of the install as required
  • Fluent or advanced English required
  • Good woodworking skills are an advantage


Please send your application (CV and cover letter) before Friday 12 August 2022 to: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Project manager

The project manager will be responsible for:

1. Project coordination

  • Supervise the administrative implementation of exhibition, event and production projects in relation to the artists and service providers
  • Identify and solicit service providers for the needs of artistic productions; evaluate their feasibility and seek technical solutions with the artists, monitor productions
  • Participate in the elaboration of the provisional budgets of the projects and in the maintenance of the finances
  • Write the specification brief, draw up estimates and manage orders in strict compliance with the budget and ensure the follow-up of services
  • Ensure the updating of management tools (budget, planning, brief, supplier directories, facility reports, inventories, etc.) to optimise exhibition productions


2. Logistical and technical implementation of projects

  • Prepare installation/dismantling schedules, in conjunction with the internal team
  • Participate in the assembly/disassembly of projects, supervise and coordinate teams and participants
  • Coordinate and supervise the transport of art works and materials, assist with handling and the smooth running of transport by drawing up packaging notes
  • Managing and optimising existing equipment and stocks of materials required for production


3. Conservation and maintenance

  • Monitor and maintain exhibitions: maintenance of technical equipment and artwork, monitor the state of conservation.
  • Carry out and supervising the packing of artworks (crating, organising documentation for inspections)
  • Accompany the surveillance officers in their mission (exhibition tour, camera settings, etc.)
  • Draft condition reports of the exhibition, complying with preventive conservation and safety standards


4. General technical management

  • Assist the technical organisation of events held on the site (openings, conferences, exhibitions)
  • Manage stock: equipment, inventory, maintenance, renewal policy
  • Design and maintain specific furniture (stands, etc.)


Profile

  • Training in fine arts or in collection management/exhibition mounting
  • Significant experience in the implementation of contemporary art projects and exhibitions
  • Technical skills (handling, packing, construction, carpentry, audiovisual, etc.)
  • Autonomy, sense of responsibility, versatility, adaptability, meticulousness
  • Ability to work in a team and manage a team, practical and manual skills
  • Job constraints: physical constraints; occasional work on weekends and public holidays
  • Fluency in French and English (written and spoken)
  • Good command of computer tools
  • Driving licence B is essential


Terms

  • Permanent contract
  • Six-month trial period
  • Full time 40 hours per week
  • Flexible working hours and schedules depending on the assignments (status of trusted personnel)
  • Place of work: Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)


Applications (CV with photo, cover letter and copies of diplomas / professional experience) should be sent by email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or by post until 31.10.2022 to:

Fresch asbl
Fabienne Schaming
163, rue du Luxembourg
L-4222 Esch-sur-Alzette