Production Assistant

  • Job title: Production Assistant
  • Role type: Full time, Permanent Contract
  • Based: Clerkenwell, London (please see office access statement)
  • Hours: 40 hours per week 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday with daily one hour lunch break
  • Reporting to: Producer

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: £24,579 per annum 
  • Annual leave – 20 days, plus bank holidays, plus one additional day's annual leave for each year worked at Artangel. The office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, these days do not come out of your entitlement
  • Employer pension contribution – 5%
  • Reciprocal agreements with many galleries and museums for free entry, including special exhibitions, in the UK and internationally
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Application dates

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

About Artangel

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

Essential

  • 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

Desirable 

  • 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

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete the application form below.

  1. All applications will be shortlisted using the information given in Part 1 of the form only.
  2. Part 2 will be accessed by the selection panel if you are shortlisted for interview.
  3. Part 3 is not accessed as part of the recruitment process at all.

You cannot begin the form and then complete it at a later date. To ensure your application is not lost due to connectivity issues or similar, please write your answers on your own backed-up document and paste them over into the form when you are ready to submit it.

You should use the form to demonstrate clearly and fully how you meet the essential skills and experience required for the job. The desirable skills and experience outlined are ones that it would be beneficial for a candidate to have. We will not make assumptions about your achievements or abilities – you must make it clear in your application exactly how you feel they match our requirements.

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. If you feel that this applies to you, please indicate this in Part 2 of the application form.

Please see our office access statement and contact us at info@artangel.org.uk to discuss any adjustments you might need as part of the application process. Artangel are a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

Artangel collects and processes your personal information in order to assess your application and to provide aggregated, anonymous monitoring data to our main funder, Arts Council England. Please see our full privacy notice for details on what personal information we collect, how we process it and how it is stored and deleted securely.

We will only contact you if you are invited for an interview.