Freelance Assistant Technician (Cape Farewell)

Cape Farewell changes the way we think about climate change. We engage great creative minds to address society's biggest challenge: climate change. We are seeking two freelance Assistant Technicians to work as part of the Cape Farewell touring team on Michael Pinsky’s immersive artwork installation, Pollution Pods. 

The role will be to assist the Lead Technicians during the build and de-rig periods of the Artwork, in addition to monitoring the Artwork when open to the public.  Travel both nationally and internationally will be required.

Duties will include:

  • Loading and unloading the truck.
  • Packing and unpacking technical equipment.
  • Working as part of a team to build and dismantle the Artwork.
  • Understanding the technical nature of the Artwork.
  • Monitoring the Artwork & weather conditions, adjusting equipment and interacting with public visitors.
  • Following instructions and helping adhere to the Artwork inventory.
  • Working outside in all weathers, sometimes for long shifts.

Person specification:

  • Experience of working in a technical production environment, preferably outdoors.
  • A calm, positive and friendly approach with strong team working skills.
  • Basic technical knowledge (power, sound, lighting etc) and technologically savvy (Google maps, mobile apps, social media etc.)
  • Training or experience in manual handling.
  • A good listener with the ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • A confident communicator with experience interacting with clients and the public.
  • Confident working under own initiative.
  • Based in Dorset and registered as self-employed.
  • Own transport.
  • A C1 driving license would be an advantage but is not essential.

The assistant technician needs to be available for the following dates:

2 June – 5 July 2019: approx. 23-25 days work across this period UK – Dorset, Manchester.

10 April – 22 April 2019 :(dates still tbc, may vary significantly) Canada

One weekend in early February 2019: (availability preferable but not essential) UK

Rate of Pay:  £120/day in UK, £150/day internationally (plus a contribution towards expenses)

How to apply

Please send your CV and a brief covering letter (including your availability for the specified dates) to by 5pm on Friday 25th January.