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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7nMME-3aC8 

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 stephanieclements@capefarewell.com by 5pm on Friday 25th January.