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Here at Artist Surfaces we are aware of the difficulties that emerging artists face when beginning or sustaining their career.

 

Today’s museum quality surfaces are expensive. The alternative options of cheaper surfaces can often affect the quality, value and longevity of an artist's work.

 

As such Artist Surfaces was set up with the principle that we wanted to offer museum grade surfaces at affordable prices. Our hope is that this can in turn permit artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a practical and sustainable way.

 

Artist Surfaces provides surfaces that reflect the same commitment to excellence and craftsmanship that the artist exemplifies through their work, albeit at an affordable price.

 

Artist Surfaces will fabricate and deliver your order within 10 - 15 working days of payment.

 

 

 

WE ARE NOW 
RECRUITING

Assistant Workshop Technician

The Assistant Workshop Technician will be responsible for fabricating, welding and
wrapping bespoke, museum-grade painting panels. We are looking for a team-player
with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of meeting goals and
targets. No previous ‘making’ experience is required, our team will give you all the
training and support needed in order to confidently fabricate panels to a high quality.

Please email for full details - info@artistsurfaces.co.uk

We have two new positions opening at Artist Surfaces. The first one is for an Assistant Workshop Technician supported by the Creative Estuary Organisation and must meet the criteria set.

 

The second position is an open call for another Assistant Workshop Technician. CLICK HERE for further details

Role 1 - Assistant Workshop Technician

Job Title: Assistant Workshop Technician


We are looking for a Fine Art Fabricator to join our growing family-run company.

 

Hours 32 - 40 Hours
Wage £9.50
Location Unit 2, Clubb’s Yard, May Ave, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 8RU
Application Deadline Friday 9th September 2022

The Organisation:
Artist Surfaces fabricates, high-quality, bespoke painting panels and stretcher bars for artists, galleries and museums. Artist Surfaces was set up with the principle that we wanted to offer museum grade surfaces at affordable prices. Our hope is that this can in turn permit artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a practical and sustainable way. Artist Surfaces provides surfaces that reflect the same commitment to excellence and craftsmanship that the artist exemplifies through their work, albeit at an affordable price.


We are a small, but growing, family-run company based in Northfleet, Gravesend. We employ a small team of staff to maintain our workshop, build and wrap our
products and develop our offer.

 

The Role
The Assistant Workshop Technician will be responsible for fabricating, welding and wrapping bespoke, museum-grade painting panels. We are looking for a team-player with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of meeting goals and targets. No previous ‘making’ experience is required, our team will give you all the training and support needed in order to confidently fabricate panels to a high quality. Your working hours will be Monday-Friday shifts of either 8am-5pm or 12pm-9pm (including a 1-hour unpaid lunch/dinner break).


This role is part-funded and supported by Re:Generation 2031, a Creative Estuary project. Creative Estuary has a vision to forge a new future founded on creative
energy and innovation, along the length of the Thames Estuary. Re:Generation 2031 is enabling more young people to access creative careers, to champion the next generation of creative talent. The Re:Generation 2031 team are here to help if you need support applying for this role such as CV writing or preparing for an interview. Please email the team at regen2031@kent.ac.uk for assistance or guidance.


Key Responsibilities
The post holder will be undertaking the following duties  Panel making; including but not limited to: cutting, gluing, grinding, sanding, painting, stretching material

 

  • Wrapping orders for dispatch

 

  • Tig Welding

  • Setting, running and shutdown of all machines, including fixtures, tooling andSetting and checking all machinery. To be responsible for the start-up, re-​all work handling equipment

  • Following standard Health and Safety Guidelines

 

  • Alerting Directors to problems with quality

 

  • Undertaking any other duties reasonably requested by Artist Surfaces

 

Person Specification

Qualifications or to meet all criteria to apply. We welcome applications from people who can demonstrate transferable skills and enthusiasm for our company.

 

The following Person Specification is a guide only. You do not need any formal


Essential Skills Attributes

  • Physically able to be standing for a large portion of the day

 

  • Experience of working in a team

  • Excellent timekeeping skills

 

  • Excellent communication skills

 

  • An understanding of working with different painting surfaces would be advantageous but not essential

 

  • Motivated team player, committed to quality

 

  • Being a methodical problem solver to efficiently identify and resolve equipment/process issues

 

  • Ability to communicate to all levels across the business

 

  • An interest in Art and the Creative Industries.

Eligibility
Due to the criteria of the funding of this position, to be eligible to apply for this role
you must be: Aged between 18 and 25 at the time of appointment


Currently residing in one of the following districts of South Essex or North Kent: Basildon, Canterbury, Castle Point, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Southend, Swale, Thanet or Thurrock.


Not currently in employment in a role within the creative industries.


Not in full-time education or training at the point the work commences.


How to apply
To apply please put together the following:

A written CV listing your education and any paid or voluntary work experience you have Either a written covering letter or a video/audio recording telling us why you would be good for this role and how you meet some or all of the criteria outlined above.


Then please email both to regen2031@kent.ac.uk


If you need any assistance in putting your application together or would like this advert in a different format please contact the team on the email above. Creative Estuary is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

Role 2 - Assistant Workshop Technician 

Job Title: Assistant Workshop Technician


We are looking for a Fine Art Fabricator to join our growing family-run company.

 

Hours 40 Hours
Wage £9.50 - £10.00 per hour based on experience
Location Unit 2, Clubb’s Yard, May Ave, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 8RU
Application Deadline Friday 15th September 2022

The Organisation:
Artist Surfaces fabricates, high-quality, bespoke painting panels and stretcher bars for artists, galleries and museums. Artist Surfaces was set up with the principle that we wanted to offer museum grade surfaces at affordable prices. Our hope is that this can in turn permit artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a practical and sustainable way. Artist Surfaces provides surfaces that reflect the same commitment to excellence and craftsmanship that the artist exemplifies through their work, albeit at an affordable price.


We are a small, but growing, family-run company based in Northfleet, Gravesend. We employ a small team of staff to maintain our workshop, build and wrap our
products and develop our offer.

 

The Role
The Assistant Workshop Technician will be responsible for fabricating, and wrapping bespoke, museum-grade painting panels. We are looking for a team-player with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of meeting goals and targets. No previous ‘making’ experience is required, our team will give you all the training and support needed in order to confidently fabricate panels to a high quality. Your working hours will be Monday-Friday shifts of either 8am-5pm or 12pm-9pm (including a 1-hour unpaid lunch/dinner break).


Key Responsibilities
The post holder will be undertaking the following duties  Panel making; including but not limited to: cutting, gluing, grinding, sanding, painting, stretching material

 

  • Wrapping orders for dispatch

  • Setting, running and shutdown of all machines, including fixtures, tooling andSetting and checking all machinery. To be responsible for the start-up, re-​all work handling equipment

  • Following standard Health and Safety Guidelines

 

  • Alerting Directors to problems with quality

 

  • Undertaking any other duties reasonably requested by Artist Surfaces

 

Person Specification

Qualifications or to meet all criteria to apply. We welcome applications from people who can demonstrate transferable skills and enthusiasm for our company.

 

The following Person Specification is a guide only. You do not need any formal


Essential Skills Attributes

  • Physically able to be standing for a large portion of the day

 

  • Experience of working in a team

  • Excellent timekeeping skills

 

  • Excellent communication skills

 

  • An understanding of working with different painting surfaces would be advantageous but not essential

 

  • Motivated team player, committed to quality

 

  • Being a methodical problem solver to efficiently identify and resolve equipment/process issues

 

  • Ability to communicate to all levels across the business

 

  • An interest in Art and the Creative Industries.

How to apply
To apply please put together the following:

A written CV listing your education and any paid or voluntary work experience you have Either a written covering letter or a video/audio recording telling us why you would be good for this role and how you meet some or all of the criteria outlined above.


Then please email both to info@artistsurfaces.co.uk

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