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IT Specialist/Web Technician (Remote)

Helsinki (Finland)

  • Organization: Artists at Risk
  • Location: Helsinki (Finland)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-15

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// Remote IT Specialist / Web-Technician  //

Artists at Risk (AR) / Perpetuum Mobile (PM)


Part Time: hours negotiable

Application deadline: 15.06.2021

Training will start at the earliest possible date.




ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a network-institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual art practitioners, facilitating safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at “AR-Residencies” and curating related projects. For more about AR and its projects see Perpetuum Mobile is the curatorial vehicle overseeing AR as well as a range of other platforms and projects. For more about PM see



ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is looking for a committed and positive IT Specialist to join our team, with a focus on attention to detail and independent thinking. Fluency in English is a must.

Responsibilities and required skills:

  • Web development (PM currently has 3 websites)

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript & PHP

  • WordPress (that's what all PM websites use)

  • General maintenance of the websites

  • A current work-in-progress: rebuild the 3 websites using WP Multisite technology, with the following goals in mind:

    • Cross-posting (syndication) between all websites

    • Content sharing between all websites

    • Unique user accounts (each person with only one account, which works on any website, according to the permissions set by the "network" administrator)

    • Possibility to add new "child" websites to the network easily

  • Web hosting administration

  • Domain and DNS management

  • Linux VPS configuration, management, backup and update

  • Experience using Google Workspaces, MailChimp and other web-based user-end applications, and setting up new such systems for the AR Team’s use

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

  • Manage Apache web server

  • Manage SSL certificates

  • Work with schedules tasks (cron)

  • Manage firewall

  • Manage user accounts and permissions

  • FTP & SSH

  • Basic image editing (mostly logos and cover images) and video editing a plus.

  • Experience with Social Media and Advertising a plus.

The ideal candidate for this position is skilled and knowledgeable about ITC, enjoys helping others and can work as a team player. With demonstrated experience in ITC you will be equally competent working independently and collaboratively, supporting the team with our full range of IT-support needs. You will be interested in contributing to building and developing our expanding institution while broadening your own horizons. A keen eye for detail is a must.

Duties of the IT Specialist/Technician will include overall management of AR/PM’s online servers; securing regular automated backups; technical support and problem-solving on the back-end of all institution pages/websites; managing, updating and establishing new security protocols as needed. See the list above for responsibilities of the job.

Location: Online. Stable internet required. Shared AR/PM office facilities are in Lapinlahti, Helsinki, but our IT-Specialist can technically work remotely. Please note that we are looking for a candidate capable of dedicated, long-term service.

Please send your CV as a PDF together with an informal cover letter to by 15.06.2021.


AR/PM looks forward to hearing from you!

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