In-House IT Specialist / Web-Technician


In-House IT Specialist / Web-Technician


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

ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is looking for a committed and positive IT Specialist to join our small team, with a focus on maintenance of websites and small-scale IT systems, online and offline consumer software, and fixing individual problems. Attention to detail and independent thinking is a must. Fluency in English is a must.

Responsibilities and required skills:

  • Advanced use of Google Workspace 
  • Google groups
  • Google Drive management and permissions control
  • Google forms and responses
  • Protecting form/spreadsheet data from accidental user corruption
  • Structural thinking about IT systems for staff and partner use with multiple generic emails
  • Security evaluations of IT systems


  • 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 is 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 we will consider all applicants based within the European Union. Please note that we are looking for a candidate capable of dedicated, long-term commitment to a small, very busy and engaged organization.

Please send your CV as a PDF together with a short informal cover letter stating your qualifications, salary proposals and the date you could start to

Recruitment will be closed as soon as the role is filled.

Interviews with applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis. On-boarding will start at the earliest possible date. 

Artists at Risk (AR) / Perpetuum Mobile (PM) looks forward to hearing from you!