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 [email protected].

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!