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University for the Creative Arts

Archived: Technician Fine Art

Part Time Post: 29 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract until 30.11.2021
Salary: £23,066 – £25,940 per annum pro rata
Ref: 20-SURR235-0420-1

We are looking for a versatile individual to join our Technician team at Farnham.

This position is primarily to support students in the range of fine art workshops and facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to materials and making. This will include the delivery of technical inductions and demonstrations in to equipment and processes and ensuring that the safety of our learners is maintained at all times. In a fine art context, experience of working with a comprehensive range of materials and application techniques is essential.

The successful applicant will contribute to the care and day-to-day operation of the woodwork and stretcher making facilities including supervision, management and maintenance of specialist equipment. You will have experience and competence in a range of casting and mouldmaking materials, techniques and processes including general plaster working, gelflex, silicone and lost wax and Injection wax techniques.

The post holder will also work with and assist the foundry technicians in the operation and maintenance of the foundry therefore experience in this area is necessary.

The post holder will have a competent knowledge and understanding of the H&S hazards associated with woodwork equipment and materials, techniques and processes used for casting and mould making. Experience of relevant safe working practices and high degree of knowledge in all appropriate H&S procedures is essential.

You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to problem solve and apply initiative. Whilst working under pressure, you will be able to demonstrate a positive and flexible approach when working with students and staff. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.

The part-time salary for this role is £18,452 – £20,752 per annum.

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website

Closing date: 31/08/2020

Interviews on: 10/09/2020

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

UCA is The Times / Sunday Times ‘Modern University of the Year 2019’ and the No.1 Specialist Creative University in all three major University league tables. Ranking 13th of all UK universities in the main Guardian League Table 2020 the University is also proud to hold the TEF Gold award for teaching quality from the Office for Students.

As the UK’s No.1 specialist creative university for employment of graduates* and the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, the University has been producing exceptional graduates for the global creative sector for over 150 years. 96.9% of UCA’s graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation in the most recent DLHE* survey released in 2018. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone as well as by distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.

* Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) July 2018

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