Technician: Computer Aided Design

Norwich University of the Arts

0.6 FTE – 22.2 hours per week

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a successful and expanding specialist university, offering high-quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our dynamic, contemporary and creative provision in arts, design, architecture and media is delivered from a unique campus in the heart of the City of Norwich. Teaching at NUA has long been recognised as being of the very highest standard, and this was recently confirmed with the University achieving a Gold Award against the metrics of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Graduate employability curriculum relevance and creative practice are key factors in our acknowledged success and national profile.

The University is known for its distinctive research and innovation and is a leading contributor to the cultural and economic life of the city and country, and a distinctive, high-quality specialist university educating the future workforce for the creative industries.

To maintain our commitment to a high-quality student experience at Norwich University of the Arts, we are seeking to recruit a Technician to join the Media Technical Team. The specialist resources to support architecture and CAD are located in a restored, RIBA award-winning, Grade II listed building. The resources include an architectural model making room, networked computer workshops, large format scanning, laser cutting, large format inkjet printing and laser printing.

The successful candidate will be a skilled Technician with proven professional experience in their specialist creative discipline from working in either a Higher Education or a commercial environment. The successful appointee, alongside expert-level practical skills, including model making, will demonstrate expertise in working with a wide range of professional hardware and software for CAD, 3D digital, laser cutting and large format inkjet printing. The post holder will demonstrate high levels of skill for fabrication, capturing, processing, content management and output to the relevant professional quality.

A proven professional understanding of studying architecture at undergraduate level together with experience of planning, preparing and delivering technical inductions to students are key requirements of the role. The post holder will join a team operating busy workshop environments, sharing responsibility for the associated Health and Safety regulations, manual handling procedures and COSHH regulations.

The University welcomes applications from candidates who are excellent team players who wish to join the growing team of academic and technical staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate art and design provision at NUA.

Interview date: Friday 8th September 2017

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