Technician Demonstrator BA Hons (Fashion)

Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth is the leading professional arts university dedicated to turning creativity into careers. Offering courses in art, design, media and performance, we are passionate about our specialist subjects and dedicated both to education and the creative industries which we serve. 

An opportunity exists for two Technician Demonstrators to work with a dedicated team supporting students and staff within the field of Fashion and the wider Subject Area of Fashion and Textiles.

You will be required to deliver a comprehensive series of core and advanced pattern cutting techniques, which would include traditional block cutting methods, draping on the stand, and other direct contemporary cutting techniques, as well as comprehensive and diverse techniques for garment manufacture from the creation of initial 3D design samples through to finished garments.

Classes may include induction programs, demonstrations, workshops, through to working 1 on 1 with students on their individual projects, depending on the level of students being taught.

You will be expected to deliver production methods for different fabric qualities, with a clear understanding of design led garment construction techniques.

Experience and knowledge of the ‘Lectra’ digital pattern cutting system would be a bonus, but not essential, as there will be opportunity to up skill in various techniques to support this need.

The ability to develop and adapt teaching aids, maintain a safe working environment, with current knowledge of Health and Safety legislation relevant to the environment, is fundamental to the role.

You must be able to competently assist with the essential maintenance of course equipment and be able to contribute accurately to material requisition as well as be confident in sourcing new suppliers and the best deals to ensure value for money is achieved for the University in line with procurement requirements.

You will also be responsible for ensuring the learning environment is adequately equipped, whilst supporting and supervising a diverse range of learners in using various equipment and software.

Candidates must be able to plan and organise a complex workload within a very busy and constantly changing environment and possess the ability to work independently and as a member of a team as required, at times working outside of the course to support learners.

A Level 3 qualification and/or equivalent experience is required and ideally candidates should possess a degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Experience of working with young adults in a teaching or training environment would also be advantageous.

For more information and to apply visit aub.ac.uk/recruitment

Closing Date: Sunday 28 January 2018

Interview Date: Monday 19 February 2018