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Senior Technician - Fine Art and Fine Print

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Business - School of Art, Design & Architecture

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £26,341 to £30,497 pro rata per annum - Grade 5
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: A7914

This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference!

The School of Art Design and Architecture provide a vibrant inter-disciplinary and collaborative environment dedicated towards producing graduates with the necessary applied knowledge and skills to meet the demands of employers today and tomorrow.

You will be part of the Faculty Technical team in the delivery and support within this Faculty. The areas in Fine Art and in Fine Print will be your responsibility for the correct use, organisation and compliance with Health and Safety.  You will be responsible for supporting and demonstrating a wide range of skills and techniques in both of these disciplines to all stakeholders.

The role will facilitate the teaching & learning needs throughout the school via our diverse technical demonstration and facility support. You will be part of a large community of faculty technicians within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business. 

  • A significant period of relevant work experience in Fine Art delivery and other multi-disciplinary practices
  • Relevant experience with running and operating within a fine art studio
  • Technical demonstration experience
  • Experienced in curating and overseeing the implementation of exhibitions and showcases
  • Health & Safety duties

We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate to join the Faculty Technical Team and take control over the workshop areas in Fine Art and Fine Print to ensure a safe working environment

You will have expertise in an Arts based subject area, although we require your specialism in Fine Art and Fine Print techniques.

You will demonstrate and contribute to the associated programmes in supporting students in both areas, helping all stakeholders in their aims and ambitions. Providing the highest level of support our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, ensuring materials are available, inductions are carried out for the safe use of equipment and providing a friendly cooperative place to study for our students.

The role requires a high level of autonomy and we are expecting you to work as a collegiate member of the technical team.

  • Demonstrates self-leadership
  • Develops self and others to deliver
  • Leads and operates in times of change and ambiguity
  • Builds and secures value from relationships
  • Drives innovation and action
  • Creates and contributes to a shared vision
  • Uses sound business judgement
  • Ability to engage students and colleagues and motivate and inspire them to perform at their best
  • Demonstrable relevant practical skills
  • Ability to prioritise and complete work to deadlines
  • Able to work within a team or self-directed
  • Demonstrable relevant practical skills in a basic to advance levels
  • Practical exhibition support & setup
  • Traditional print making processes
  • Painting techniques & processes
  • AV and audio equipment set-up
  • Basic Adobe CC skills

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Luke Broadway by email Luke.broadway@plymouth.ac.uk or by telephone on 01752 585224.

This is a part-time position working 29.6 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 27th September 2021

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