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Darkroom & Digital Technician

Kingston University – Kingston School of Art

Kingston School of Art is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Photography Workshop Technician, who has extensive knowledge of a wide range of darkroom and digital processes and techniques and can provide professional technical support in B&W printing, Colour printing, film processing, digital imaging skills and experience in post production, scanning, printing.

The Photography Workshop Technician role involves daily responsibilities of supporting, managing and maintaining areas, ensuring Health and Safety regulations are always in place.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the appropriate technical skills to operate professional darkroom and digital machinery and equipment, providing demonstration and inductions to a range of processes and techniques to students and staff.

Above all else, we are looking for a multi-skilled, self-motivated, and enthusiastic individual, with a creative mind, solid work ethic, friendly and welcoming approach who can work flexibly within the Photography Workshop technical team.

The Faculty

Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late 19th century it has established an exceptional reputation and become one of the UK’s leading art and design educational institutions.

The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.

Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry practitioners.

The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI. More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, America.

With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching – providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment for academics in the creative fields.

Further information

This is a permanent, part time position working 14.8 hours per week with a starting salary of £12,909 per annum (40% pro rata to £32,271 per annum).

Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 11th March 2024.

For informal enquiries, please contact Bruce Morgan, Photography Workshop Manager.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

To apply click on ‘Apply Now’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

Location: Kingston upon Thames, London
Salary: £32,271 to £36,632 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th January 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: 548508
 
   
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