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Technical Instructor in Making

Royal College of Art - Technical Services

Location: London
Salary: £36,332 to £41,099 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th March 2024
Closes: 21st April 2024
Job Ref: 032-24
 

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world‘s number one art and design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

We are looking for an experienced, adaptable, dynamic and highly motivated person to work with our Making technical team at the Royal College of Art. The Making workshops include Bench areas, Wood and Metal workshops and cover 3 campuses.

The day job as a Technical Instructor in Making:

  • Provide technical support, advice, and demonstrations in Making spaces.
  • Deliver technical instruction in Bench areas, wood and metal workshops, using hand tools, power tools, wood and metal work equipment, in a workshop environment.
  • Assist students and staff in problem solving and finding technical solutions.
  • Maintain specialist equipment and applicable health and safety, keeping accurate records. 
  • Support College Teaching, Learning, Research activity as appropriate for the role.

What you will need to have:

  • Knowledge and experience of a variety of making processes such as wood work, metal work, plastics and model making skills.
  • A practical understanding of wood construction, metal fabrication, model making techniques and prototyping.
  • Experience of delivering in-person technical instruction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • The ability to use initiative and work as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational, time management, planning and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent user focus and a flexible approach.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety issues and Risk Assessment procedures.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply now’ button below.

Closing date for applications: 21 April, 11:59 pm  

The Recruitment Process:

As part of your application you may be invited to an initial assessment on Zoom, a technical test and formal interview.

The Royal College of Art is committed to creating an environment of mutual respect, where differences are valued and celebrated and where innovation, creativity and diversity can flourish.

We welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community and recognise some may need additional support completing an online application process, for example dyslexia.

If this application is not accessible to you and you wish to declare a learning difference or disability then you may request to submit an audio or video file, or speak to us about other ways in which we can support your application - resourcing@rca.ac.uk

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