The post holder will be a key member of the School’s technical team and will have strong technical skills, particularly in printmaking and painting. The job is largely based in the busy School of Arts workshop and entails supporting staff and students in the making of work through teaching, demonstrating and supervising the use of a range of printmaking equipment and techniques in our small print studio and woodworking tools and machinery to support painting and other student disciplines. Working with other workshop-based technicians, the post holder will be part of the front line for many requests from staff and students and must be flexible and responsive, being able to offer encouragement and support as well as an efficient technical service.
Ideally, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent and IOSH qualified (the chartered body for health and safety professionals), with experience of Fine Art or design practice and working with a variety of tools equipment and machinery used in printmaking and painting processes. A customer-focussed approach to work with the ability to deliver an exceptionally high level of customer service to everyone the post holder is in contact with is an essential criterion for the role. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to prioritise a wide ranging workload that has competing priorities.For a complete person specification please refer to the job description.
School of Arts
The School of Arts is one of the largest schools within the University of Kent, with over 1000 students, 50 academic staff, and 19 administrative and technical staff. The majority of these students and staff are based on the University’s Canterbury campus in a recently completed flagship building providing a home to the Departments of Drama and Theatre Studies, Film Studies, and History and Philosophy of Art. These programmes are supported by two studio theatres, several large performance and rehearsal spaces, a film studio, a dubbing studio, various computing and editing suites, and a large gallery. The School also runs programmes in Music and Audio, Event and Experience Design, and Fine Art at the University’s Medway campus. These programmes are taught in converted buildings located within the Chatham Historic Dockyard, adjacent to the Campus.Website: www.kent.ac.uk/arts/.
Closing date for applications: 9 September 2012
Interviews are to be held: TBC
Please see the link below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).How to apply - for this type of position you will be required to complete the on line application process. Please note we do not accept CVs for this post.If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Alastair Goss on A.J.Goss@kent.ac.uk.
Please note applications sent directly via email cannot be considered.
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