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Creative Arts Technician: Visual Arts & Design (0.5 term time) – 3D Specialism

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Contract:Support and term time

Salary:£17,566 per annum (pro rata for part time hours and to the term time contract over 39 weeks per year

Closing date:31/07/2021

Start date:TBC

The Creative Arts Department, has a wide range of vocational programmes from Entry Level to level 3 including both vocation qualifications and an apprenticeship programme. The Creative Arts department comprises of Media, Music, Art and Design and Performing Arts provision and has its own commercial theatre.

As Technician for Art and Design you will have a specialism in the areas of 3D (wood, metals, plastics, knowledge of clay would be beneficial but not essential). Additionally with the other technicians in the team, you will also be able to support the wider aspects of the art and design curriculum.  As such you will be responsible for supporting staff and learners across the curriculum area and assist in various art and design processes, primarily within 3D. 

You will be responsible for the maintenance, distribution and storage of consumables, tools and equipment related to the vocational area.  You will manage an effective and efficient storage system, maintain specialist tools, equipment and machinery to ensure staff and students have access to working and maintained resources at the right time for delivery and projects. It will be essential that you have knowledge and experience of using 3D machinery and tools safely and are able to show others how to use these.

You will be responsible for ensuring all equipment is logged in and out and is ready for collection and return at agreed times and ensure that all equipment is fit for use and returned in good working order. 

You will support delivery teams and student groups by setting up and preparing in advance, a variety of resources and teaching aids. You will manage the safe operation of specialist facilities and ensure all resources, facilities and equipment comply with Health and Safety regulation.   You will also ensure all specialist areas and facilities are clean and tidy and comply with Health and Safety regulations.

You will ensure all equipment is maintained and ready for use and be required to undertake essential minor maintenance tasks.

You will be responsible for updating health and safety documentation (e.g. Risk Assessments and CoSHH) and follow health and safety guidance.

You will assist the teaching teams in preparation of equipment, areas and workshops as well as supporting staff and students with the use of such equipment and processes within workshop settings. You may supervise students whilst they complete tasks out of session time.

Being able to drive would be an advantage but not essential.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.