Fine Art Technician
Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
Closing Date: 16 Aug 2022
Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art Schools and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton, a founder member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-intensive environment and international student body provide a rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and making at the nexus of art, science, technology, and culture.
About the role
This role involves working with Fine Art students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as a key part of our existing Technical Services team. You will be able to deliver technical teaching and support in use of materials, construction techniques, use of hand tools and mark making. In addition, you will guide and support students and staff in the installation of exhibitions and displays in the Winchester Gallery and School campus spaces.
You should be an effective communicator, and innovative, with strong organisational and creative skills. Helping students to reach their potential will be at the heart of what you do. We are looking for knowledge and experience of a wide range of processes and techniques. Keeping up to date with technological advances in the area. An aptitude for problem solving and assisting students in realising their projects. To do so, you will be adept at communicating to a diverse range of individuals from varying backgrounds and have specialist knowledge and understanding of race, multiculturalism, and diversity.
What we can offer you
Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).
As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity.
We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome candidates form any and all backgrounds, who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, from the Global South, from people who identify as LGBTQ+, from people with disabilities, and from first generation higher education attendees.
Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to flexible working. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.
For informal enquiries about this role, please contact Lynn Oloro: L.Oloro@soton.ac.uk