Printed Textiles Technician (Closed)
*This position is no longer open*
Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £26,396 to £31,412
Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
Closing Date: 22 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. 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 Textiles students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be a key part of our existing Technical Services team. You will be able to deliver technical teaching and support in screen-printing onto fabric, screen exposure, paste preparation and the use of the dye labs. Knowledge of embroidery techniques is desirable. In addition, you will guide and support students and staff in their use of the Printed Textiles facilities.
You should be an effective communicator, and innovative, with strong organisational and creative skills. Guiding students to reach their potential will be at the heart of what you do. We are looking for knowledge and experience of industry level equipment and software. 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.
The University of Southampton is committed to fostering a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates, and particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups who are under-represented within technical posts at the University, including, but not limited to: people from Black and minority ethnic groups; and disabled people. The University is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and a range of family friendly policies, and we encourage staff to apply for flexible working. We are a Disability Confident employer and the University is a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an silver-level Athena SWAN award. We are a signatory to the Technicians Commitment and can provide opportunities for career development and mentoring.
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If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, initially please contact the administrative lead for this position, Lynn Oloro: L.Oloro@soton.ac.uk