Letterpress Specialist Technician
23 February 2020 23:55
This role is designed to support letterpress techniques including, but not limited to, working with wood and metal type, photopolymer plate making and printing, and alternative letterpress processes, within one of the most established technical departments at the college. Working in the Printmaking, Book Arts & Letterpress team, the role will support courses within the Design School including Foundation, BA Graphic Design, BA Illustration and MA Graphics.
As a teaching and learning technician the successful applicant will be expected to lead student inductions and workshops across letterpress processes, and assist students with highly specialist techniques, including one to one project support.
The successful applicant will work alongside technicians and academics within the college to ensure students are trained in the safe, innovative and professional use of the College’s technical resources. Applicants are required to have teaching experience working within a Letterpress workshop and have proficiency in setting and printing lead and wood type, and in the use of a range of specialist machinery such as cylinder proofing presses. Some experience in digital file preparation and photopolymer platemaking is desirable.
Above all we are looking for a motivated, creative individual who can add to a growing and increasingly important team at the college. We would expect high levels of technical competence and a dedication to personal development.
If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Staffing Administrator, email@example.com or telephone: 020 7514 7985
UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early.
This opportunity is closed to applications.