Letterpress Specialist Technician


London College of Communication
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Part time

23 February 2020 23:55

11 March 2020
£27,954 - £33,449 (pro rata £34,943 – £42,914)

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.

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

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, lcc.jobs@lcc.arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 7985

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

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.