Art & Technology Technician Rainhill High School, Prescot, Merseyside

Job description

Purpose of the Post:
Responsible for providing practical and technical support alongside various administrative services to the Art and Design Technology Faculty.

Principal Duties:
This list is not designed to be an exhaustive of duties; it is an indication of the likely main duties that will be required to be undertaken.

Textiles
Pigment dyes mixed and stored
Fabric dyes mixed and stored
Preparing fabric for printing or batik
Preparing/putting away batik pots

Print Making
Preparation of inks
Screens/lino/card/polystyrene prepared
Rollers/squeegees assembled
Checking cleanliness of all materials after use

Ceramics
Preparation of clay in advance of classes
Mixing of slips/glazes
Correct storage of work in progress
Packing and unpacking of kiln
Firing the Kiln

Photography
Ensuring all Digital cameras are charged
Ensuring all Digital cameras have SD cards
Ensuring all Digital cameras work.

Three Dimensional Work
Preparation in advance of clay / mod roc /wire/papier mache/plaster and their associated tools

ICT
Creating promotional booklets for GCSE & A-Level shows
Knowledge and use of ADOBE Photoshop and Illustrator
Scanning, printing and general use of the colour copier
Supervision of printouts
Helping with any general department technical issues for pupils.

Construction/DT
Preparation of materials necessary for lessons.
Keeping workshops tidy and ensuring they are compliant with H&S requirements.
Basic maintenance (oiling, cleaning tec.) of machinery. Food Technology
Preparation of materials necessary for lessons.
Keeping food technology tidy and ensuring they are compliant with H&S requirements.
Deep clean of food technology rooms during school holiday periods.

Additional Duties
• Creating resources to aide all staff across Fine Art DT Faculty
• Helping to supervise the use of materials
• Creating orders for supplies and keeping tabs on capitation.
• Ensuring that everything is cleaned and put away carefully and in the correct place after use
• Ensuring that everything is labelled, maintained and stored in a sensible manner
• Keeping a check on stock - both incoming and outgoing
• Helping the department to adhere to Health and Safety requirements
• Assisting with art displays
• Prepare work for year-end exhibitions. (with help of staff)
• Assisting with the creation and display of artwork across the school site

Essential educational requirements

GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) Grade C or above.

Essential qualifications

Good standard of education up to A-level or equivalent including Art & Design

Any other Level 3 or above qualification Art and/or Design Technology related qualification

Portfolio of recent Art & Design work to be brought to interview.

Essential skills and experience

Experience of working with adobe CS6 to produce Art and design work.

Knowledge of both contemporary and traditional practice in Art & design

Ability to act on own initiative and also work in partnership / as part of a team

Ability to work with young people in a professional manor
Experience of working with children and young people

Thorough and methodical approach to work demonstrating the ability to work accurately and to deadlines

Excellent communication skills with people at all levels, both students and adults face to face.

Ability to produce visually exciting displays
Commitment to uphold the ethos and vision of the School, in particular the Art & Design Technology Faculty

Strong work ethic and ability to work under own initiative

Passionate, creative and conscientious.

Employee benefits

CPD


About Rainhill High School

Address
Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 6NY
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Rainhill High School website (opens in a new window)