Digital Textile Design Technician
Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term for 6 months, 21 hours per week
Closing Date: Thursday 19 October 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Winchester School of Art
Digital Textile Design Technician (0.6FTE)
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 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, primarily in the Textile Design programmes at BA and MA level. You will be able to deliver technical teaching and support, in the use of specialist equipment and facilities and core software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. A good working knowledge of textile printing processes would be ideal.
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 software and equipment. 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.
If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, initially please contact the administrative lead for this position, Brigitte Mayne-Reed: B.Mayne-Reed: B.Mayne-Reed@soton.ac.uk
The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment https://www.technicians.org.uk/technician-commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) https://nationaltechnicianscentre.ac.uk . We offer a wide range of opportunities for staff including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community https://www.southampton.ac.uk/about/our-people/technical-staff.page .