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Art and Media Technician

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2016

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an Art and Media Technician, who will assist in all aspects of learning and teaching that take place within the Art & Media subject area, including technical support, e-learning, administrative support and acting as instructor where appropriate, and contribute to the day-to-day running of the Art & Media subject area. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring a clean, tidy and safe working environment
  • Preparing teaching spaces for practical classes and demonstrations
  • Storing student’s work safely and securely
  • Maintaining stocks of consumables and order additional items as required
  • Loaning equipment and providing resources to students and staff
  • Assisting staff and overseeing health and safety guidelines and regulations within the department. Collating risk assessments provided by self and other members of staff. Act as First Aid staff member for the Art and Media area (training provided).
  • Operating, monitoring and maintaining equipment, machinery and resources. Reporting faulty/broken machinery to maintenance for repair.
  • Organising and maintaining booking systems for all resources. Checking the condition of returned items and manage the sale of equipment and materials to students.
  • Displaying and recording student work, information and exhibition posters around the college.
  • Liaising with the Head of Faculty over budgets and ordering of materials
  • Ensure the safe disposal of contaminated waste

In addition the Art and Media technician will at times be required to carry out the following tasks which involve working directly with students. These activities are to be approved and pre-booked with the Head of Faculty. These sessions will be paid at a higher rate and the Art and Media technician should claim the difference monthly.

These activities include:

  • Demonstration to students of equipment and software and supporting students when using equipment and materials.
  • Providing teaching support with small groups of students outside of timetabled teaching sessions where appropriate
  • Being actively involved in practical sessions and provide assistance to teachers
  • Developing student competence in the use of all Art & Media equipment.

Breakdown of duties

The following is a breakdown of duties which the Art and Media Technician is expected to carry out. It is not exhaustive as many duties are ongoing or at irregular times of the year.

General cleaning and maintenance of the department and its resources.

Although students and staff will be expected to keep their classrooms in a reasonable state of care the Art and Media Technician will be expected to carry out the following cleaning and maintenance duties:


  • Checks around the art and media rooms to make sure tables and work surfaces are tidy
  • Sink and surrounding areas to be lightly cleaned in art rooms
  • Check chemicals in dark room are topped up and work surfaces in darkroom are tidy
  • Make sure printer in art room 1 is stocked with paper
  • Check that all batteries are charged for media and photography equipment


  • Checks on paper storage in art rooms
  • Check art equipment is housed in correctly labelled drawers and cupboards in the art rooms as well as in the film studio, print room and dark room
  • Check student store room is tidy

Half termly

  • Review of risk assessments and Health and Safety documentation
  • Concentrated cleaning of the sink areas in each art room
  • Cleaning of the darkroom chemical trays
  • Reviewing and if necessary altering art and media displays


  • Assisting with the planning and execution of the end of year exhibitions
  • Disposal of previous student’s work
  • Checking for PAT testing requirements for items in the Art and Media department


This job description summarises the main duties and accountabilities of the post and is not exclusive. The post holder is required to undertake other duties of similar level of responsibility

Organisational Compliance

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Welfare, Safeguarding and Prevent, and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records checks if appropriate.

Experience Required

Previous experience in a similar environment desirable but not essential although Art/Media background is preferable.


This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent appointment.

To apply, please send completed application form to Howard Aspden:

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2015, however we reserve the right to select an appropriate candidate for the post before the closing date.