Hours Per Week:
28
Suitable for:
Alumni only
Can this job be completed remotely?
No
Location
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London
Display Salary
£20.05 per hour (including holiday pay)
Vacancy Type
Temp
 

Job Description

PB0042 - Letterpress  Support Technician 
 
Purpose of Role
• To contribute to the delivery of technical services within the technical team in the College, with the day to day operation of teaching and learning facilities in the letterpress workshop.
• To provide assistance and advice to all users of the letterpress workshop with the delivery of the technical services to support academic activities and meet course outcomes. Some experience with relief printing, photopolymer printing, including digital pre-production is desirable.
Duties and Responsibilities
To contribute to the delivery of technical resources in the letterpress workshop, collaborating with technical team members and working to key priorities as identified with Technical Coordinator and/or Specialist Technician, with some scope for discretion to decide on the order and sequence of activities.
To undertake the daily preparation of facilities and resources to ensure that they are supplied and maintained in safe and effective working order and that Health and Safety requirements and risk assessments are complied with.
To assist with the preparation of learning materials, equipment and consumables for students and staff use at the start of each day and for the return and security of materials and equipment at the end of each day.
To provide assistance and advice to students within own levels of expertise, escalating queries and problems and higher level requests to team members where relevant.
To provide support to students in self-directed and open access sessions where a more senior member of technical staff is available to deal with more demanding issues.
To assist in the planning, preparation, mounting and dismantling of exhibitions and other public events. To assist team members with the resolution of problems and obstacles with the delivery of resources and services where appropriate, employing systematic and methodical approaches to problem solving.
To provide technical assistance to students in accordance with service level standards, reporting student feedback and complaints to team members and Technical Coordinator.
To develop expertise with the use of standard equipment and practices, updating skills and knowledge with new equipment and practices, by learning from team members or attending training courses internally or externally, where deemed relevant to the curriculum.
To keep up to date with new and developing technologies and practice by carrying out simple investigations, sourcing information, reading electronic and hardcopy texts.
To assist team members with the selection and introduction of new processes and developments, in response to the changing needs of the curriculum.
To carry out basic and routine maintenance procedures with guidance from more senior team members.
To perform routine housekeeping activities to keep all work areas in a safe, orderly and hygienic condition.
To perform such duties consistent with your role as may from time to time be assigned to you anywhere within the University.
To undertake health and safety duties and responsibilities appropriate to the role.
To work in accordance with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and the Staff Charter, promoting equality and diversity in your work.
To undertake continuous personal and professional development, and to support it for any staff you manage through effective use of the University’s Planning, Review and Appraisal scheme and staff development opportunities.
To make full use of all information and communication technologies in adherence to data protection policies to meet the requirements of the role and to promote organisational effectiveness.
To conduct all financial matters associated with the role in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures, as laid down in the Financial Regulations.

Personal Specification

Degree qualification or equivalent related to letterpress specialism
Experience of teaching and or demonstrating equipment and techniques related to graphic production.
Specialist training in letterpress and digital preparations for print
Ability to apply skill, knowledge, and experience to area of work and seek opportunities to improve facilities and service delivery
Understanding of relevant printing techniques.
General understanding of copyright and Intellectual Property issues related to graphic communication industries.
Experience of teaching and or demonstrating equipment and techniques related to printmaking in FE/HE
Specialist training in printmaking techniques, processes and concepts
Knowledge in pre-press methods in other techniques.
Ability to apply skill, knowledge and experience to area of work and seeks opportunities to improve; is used as a point of specialist reference by others.
Experience of the University environment, working with and for the student body
Experience of producing and providing induction/training material to help both students and colleagues learn the process
Ability to apply skill, knowledge and experience to area of work and seek opportunities to improve facilities and service delivery
Understanding the health and safety requirements of working with students within a University

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