University of the Arts London: Letterpress Specialist Technician T+L
This role demands highly specialist skills to work within the Print and Type team and will predominantly support courses within the Design School. Day to day duties will include maintaining presses, type and consumables within the Letterpress Workshop.
The successful applicant will be expected to lead student inductions and workshops in Letterpress techniques such as type setting, proofing, printing and redistribution of type. The role will also be expected to support a range of student activity outside formal group instruction; this may include one to one support and overseeing negotiated access. The applicant will also be expected to support the other departments within the Print & Type strand.
Why choose us?
University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.
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.
You will have gained an art and design, degree level qualification and will have experience of working with Letterpress machinery. You will have worked extensively in developing print and type setting techniques. 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.
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.
Closing Date: 5 February, 2018
Location: London College of Communication - Elephant and Castle
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