Job offer in london Technical Instructor in Digital Print (White City)

Royal College of Art – Technical Services

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for three successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College rated the world’s number one art and design university in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017/18 the College will have some 2,100 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The facilities and technical equipment on offer at the College are among the best of their kind in the world, supporting students in their explorations of the creative possibilities of the new and the traditional, and the interplay between them. As Technical Instructor in Digital Print, you will provide technical support, advice and demonstrations in the use of digital software for the preparation of print ready files, scanning and resolution to achieve a quality image and digitally print on to fine art paper. You will be expected to operate and maintain digital print resources, supporting both the production of large format specialist printing and the high volume printed output through the College print bureau services. The appointed candidate will be expected to provide a viable and sustainable digital print service that can compete with commercial bureax on quality and capability.

To be successful in this role, you will have significant knowledge and experience in large format digital printing and software used in file preparation, scanning and resolution to achieve a quality image. You will also have expertise in properties and limitations of pigmentation and substrate materials – paper, film and fabric. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of creating teaching and induction materials for a range of skill levels. You will have excellent problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative to work independently or as part of a team. Previous art handling experience and installation/practical skills would be desirable.

Working hours are 5 days per week, 9:30 – 5:30 with 1 hour for lunch, term time only (34 weeks per year).

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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