Technician in Photography, UCA Farnham

Location: Farnham
Salary: £22,659 to £25,482 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 07 October 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Reference: 18-SURR210-0600-1
We are looking to appoint a Photography Technician to provide daily supervision of the photographic resources at the Farnham campus. This includes film-processing areas, darkrooms, studios, specialist equipment and alternative processes. You will be responsible for ensuring that the machines and equipment associated with traditional photography (colour and black and white negative processing and printing) are set up, functioning, replenished and maintained in line with University needs and providing technical support to assist staff and students. Specialist analogue processes form the essential criteria of this role though experience of digital photography would also be desirable.

You will also contribute to the care and maintenance of photographic equipment and be responsible for the health safety in your area of competence. Experience of safe working practices is essential while knowledge of COSHH and risk assessment is an advantage.

You will compile learning materials and deliver technical demonstrations in the photographic processes as appropriate at FE, BA and post-graduate level.

You will also have excellent communication skills, organised and show good timekeeping. You will be a strong team worker and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for dealing tactfully with students and staff. The ability to work under pressure is essential.

As the UK’s No.1 specialist creative university for employability* and the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, UCA has been producing exceptional graduates for the global creative sector for over 150 years. 96.9% of UCA’s graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation in the most recent DLHE* survey released in 2018. We have more than 5,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.

* Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) July 2018