Visual Arts Technician Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners.  We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our well-established and highly successful Visual Arts team, based in our historic Llwyn Y Bryn campus, located in the vibrant Uplands area of Swansea. The department currently has over 200 full time learners, who are looking to develop their Creative skills with a view to progressing onto higher levels of learning or into employment.

To cover maternity leave, we are seeking applications from outstanding individuals to perform the role of Visual Arts Technician, providing technical assistance and support across a range of Visual Arts courses

  • Full-time (37 hours per wee)
  • Term-time (36 weeks per annum)
    Fixed term until June 2024
  • £17,345.35 – £18,016.47
  • Llwyn-Y-Bryn campus

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preparation and setting out of materials and equipment in preparation for classes and workshops
  • Assist with the setting up of exhibition spaces, including mounting artwork  handling display boards and exhibition stands
  • Responsible for the distribution of materials and student loan equipment e.g. cameras

About you:

  • Educated to Level 3 or equivalent in an Art related subject area
  • ICT competent – able to use spreadsheets or willingness to be trained
  • Experience of art and object handling and demonstrate practical and technical skills

Benefits for you:

  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • After five years’ service, staff are awarded with four additional annual leave days
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
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