Letterpress, Bookarts & Printmaking Technician
Kingston School of Art
Kingston School of Art (KSA) is seeking to recruit a creative and highly
motivated individual to join the Printmaking, Letterpress and Book Arts
The PLBA workshop is a busy area offering specialist student resources to
support the creation, development and production of high-quality work in a
variety of print-related processes, and supporting teaching, research and
enterprise at KSA.
The successful candidate will be working together the PLBA team to facilitate
the smooth and safe running of the workshop for staff and students from
foundational, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD levels. The role is focused
on supporting Printmaking (Screenprinting, Intaglio, Relief and Risography),
and, additionally, the successful candidate will also be expected to have the
initiative and aptitude to develop knowledge and skills in Book Arts and
Letterpress processes and techniques.
The successful candidate will have the appropriate skills and experience to
provide support for a range of Printmaking processes. Knowledge of Book Arts
and Letterpress is desirable but not essential.
Experience facilitating Printmaking techniques in an educational setting,
ideally in higher education, is essential for this role. Additionally, the
successful candidate will have to be an exceptional communicator with good
time management skills and a strong work ethic. They should be an excellent
team player with a proven ability to work collaboratively at all levels to
achieve results and to encourage experimentation that would promote high
standard student work.
This position is well suited to persons in the earlier stages of their career
who are keen to develop their career further within the workshop, and the
successful candidate will be supported in developing their printmaking,
pedagogic and creative practices.
Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the
late 19th century it has established an exceptional reputation and become one
of the UK's leading art and design educational institutions.
The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and
experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and
global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative
and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the
benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the
forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as
health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.
Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by
QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing
courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and
student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry
The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting
partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI.
More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through
partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn, America.
With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers
opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching –
providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment
for academics in the creative fields.
This is a part-time position, working 29.6 hours per week with a starting
salary of £24,474.40 (80% to £30,468).
Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 25 August 2022.
For informal enquiries please contact Kate Jenkins, Printmaking, Letterpress
and Bookarts Workshop Manager
Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are
continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and
belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities,
backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and
embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and
Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in
accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where
required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under
the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
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