Letterpress, Bookarts & Printmaking Technician

Kingston University

United Kingdom

August 18, 2022


Letterpress, Bookarts & Printmaking Technician


Kingston School of Art


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  • Job description (Word, 62.77kb)
  • Kingston School of Art (KSA) is seeking to recruit a creative and highly motivated individual to join the Printmaking, Letterpress and Book Arts (PLBA) team.

    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 Person

    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.

    The Faculty

    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 practitioners.

    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.

    Further information

    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.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the...