Technician Demonstrator Design

University of Northampton
June 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £37,099
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Technician Demonstrator Design

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£30,487 - £37,099 per annum pro rata


Waterside Campus

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  • About the Job

    Part time: 22.2 hours per week

    Interview date: 13 June 2024

    (Fixed term for up to 9 months, or upon return of the current post holder, whichever is sooner)

    As a technician demonstrator in the Art and Design Subject area you will work predominantly with staff and students on BA Illustration. Experienced and knowledgeable across practical illustration, graphic design but with a defined area of technical and practical expertise, you will devise and deliver technical inductions, demonstrations, and workshops, and provide specialist advice and guidance drawn from your expertise of illustration and/or graphic design.

    Demonstration duties will involve face to face teaching and in-class support as well as blended digital tuition. This support will take place in dedicated university resource areas, studios and from time to time on location, for example, with exhibitions. Masterclasses at varying levels may be delivered to a range of students in Art and Design on occasion.

    The generation of schemes of work and teaching materials will be required, as will navigating, and using our Virtual Learning Environment. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the functions of a range of software used in creative visual arts industries including an advanced working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of - or a willingness to learn - moving image/animation or interactive media (AR, VR, XR) is also required.

    You will need to be flexible in your approach to the working day and environment as this varied post supports a diverse range of individuals, therefore the ability to be flexible and be a team player is essential. Experience of supporting learners in a further or higher education context would be advantageous.

    General technician duties will involve ensuring that studios and associated specialist equipment is maintained, and that full health and safety processes are adhered to. Setting up of exhibitions and specialist kit on and off campus will be needed on occasion throughout the academic year.

    About you

    We are seeking an individual with prior working knowledge of industry standard software and hardware in creative visual arts. You will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and have a working knowledge of moving image and interactive media. Currency is key to this post and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of software and hardware for the benefit of staff and students in the Art and Design Subject Area.



  • HND/Degree in a design discipline and/or higher degree or industry experience
  • Desirable:

  • Professional recognition as an HEA Associate Fellow and/or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or a willingness to obtain within a reasonable timeframe
  • Faculty

    This specialist post will primarily support the BA Illustration course but may also on occasion support other creative programmes that sit within the vibrant subject area of Art and Design in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.

    The School of The Arts has a rich history that dates back over 120 years. The then School of Art merging in 1975 with Northampton colleges of Education and Technology to form a college of higher education, Nene College. This became University College Northampton in 1999 and gained full university status as The University of Northampton in 2005.

    The Art & Design subject area has a very successful track record of quality demonstrated through excellent NSS satisfaction rates, strong industry connections and international creative award wins. The subject area is diverse and alongside illustration and graphic communication includes fine arts, photography, product design, architectural technology and interior architecture and spatial design.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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