Art Technician, Longfield

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Longfield AcademyLongfield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £7.50 per hour
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the role:  Can you inspire our students in the subject of Art?  Are you passionate about this subject area, keen to find a job where you will love what you do on a daily basis?  We are looking for a Visual Arts Technician to join the academy to support the teaching and learning of students within the performing arts and media department, and to provide support and services to the staff and students in line with the academy policies and procedures.  Our successful candidate will be creative and enthusiastic, and it’s an ideal role for current Post 16 students who would like first-hand experience in a paid position within the Arts remit.

This is a one year fixed-term position in the first instance and the experience gained will strengthen any future University, College or job applications.  We can offer approximately 900 hours of paid work over the course of the contract which works out as an average of 23 hours per week during Term Time. Start and finish times will be agreed in advance with your Line Manager. 

Reporting to the Subject Leader for Visual Arts, our Technician will be expected to co-ordinate the use of practical resources and provide assistance in meeting the practical needs of the curriculum, including liaising with teaching and support staff outside the faculty. In addition, the Technician will be required to provide technical support at school events both during the school day and at some evening and weekend events. These would be agreed in advance.

Our successful applicant will hold an A Level or equivalent qualification in one or more arts-related subject. You'll be an effective communicator and be able to use your initiative. A flexible ‘can do’ attitude is also essential, as is the ability to provide the very best levels of service to all employees and stakeholders in the faculty. Our successful candidate will be committed to helping students achieve to the best of their ability.  You will be able to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ideas.

If this sounds like your dream job, apply today!  

Working at Longfield Academy:  Longfield Academy is a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy opened in September 2008, replacing Axton Chase School. Since then student outcomes have rapidly improved; in May 2018 we were judged as a 'Good' school with an 'Outstanding Sixth Form provision - a highly deserved accolade.  

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a large and growing Sixth Form. In recent years, Longfield Academy moved into its brand new £25m building with state of the art facilities for learning across all subject areas. Its subject specialisms are in Science and Arts. Particularly innovative are its home access iPad 2 scheme and Bistro called 'The Telescope', which is open to the public every week and run by students.  At the same time it has a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1474 700700
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Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust. The Trust also includes several other secondary Academies – The Leigh Academy, Stationers Crown Woods Academy, Mascalls and Wilmington Academy, a special needs school – Milestone Academy, and se...