Secondary Arts Technician, London

Closing date:New this week

International School of London (ISL)London

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The International School of London invites expressions of interest from dynamic and engaging professionals with a strong background in a related Visual Arts field in support of the above position overview. Previous experience in this role or a related role, coupled with strong organisational and time management skills, and a deep interest and knowledge of how young artists develop within an international learning environment are highly desirable and a distinct advantage. This is a part-time position, equivalent 3 days per week.

General Responsibilities in Middle School and at the Diploma College

· Carry out daily maintenance duties as specified by the Head of Arts

· Re-stock and re-order art materials

· Maintenance of equipment such as cameras, lights, audiovisual devices

· Maintenance of the Arts facilities in good working condition 

· Assist teachers with student inductions to power-tools and hazardous materials

· Preparation of specialist materials and the set-up of specialist equipment for use in lessons, for example, studio lights, cameras charged, easels for drawings

· Assist with the production of props for School productions

· Assist the Head of Arts for Health and Safety matters, including maintaining product warning notes, reading and disseminating information about risk and H&S 

· Assist with MYP and DP end of year showcases, school-wide displays, shows, Art exhibitions and festivals


· Must be proficient in English, written and spoken (an additional language is an advantage)

· Possess good personal organisation and timekeeping

· Willingness and ability to work well with children (Grades 6-12)

· Ability to work successfully and enthusiastically under supervision

· Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team is essential; communicating well with young people, and teaching and support staff, at all levels 

· Adaptable/flexible and open to new ideas

· Possess sufficient mobility to monitor students’ classroom practices

· Experience around various software and technological tools (Smartboard, iPads, Macintosh computer systems)

· Promote digital art-making forms and provide technical assistance when required

· Experience in an International School environment is an advantage

· Experience working in a range of art forms and techniques is required.

In-class Support

· Provide in-class support with technical assistance to students during lessons; help with personalised learning using specific strategies and techniques, including those personal to you as a qualified arts practitioner

· Provide in-class support to staff and students for ceramics, sculpture; assist with sending work for firing and glazing

· Provide creative support – individual or small group

· Help to ensure student safety 

· Monitor students as directed by the teacher

· Demonstrate safe, ethical and responsible behaviour

· Adhere to technology guidelines and uses

· Assist organising field trips and research possible suitable events

Additional IB Diploma Responsibilities

· Promote contemporary art practice and provide up to date exhibition and reading recommendations for students

· Run weekly portfolio class for students looking to apply to Art & Design courses at university – includes portfolio prep; monitoring university choices, entry dates/requirements and deadlines

· Liaise with staff and students on examination content for IBIS upload

· Help students document all artwork and work with IB Diploma Visual Arts lead teacher to subsequently upload all examination material to IBIS once finalised

· Oversee production and facilitate curation of annual IB art exhibition - promote throughout school and school networks

· Contribute to school displays (in-class and out) including current and past IB art work

Required Qualifications

· Arts Bachelor degree - the post is ideally suited to a Visual Arts graduate with an interest in exploring a career within education or looking for a way to support their personal creative practice

· Teaching qualification (optional)

· Experience working with IB Diploma Arts students an advantage

Job location

More about International School of London (ISL)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Main Campus, 139 Gunnersbury Avenue, Hounslow, London, W3 8LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8992 5823
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