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Art & Design Technician

The Burgate School & Sixth FormHampshire

As Art and Design Technician, you will work closely with subject specialist teachers in the Art and Design department, ensuring students are effectively resourced and supported to achieve the best results. You will create, sustain, and facilitate a safe, functional, and inspiring working environment, order, prep and maintain materials and tools in a timely and organised way. Experience of using bandsaws, circular saws, laser cutters and general workshop equipment is desirable. 

The main areas of responsibility include:  

  • Cutting and sizing material  
  • Organising the distribution and repair of equipment, including the laser cutter 
  • Advising students on the safe and proper use of tools and equipment  
  • Supporting students in material preparation  
  • Safe disposal of hazardous waste 
  • Supporting students during Art and Design lessons through demonstration, explanation, and modelling of expertise 
  • Creating prototypes as examples  

The post-holder is employed to ensure the provision of timely and effective technician support to all teachers in the Art, Design and Hospitality and Catering Department. 

The right candidate will: 

  • Generate energy and enthusiasm for learning
  • Raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring students 
  • Be a reflective and resilient practitioner 
  • Foster a culture of high expectations and achievement within the department and wider school environment
  • Have a commitment to the school’s ethos and vision 
  • Establish strong relationships with students and staff 
  • Model professional standards across all areas of work 
  • Be able to work on their own initiative 

The post is advertised as a term-time role, to include training days and other department-led INSET, plus an additional week of preparation time within the school by mutual agreement with the Head of Department.

We look forward to welcoming the right candidate to our thriving, progressive, and inclusive department, to work alongside a friendly, dedicated team of highly skilled professionals.


You are advised to submit your applications as soon as possible because we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we have received sufficient applications that meet the given criteria.

Safeguarding Statement

The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. As this is a post in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a children's barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. All positions within The Burgate School and Sixth Form are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

A copy of our child protection policy and our policy on the employment of ex-offenders are available to view as part of our pack of supporting documents or on The Burgate School and Sixth Form’s website at:

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