South Hampstead High School are seeking to appoint a qualified artist, with excellent technical skills to assist in the smooth running of the Art Department.
Supporting teachers and pupils to optimise teaching and learning, the Art Technician will assist with the supervision of practical tasks, prepare and maintain equipment and materials in accordance with health and safety standards and demonstrate the proper use and care of equipment and machinery.
The role is as rich as the range of activities that take place in this busy department, as the technician is often called upon to assist in the production of complex and challenging work. Key attributes of adaptability, problem solving and sensitivity to the artistic aspirations of young people are key, as is the ability to make a positive contribution to the team.
Art at South Hampstead High School
The Department is enviably resourced, consisting of four studios with specialist facilities for printmaking, studio photography, sculpture and ceramics. There is also a darkroom, Art library, Apple Mac computer suite and seminar room. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of specialist techniques and encouraged to explore whichever media are required to realise their ideas. The Department embraces all aspects of Art and Design across a broad range of technical processes, both contemporary and traditional.
Due to the extensive facilities on offer, the Art Technician is expected to become conversant with a broad range of specialist Art techniques, demonstrating confident technical instruction of specialist equipment. The role is highly respected by pupils and staff.
About the School
“When I first stepped through the doors here, I knew that it was a very special place to be – the wonderful atmosphere, dedicated staff and energetic girls, who are such a pleasure to teach.” — South Hampstead Teacher
Working at South Hampstead is stimulating, challenging and fun. Pupils are intelligent and inquisitive, energetic and engaging.
Located in leafy Hampstead, with the buzz of central London’s cultural life close at hand, the School is very well served by public transport and there are excellent local amenities nearby.
The School is part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools. We offer a variety of benefits, such as:
• Competitive salaries and pay progression
• Access to extensive professional development opportunities
• Training grants for qualifications
• Generous pension schemes
• Free life assurance benefit
• Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
• A Cycle to Work scheme
• Competitive terms and conditions of employment
• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
For further details and to apply please click the apply button.
Closing date: Wednesday 25th August 2021.
Interviews week commencing 30th August 2021.
The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.
South Hampstead High School