Art Technician, Gloucestershire

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Newent Community School and Sixth Form CentreGloucestershire
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary: £17,068 per annum, pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Job title: Art Technician
Contract: Full time, Permanent, Hours Per Week: 37
Required attendance: Term Time only

The successful candidate will report direct to the Head of Art undertaking duties within the Department to support the teaching and learning of all students. 

The hours will be 37 hours per week, term time only (equivalent to 38 weeks per year). 

The salary scale has seven incremental points with the maximum salary currently £19,402 per annum, pro rata. A pay award is pending. 

Working in partnership with all teachers within the Art Department, the Art Technician's responsibilities will include: 

  • To prepare teaching rooms and workshop areas for academic staff and students in line with academic needs and to maintain these facilities and adjoining areas in a clean and tidy condition. 
  • To ensure that art rooms, workshops, learning areas and adjoining areas conform to Health and Safety standards at all times and to carry out Risk and COSHH Assessments as required by the operational manager. 
  • To assist in auditing the use of facilities and to undertake checks of equipment and furniture to ensure that inventories are kept up to date. 
  • To maintain a central Art Department store of materials and related resources, informing line manager and/or appropriate budget holders of the need to order materials and equipment and subsequently complete stock orders, allowing sufficient time to maintain adequate levels of supplies. 
  • To prepare a range of materials for art lessons, enrichment workshops and community art classes. 
  • To use specialist skills to provide teaching support within the art department.
  • To support the department’s work with the partner primary schools, by preparing materials and related resources and providing support teaching during enrichment opportunities in the visual arts. 

The duties outlined in the Job Description are extensive in their nature, however, it is not expected that they will be undertaken concurrently.  Duties are likely to be spread throughout the course of the working week dependent upon the nature of the work required.  

You are more than welcome to contact the school to arrange for an informal visit if you would like an opportunity to see the facilities for yourself and meet some of the staff and students at the school. 

I hope that having read the details from the school, and hopefully also seen the work we do here for yourself, you decide to apply for this post. If that is the case, I would like to thank you in advance for the time required for such an application and look forward to reading your letter in due course. 

If you wish to discuss this position, prior to submitting an application, please contact me.  (- Ann Price, Business Manager) 

Further information and the Application Form is available from the School's website -

Applications should be by letter and application form. 

The closing date is Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 9.00am. We expect interviews to be held later that week, however, will contact the short listed applicants to discuss the date and time. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre
Watery Lane
GL18 1QF
Tel: 01531 820550

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