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Art Technician (Part-Time)

Harris Academy WimbledonMerton

Support the next generation of leaders at Harris Academy Wimbledon.

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic part time Art Technician to join Harris Academy Wimbledon, working 15 hours per week.

Your role will be to provide technical support to the relevant departments of the academy in order to support the teaching of Art and Photography. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting and advising teaching staff on the preparation and layout in classrooms for practical exercises, running trials, demonstrations and helping students with learning activities
  • Ensuring equipment and materials prepared for lessons are to the specification of the teacher requisitions
  • In conjunction with teachers, advising students on the safe and proper use of tools and equipment and on the correct and safe way to carry out learning activities
  • Supporting students in preparing materials for both 3D and 2D projects
  • Assisting in practical lessons and after hours activities when requested
  • Assisting in the safety, repair and general maintenance of all resources, equipment and tools where within your capabilities
  • Maintaining an understanding of subject syllabus and schemes of work in order to prepare for practical lessons adequately.
  • Assisting with stock keeping
  • Undertaking safety checks as required and complying with and implementing Health and Safety requirements
  • Ensuring that all equipment and materials are stored safely, securely and maintained in good condition
  • Disposing of used hazardous waste safely

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Wimbledon, in one of our other 49 academies, or in our central team. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for a strong communicator with proven skills in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, not just the school community but the wider community. The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to A Level or equivalent
  • Have knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Have experience working with a range of Art equipment and resources, and experience or solid understanding of working as a technician in a school or educational establishment
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Have excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver
  • Have the ability to encourage and inspire young people to achieve
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities.
  • Have good ICT skills, including a working knowledge of MS packages
  • Have the ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised.
  • Be flexible in their approach to work
  • Have the ability to carry out routine maintenance of equipment

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Academy Wimbledon?

  • The opportunity to be part of the founding team of an academy with the highest of expectations and ambitions for its staff and students;
  • Unrivalled potential for personal and professional development as the academy grows;
  • All the advantages of a highly successful academy group, including strong central support and outstanding CPD opportunities.

About Harris Academy Wimbledon

Harris Academy Wimbledon will be an outstanding place to learn. It will provide an excellent education in an innovative, inclusive and happy environment. As well as promoting academic achievement across the curriculum and encouraging participation in extra-curricular opportunities, we want to support our students to make decisions wisely, ready for the challenges they will face as adults. As part of the Harris Federation, we will have the opportunity to partner with other successful Harris schools across London and will have access to a shared pool of resources and expertise.

In September 2020, we opened our brand new building in High Path, which is being purpose built for our students. Until then, we will be situated in the redeveloped adult education centre on Whatley Avenue, with full access to all the facilities and resources we need as a successful, thriving school.

With the support of our local community, we know that Harris Academy Wimbledon will match the high standards Harris academies are known for, and that we will take excellent care of students.

Being part of a school at its inception is a great experience. Our first students will be the role models for the future and set a trail for others to emulate. Come and be part of this with us!

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

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