The Royal College of Art is looking for a technical instructor in future materials – silicone and resins 0.8FTE to join its London team.
Technical instructor in future materials – silicone and resins – 0.8FTE
Salary – £30,682 – £35,132 per annum pro rata
Closing date – 4 December 2017
The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for three successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College rated the world’s number one art and design university in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017/18 the College will have some 2,100 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.
The facilities and technical equipment on offer at the College are among the best of their kind in the world, supporting students in their explorations of the creative possibilities of the new and the traditional, and the interplay between them.
As Technical Instructor in Future Materials – Silicones & Resins you will contribute as part of a team to the effective provision and availability of specialist equipment and work areas for silicone and resins, in order to facilitate academic delivery, student learning, and Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation (RKEI) activities. You will also provide highly skilled technical assistance to students, staff and research specialists from disciplines across the RCA in the provision and exploration of a wide range of resin, silicone and clay-based processes, including casting and mould making.
It is essential that candidates have significant, highly skilled, specialist knowledge of all mould making processes, fast-cast resins and other types of resins. You will also be experienced in clay modelling, model making, and traditional 3D making techniques and processes. Knowledge and experience of COSHH, Health and Safety issues and Risk assessment procedures related to resins and silicone is also essential.
The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.