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UAL has an opportunity for a technical coordinator MAKE at the Story Garden, to join its Central Saint Martins site in London.

Main location: CSM – King’s Cross, London UK
Job type: full time
Unit: technicians
Job term: fixed term
Length of fixed term contract: 12 months
Closing date: 1 August 2019 23:55
Salary: £38,010 – £45,603 per annum

The role

This is a unique and exciting role to help establish and provide technical support for MAKE at the Story Garden. As part of the technical management team managed and provide technical support for our community studio space MAKE at the Story Garden.

You will play an integral part in ensuring that Central Saint Martins continues to provide world-class technical resources to its users and that those resources are being managed efficiently and safely. You will help to plan access to technical facilities for students, staff and external users, and be the main point of contact in support of teaching programmes, external activities and research.

You will also help to develop and support the college, contributing to future developments, defining technical resource requirements and specifications, and take the technical lead with emerging manufacturing technologies.

Why choose us?

MAKE at the Story Garden will be a versatile community studio space for creative collaboration with and by the community, bringing together the skills and talents of those who live and work in the Somers Town and Camden area to address local issues and social challenges that will have an impact beyond King’s Cross and the life span of the temporary space.

The project aims to use the methods and practices of the art school (and particularly those pioneered through the public collaboration lab) to create a space in which communities, higher education, the public, third sector and businesses can collaborate together on social challenges through courses, projects and workshops.

MAKE at the Story Garden is developed and delivered by Central Saint Martins and Somers Town Community Association, in partnership with Camden Council and Lendlease. The project is situated within The Story Garden, Global Generation’s newest meanwhile garden, built for and by the local community.

Your profile

You will have demonstrable experience of operational and strategic management in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary technical team within a HE environment. Leading shared-workspace technical learning, and facilitating technical learning activities delivered in innovative ways. You will have an active interest in sustainability initiatives in relation to your field.

You will have experience with technology education through progressive techniques, processes and resources of workshops, fab labs, maker spaces and/or open design, and implementing new and digital emerging technologies.

You will ideally have extensive technical experience the more of the following fields:

  • digital fabrication CAD and CAM software, 3D printing, laser cutting
  • 3D workshop practice relating to woods, metals, plastics

You will have a knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety legislation and its effective operational implementation.

You will have experience of managing projects and budgets effectively, with a drive to lead continual improvements in our technical resource.

Above all we are looking for a creative individual who can effectively manage and implement new resources.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM staffing team or telephone 0207 514 7885.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the disclosure and barring service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

At UAL, everyone’s identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

Please submit applications using our careers portal.

  • Applications have closed.