Technician – closing 10 Sept

Technician: Reporting to the Board of Trustees. (Part time Freelance 26 hours per week £13/hour)

Can you demonstrate excellence in technical printmaking knowledge and delivery across relief, collagraph, intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, monotype and all synthesising of each? Additionally we require some knowledge of textile, plastic, ceramic other surface print methods.

Can you demonstrate experience of excellent organisational skills, stock control, procurement procedures, managing a database of suppliers, coordinating suppliers and managing member requests?

Can you demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a robust understanding of the integrity of excellent customer service and its importance in a pint studio context? Are you at ease in communicating digitally and face to face? You must be competent in explaining processes and procedures in a friendly and welcoming manner, and fully understand and be comfortable with the responsibility of being the day to day face of the organisation.

Can you demonstrate a strong track record in the delivery and management of printmaking workshops and exhibitions?

Can you demonstrate experience in reporting monthly to a board, supporting your colleagues, delivering programmes and working in a team?

Can you demonstrate the ability to communicate with and accommodate over 60 members within a membership organisation?

Can you demonstrate a full understanding of a mixed income charitable organisation?

Responsibilities will include:

Workshop Maintenance – Take care of the studio ensuring all equipment, print materials, tools, cleaning equipment and facilities are in full working order and ready for daily use. Report any breakages or maintenance requirements.

Member Management

  • Manage membership requests in terms of use of the facilities and particular requirements to help them produce their work.
  • Report to board high use of specific equipment to help develop programming to achieve full employment of all the equipment and processes.
  • Deliver new membership inductions.
  • Assist members in coordinating work for exhibitions.

Efficiency Management – Maximise income and minimise expenditure, develop a culture of efficiency within the studio, encourage a no waste policy, minimise the use of chemicals, research and develop ecologically friendly alternatives.
Organisational Development – Aid the board and curator in developing programmes and development opportunities for the workshop. Keep up to date and in communication with other printmaking studios in Ireland on the sharing of information and the coordination of intern and residency opportunities.
Workshop Security – The security of the workshop is a shared responsibility however the technician will hold a managerial role in ensuring health and safety compliance in all areas.

To apply

Apply by submitting your c.v. and a cover letter to director@bpw.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 10th September 2021. Interviews will take place 14/15th September with contract start date 1 October 2021.

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.