Job: Support Technician – Weave | Central Saint Martins | University of the Arts London

Role:Weave Support Technician – Term time only (0.79). Permanent post
Where: Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London, King’s Cross, London UK
Salary: £29,851 – £36,377 pro-rata (£23,582.29 – £28,737.83 per annum)

Imagine adding your skills to one of the foremost Textile Courses in the world? Working in the  building at King’s Cross, you will support the learning and development of an exceptionally talented, diverse collection of Textiles Design students. Expect traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques and a variety of learning approaches and backgrounds. There will be flashes of inspiration, some real genius at work, and exciting project deadlines all wrapped up in a creative, often hectic, fun environment.

This role provides a wonderful opportunity to work in the higher education sector, supporting an academic environment with technical skills and knowledge. Working within the college technical team and alongside academics, the role will be instrumental in developing and improving the students’ ability to successfully understand and challenge the world around them. You will help students develop new and advanced skills in the area of weave. This will include all aspects of design of warps, setting up a variety of looms, weaving, finishing, and professional practice within the workshop. A sound knowledge of yarn, weave structures and weaving is essential, as is the ability to explain technical information clearly.

You will be expected to maintain the weave studio and specialist equipment, including first line maintenance, designing and delivering student inductions, prepping materials, assisting with ordering and selling stock, setting up table, dobby and TC2 jacquard looms, and encouraging safe studio practice across the learning environment. You will also be expected to support CAD jacquard programmes within the workshop.

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