OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB
The primary focus of this role is to provide technical support to tutors and students in the classroom.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To provide technical support to the Art and Design / Media Tutor Team
To work closely with the Art and Design / Media Tutors, working largely on own initiative.
To make decisions on all Art and Design / Media stock control requirements and prepare draft requisitions for authorisation, liaising with the Art and Design / Media course coordinators and HoS before preparing purchase orders for course and teaching materials for the vocational areas
To take receipt of deliveries and check against delivery notes
To make decisions on the upkeep, storage and servicing requirements of equipment. This includes making arrangements for external agencies to carry out annual maintenance, when and where appropriate.
To be directly responsible for the Health & Safety, security and maintenance of Art and Design / Media tools/equipment and materials
To maintain an inventory of all tools and equipment
To ensure the teaching room/area is ready at the start of each lesson
To ensure tools/equipment are prepared ready for each session
To ensure all tools and equipment are returned to store after tutor and student use
To provide technical support to students in the use of materials, tools and equipment
To assist the tutor and students, as and when required, during practical demonstrations
To ensure rooms are ready for each session and clean and tidy from the last session
To ensure store room/areas are kept tidy and functional at all times
To assist, when necessary, with the College Open Days and other College events which may involve working in the evening or weekends (by negotiation)
To provide students with advice and instruction in safe handling of equipment and materials ensuring Health & Safety regulations are followed at all times
To assist tutors and students in providing technical support when preparing displays for portfolios and at internal and external exhibitions
To keep personal knowledge up to date with trends/styles/fashions in Art & Design / Media