Specialist Technician – Costume

Vacancy ID: 8685
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 28
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £36,532 - £44,865 pro-rata (£29,225.60 – £35,892 per annum)
Closing date: September 28, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

If you are a skilled technician, with knowledge in a wide range of costume design, fabric manipulation/pattern cutting, creative expression of materials and a good understanding of theatre production processes and practices, this is an exciting opportunity to be at the cutting edge of live performance, arts and design at a new chapter in the history of Central Saint Martins and a new era in arts education. 

As the Specialist Technician for Costume, you will be part of a technical team supporting the Performance Programme by providing professional technical expertise, guidance and knowledge that supports teaching and research and contributing critical input to students’ concepts and expressive/creative intention. This will require your expertise in pattern cutting, sewing, costume construction and knowledge of using a variety of different materials, for both traditional garments and more experimental costumes.

You will also be responsible for specialist equipment, consumables usage and maintenance in accordance with relevant legislation, health and safety policy and University policy, as well as the administration of systems, orders, bookings and maintenance records.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.  

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

Your Profile

You should have professional and relevant experience, gained through working in industry/practice and/or education, with knowledge of a wide range costume design, fabric manipulation/pattern cutting, creative expression of materials and a good understanding of theatre production processes and practices. You must be able to demonstrate keen independent organisation and self-motivation, and be capable of passing on technical skills to a wide range of student/client capabilities.

You should be a qualified practitioner in the use of wardrobe equipment i.e. industrial sewing machines, overlockers and relevant technologies. You will bring with you an awareness and appreciation of the need for high levels of customer care, and a high standard of Health & Safety in the wardrobe workshop. Your experience will enable you to solve standard predictable and technical problems, as well as innovate design solutions, and inspire the next generation of theatre design, arts and performance professionals. You will not only bring key skills with you but contribute to ongoing development of the area

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: 0207 514 7885 or email: jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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