Support Technician LENS: Photography

Vacancy ID: 8714
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £30,777 – £37,468 pro-rata (£23,698.29 - 28,850.36 per annum)
Closing date: September 29, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

As a Support Technician LENS: Photography you will provide technical support, expertise and guidance to groups and individuals for taught programs. You be responsible for:

  • The day-to-day activities of resources linked to setting up and supporting studio shoots;
  • Supporting still life, copy stand and 3D capture studios/tables;
  • Providing a point of reference for students working in the traditional and digital darkrooms;
  • Ensuring staff and students work in an environment that is both productive and safe.

You will not only bring key skills with you but will have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience helping and learning from your colleagues in an evolving area. 

If you wish to look around the CSM campus and ask any questions, we have arranged tours on the following dates, meeting at the College reception: 

  • 10am, Friday 9 September
  • 2pm, Wednesday 14 September

If you wish to book in for the tour, please email with your full name and preferred date.

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

We’re looking for a candidate with relevant experience, gained through working professionally in the discipline or through higher education study. You must be able to demonstrate and pass on technical skills to a wide range of students, and have an interest in contemporary image culture. You should be a flexible and creative thinker with an awareness and appreciation of the need for high levels of customer care, considering studio practice and learning.

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:

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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