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A new opportunity has arisen to work at St Ives School of Painting

Job Role: Studio Technician

Hours per week: 5 hours a week initially (increased to 7.5 hours a week subject to funding).

Additional Hours: Working approximately two Sundays a month, to be worked in rotation.  Occasional additional hours to cover holidays, sickness and busy periods.

Job Type/Contract type: Permanent

Interview Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017

Closing Date: midnight on Monday 30 October 2017

Salary: £2,244 per annum for 5 hours a week (£16,830 full time equivalent)

About the Role and About Us

The post of Studio Technician supports the Studio Manager at St Ives School of Painting.  There is currently one Studio Technician and this is a second post.

The technicians maintain the smooth functioning of St Ives School of Painting’s studios, liaising with the Studio Manager, tutors, models and volunteers, so students have the best experience possible.  This is a vital role in an exciting and busy arts organisation.

The School is a charity with a long history of teaching high quality art courses to beginners and practising artists.  This includes 2-5 day courses, our year long Porthmeor Programme, weekly life drawing sessions and a programme for young people and carers in Cornwall. We are growing and developing as a charity and our studios are getting busier. We are a small team with a passion for delivering an excellent experience for all our students.

The School is situated in Grade II* Porthmeor Studios overlooking the stunning Porthmeor Beach. All staff are part of the 24-hour Employee Assist Programme that provides free counselling and support for work or personal issues. Staff are paid to attend one art course a year with us to help provide different perspectives on our work.

About you

You will be highly organised, motivated and able to work unsupervised and on your own initiative, with an ability to prioritise tasks and work effectively under pressure.   Experience of using art studio equipment is essential.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the studios with tutors and students.  You must have the ability to work as part of a creative team and be able to identify student and tutors’ needs.  You are a confident IT user. The team at the School rely on cloud based IT systems to stay organised and communicate.  The role will include some manual handling and working with solvents.

To apply

  • Please download the following
    1. SSP Job Application Form Oct 2017,
    2. Job Description Studio Technician
    3. Additional Information Studio Technician
  • Please be aware of the essential requirements to apply for this position.
  • We do not accept CV’s. We cannot accept paper copies.
  • All applications must be returned by email to
  • You will receive confirmation of receipt of your application by email.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be sent invitations to attend interview by 8 November 2017
  • Due to the small size of our team, we are unable to provide feedback on applications not shortlisted.