Technical Services Officer: Print

£26,537 - £28,143 per year Pro Rata
05 Sep 2016
03 Oct 2016
Engineering, Design
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We seek a committed and enthusiastic person to join our dynamic team in Gray’s School of Art. The successful candidate will offer well developed technical skills in both digital and traditional printing techniques, and will primarily be responsible for the efficient operation of printing facilities, supporting output of students’ coursework, output of exhibition work (for example, vinyl cutting, mounting, framing etc.) and output of teaching and research materials for staff. Experience in traditional printing techniques (e.g. screen-printing, monoprinting, etc.) and of producing digital print output from a variety of file formats is a requirement. As well as being able to demonstrate a range of digital and analogue printing techniques and processes candidates should also be competent in and be able to demonstrate relevant graphic design, illustration and photography software to students.  An understanding of photography, stop frame animation, digital video and video post-production would also be desirable but is not essential.
We are seeking a committed team worker who understands the specific requirements and culture of technical services in design and art education.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Technical Services Co-ordinator

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: The Print Technician will provide a comprehensive printing service to staff and students across a range of courses.


Instruction and demonstration of equipment and systems to staff and students as necessary.

First line maintenance and operation of specialist printing equipment and resources.

Budget and order materials for the printing facilities to ensure a cost efficient and consistent printing service.

Demonstrate correct procedures and safe working practices to comply with health and safety regulations.

Provide knowledge and expertise in digital printing and vinyl cutting from a range of computer applications and from a range of printing devices.

Provide knowledge and expertise in analogue printing using a range of techniques.

Be able to support and promote learning for groups of students and staff with diverse needs and abilities.

Ensure that efficient and consistent systems are in place to meet the printing needs of the School.

The candidate should have a range of computer and print skills, which would include knowledge of graphic design, illustration and photography applications.

Have the ability to assess and understand printing requirements and advise on process for successful final outcomes and to assist students in liaising with external commercial printers where appropriate

Responsible to the technical services coordinator and have the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Assist with construction of degree shows and other school exhibitions.

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: 3rd October 2016


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

HNC in Graphic Design and Production or related discipline

Knowledge and Experience

IT operating systems and printing procedures

Digital printing hardware operation, calibration and maintenance

Analogue printing techniques

Graphic design, illustration and photography software applications

Digital and Analogue Printing in a higher education context

Technical experience in print production

Experience in production of various digital file formats for print


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Degree in Graphic Design and Production or related discipline

Knowledge and Experience

Operation and maintenance of non-digital AV equipment

Operation of photography equipment

Operation of digital photography, stop frame animation, digital video and video post-production equipment

Experience of working in further or higher education

Experience of working in a design or art establishment

Experience of large format printing, scanning and copying equipment


Behaviour 1: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 2: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 3: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 4: Initiative and Problem Solving - Experience of using initiative and creativity to resolve problems, identifying practical and suitable solutions


See also:
Technical Services Officer_ Print (Sept 2016 1).pdf