We are hiring: Technician Traineeship

Image: Ross Fraser McLean / Studio RoRo

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 15 November 2018

Scottish Sculpture Workshop are looking for a Technician Trainee. The Technician Traineeship is an entry-level position, aimed at those interested in developing and sharing their making practice and technical knowledge through on the job training and hands-on learning.

Over the two year period, the trainee will focus on developing their knowledge of making processes within the SSW facilities, and explore the ways in which these skills are shared and disseminated through working directly with artists and building skills to deliver workshops and taster courses.

SSW has been a site for making and learning, empowerment and exchange for almost 40 years; based in a belief that everyone brings unique and important skills to the workshop environment. The Technician Traineeship role is embedded in this ethos, aiming to encourage and cultivate the selected candidate’s making and teaching skills in order for them to go on and support the wider artistic, making and craft ecologies in Scotland and beyond. The traineeship also sets out to support the continuation of important and multiple pedagogies inherent in technician’s roles and practice.

Job Title: Technician Traineeship

Salary: £16,478 pro rata plus 5% pension
30 hrs per week over 4 days 9.00am – 5pm (0.5hr lunch break)
Contract: Fixed Term – 2 years
Responsible to: The traineeship will be supported by SSW’s Senior Technician with additional training from SSW’s Ceramics Technician and the wider staff team.
Role benefits: Free studio/workshop access 1 day per week for personal practice. Budget for enhanced training opportunities and skills development.
Relocation: Onsite self-catering accommodation for a fixed period of 3 months
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 15 November 2018
Date for interview: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 November. We cannot offer Skype interviews for this position. Please advise in advance if you are unable to attend in person on this date.
Commencement of role: Monday 7 January 2019

Click here for the full job description and person specification.


All applicants should use our online application form to apply and we advise you to complete your application offline until it is ready to be submitted, as the contents of the form cannot be saved before submission.

You will be asked to submit:

  • A recent CV
  • 500 word outline of why you think you are suitable for the role and why this opportunity would be of benefit to you.
  • The names and contact details of two recent referees (including your most recent employer if applicable). Please note they will not be contacted until the job has been offered.

If you have problems using the online submission platform please get in touch: admin [at] ssw.org.uk


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