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Technical Instructor in Wood

Date advertised

17 November 2023

Closing date

2 January 2024


IT, Library & Technical Services (ILTS)


Technical Services

Required hours

Full Time


All three sites


£35,974 - £40,741 per annum

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university-level institution in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world‘s number one art and design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

We are looking for an experienced, adaptable, dynamic and highly motivated person to work with our Wood technical team at the Royal College of Art. This team supports a wide variety of programmes with woodworking activities across RCA. We have a new Wood workshop in our Battersea South building that includes a wide variety of technical facilities and processes.

The day job as a Technical Instructor in Wood:

  • Provide technical support, advice and demonstrations in the specialist Wood workshops
  • Support the growth of wood based making areas that allow students to explore and develop work within the experimental stages of their research. 
  • Continual learning as part of a dynamic team.
  • Assist students and staff in problem solving and finding technical solutions.
  • Maintain specialist equipment and applicable health and safety accurate records. 
  • Support College Teaching, Learning, Research activity as appropriate for the role.

What you will need to have:

  • Knowledge and experience of a variety of processes for working with wood.
  • Experience of delivering in person technical instruction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • The ability to use initiative and work as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational, time management, planning and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent user focus and a flexible approach.
  • Experience creating or delivering learning material is essential.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety issues and Risk Assessment procedures.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply now’ button below.

Closing date for applications: 2 January 2024, 11:59 pm  

The Recruitment Process:

As part of your application you may be invited to an initial assessment on Zoom, a technical test and formal interview. We plan to assess over zoom on January 8 and panel interviews onsite will be on January 15.

The Royal College of Art is committed to creating an environment of mutual respect, where differences are valued and celebrated and where innovation, creativity and diversity can flourish. 

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