Art Technician

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Non-Academic | Wellington College International Shanghai

JOB TITLE: Art Technician
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Department
SUPERVISOR: Head of Art
OBJECTIVES
To support the art departments including the Head of Art, the art teachers, and the art
students. Being skilled and knowledgeable in the preparation of materials, and having an
excellent understanding of fine art techniques, materials and processes is essential. Above
all the Art Technician will be an enhancement to the safe and successful delivery of the art
curriculum.
Wellington College China schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children. Assessment and testing of applicants’ suitability to work with children
is an integral part of the selection process.
Job Specification
Supporting the art teachers within their academic lessons and co-curricular
activities.
Preparation of materials for lessons as informed by the art teachers.
Monitoring & maintaining stock: sourcing, ordering, and sampling. Being
responsible for the organisation of the art storeroom.
Maintenance and upkeep of the art rooms, including the supply of materials and
equipment.
Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all tools, equipment, and machinery from a
health and safety perspective and to raise any concerns with the Head of Art
Display and rotation of Artwork in the art department and around college.
Support with exhibitions and art events
To assist with the planning and running of school trips and excursions
Liaise with other school departments and external agencies as required to meet
the needs of the art department.
Maintain good communication with the art teachers and Head of art and to attend
regular art department meetings.
Build strong reports with students and to uphold the school safeguarding policy.
CARE AND WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
Ensure each child has a sense of belonging within the within the atelier.
Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all times by
upholding the 3Ps: Protection, Provision and Participation as outlined in UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child.
FAMILIES
Understand the importance of building authentic relationships with families, knowing such
understandings can lead to greater learning outcomes for children.
Communicate with families and the wider community about the atelier and the arts
program, including presentations, workshops, through online platforms and parent
meetings.
PROFESSIONALISM
Model and promote Wellington Values: kindness, courage, integrity, respect and
responsibility in the aim of enabling the Wellington Identity: inspired, intellectual,
independent, individual, inclusive
Commit to regularly collaborating with the early childhood team to understand
and extend children’s theories, thoughts, ideas and questions.
Have a willingness to learn about pedagogical practices that may be unfamiliar.
Attend all team meetings and committees as necessary and take on
portfolio responsibilities within the team. Adhere to all procedures
and policies as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
PREFERRED APTITUDES
Reliable and friendly
Adaptable and flexible
Positive approach
Team orientated
Knowledge and experience of and passion for Art
Skilled in practical multi-tasking
Practical problem-solving
Interest in working within an educational environment and with children and young
people
Empathy, care, understanding of the importance of mindfulness, wellbeing &
resilience.
Strong IT skills
A desire to help the Art Department team achieve its goals.
Discreet and able to maintain confidentiality.
Diplomatic in relation to others
Self-motivated
Ability to remain calm and focused when under pressure.
Please submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to
download from www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers) in English and email to
jobs.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn.
Please note that any application with missing materials will not be considered.
Wellington College International Shanghai is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare
of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be
subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal
background checks, qualifications checks and employment checks to include an exploration
of any gaps in employment.

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