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The  Glasgow  School  of  Art     Technical  Graduate  Intern   Application  Form   Firstly  let  me  say  thank  you  for  applying  for  one  of  the  graduate  intern  positions.  This  program  has   been  developed  through  collaboration  with  Technical  Services  and  the  Students’  Association,  and  is   a  new  initiative  for  the  Glasgow  School  of  Art.  It  is  envisaged  that  these  paid  positions  will  enable  a   graduate  to  learn  the  skills  and  gain  the  experience  that  will  help  them  beyond  graduation.   The  roles  will  be  paid  3  days  (21  hours)  a  week  for  12  weeks  during  the  period  of  24th  March  –  13th   June  2014.  Outside  of  these  hours  the  intern  will  be  able  to  access  the  facilities  to  develop  their  own   practice  (subject  to  availability  and  requirements  of  current  students).  The  rate  of  pay  will  be   above   the  living  wage  (£7.48  per  hour).   The  three  intern  spaces  available  are   •

3D   Making   –   Assisting   technical   staff   in   wood,   metal   and   advanced   protyping   areas   in   the   central   workshop.   The   intern   will   be   trained   to   DATA   standard   and,   working   with   skilled   staff,   have   the   chance   to   develop   practical,   maintenance   and   machining   skills   in   this   area.     Day  to  day  the  intern  will  be  responsible  for  keeping  the  workshops  tidy,  basic  maintenance,   organising  stock  and  keeping  project  notes  of  student  consultations.         Fashion   –   Assisting   the   fashion   technician   in   dealing   with   general   student   requests   like   checking   in   or   out   equipment,   preparing   machines,   providing   yarns   &   fabrics,   at   the   same   time  they  will  benefit  from  working  alongside  a  highly  skilled  technician  learning  new  skills   both   practical   and   social.   Working   within   the   F&T   team   will   also   expose   the   intern   to   a   wide   variety  of  situations  that  will  stand  them  in  good  stead  for  the  future.     Casting  –  Assisting  the  casting  technician  in  managing  the  casting  workshop.  The  intern  will   be   trained   to   DATA   standard   and,   working   with   skilled   staff,   have   the   chance   to   develop   practical,   organizational   and   maintenance   skills   in   this   area.     Day   to   day   the   intern   will   be   ensuring   the   workshop   is   clean   and   tidy,   organising   stock   and   keeping   notes   of   student   consultations.  

  Criteria  for  Applying   • • • •

All  applicants  must  be  graduates  of  the  Glasgow  School  of  Art.   All  applicant  must  have  graduated  from  2011  or  later   All  applicants  must  be  available  for  the  12  week  period  of  the  internships:  24th  March  –  13th   June  2014.   Applicant  can  only  apply  for  one  of  the  three  places  


ROLE  DESCRIPTION     TECHNICAL  INTERN       The  technical  intern  will  assist  technical  staff  in  providing  a  safe  and  efficient  resource  for  use  by   students  and  staff.     PRINCIPAL  ACCOUNTABILITIES     The  principal  duties  and  responsibilities  of  the  post  holder  are:       Communication     •  Conferring  with  technical  staff  and  students  on  technical  related  matters;   •  Maintaining  stock  records;     •  Ensuring  knowledge  of  Risk  Assessments  and  Health  &  Safety  reports;       Teamwork  &  Motivation     •  Participating  in  and  contributing  to  the  team  by  providing  effective  support  to  technical  staff  and   ensuring  the  smooth  and  efficient  running  of  the  workshop.   •  Receiving  verbal  and  written  guidance  from  technical  staff  in  ensuring  the  safe  and  efficient   running  of  the  workshop     Liaison  &  Networking     •  Liaising  with  internal  support  departments  including  Estates  and  Health  &  Safety       Service  Delivery     •  Providing  an  efficient  and  high  standard  of  service  by  responding  promptly  to  requests  for  support   from  technical  staff  and  students     •  Contributing  to  the  quality  of  service  provided  by  identifying  any  short  falls  and  recommending   improvements;     •  Anticipating  and  pre-­‐empting  requirements  of  relevant  parties  by  adopting  a  proactive  approach   ensuring  tools  and  stock  are  where  they  should  be  and  work  areas  are  clean  and  tidy      

Decision-­‐making     •  Supporting  the  decision-­‐making  of  others  by  recommending  improvements  to  processes  and   purchasing  equipment  and  stock.       Planning  &  Organising     •  Receiving  and  acting  on  guidance  from  technical  staff  to  complete  set  tasks  daily;   •  Contributing  to  the  planning  and  organising  of  Departmental  and/or  School-­‐wide  events,  e.g.   inductions,  Degree  Show  etc.       Initiative  &  Problem-­‐solving     •  Showing  initiative  and  creativity  to  meet  needs  of  technical  staff  and  students;   •  Feed  in  to  project  specific  problems  relating  to  students;     •  Assessing  practical  options  for  students/staff  in  order  to  assist  in  the  realisation  of  their  ideas.       Analysis  &  Research     •  Analysis  of  stock  levels  in  line  with  ongoing  projects;     •  Carrying  out  appropriate  routine  maintenance  checks  and  reporting  faults  or  failures;     •  Researching  technical  developments  in  the  field  in  order  to  remain  abreast  of  new  processes,   methods,  materials,  equipment  etc.      


Sensory  &  Physical  Demands     •  Carrying  out  tasks  which  require  either  learning  certain  methods  or  routines  or  involve  moderate   physical  effort,  e.g.  operating  machinery  or  equipment  to  perform  detailed  operations,  lifting  large   or  heavy  objects  etc.       Work  Environment     •  Understanding  how  the  work  environment  could  impact  on  own  work  or  that  of  students  and   colleagues;     •  Ensuring  the  work  environment  is  clean  tidy  and  free  of  unnecessary  hazards;   •  Undertaking  standard  actions,  in  line  with  Health  &  Safety  requirements/guidelines,  to  adapt  to   the  environment;     •  Using  protective  equipment,  e.g.  when  handling  hazardous  chemicals,  operating  dangerous   machinery  etc.       Knowledge  &  Experience     •  Applying  working  knowledge  of  theory  and  practice,  sharing  this  knowledge  with  others  as   appropriate,  e.g.  the  ability  to  interpret  rules,  procedures  and  regulations  and  provide  advice  to   others  on  how  technical  processes  should  be  undertaken;     •  Demonstrating  professional  development  by  acquiring  relevant  skills  and  competencies.                                      


Application  Form   Outline  of  application.   •

This  form  will  cover  areas  such  as  past  experience  working  in  your  chosen  area,  rationale  for   wanting   to   apply   for   the   program,   what   you   feel   you   can   bring   to   the   role   and   how   it   will   assist  you  in  later  life.  Please  keep  the  answers  succinct  and  where  possible  try  to  provide   examples  to  support  you  answer.  

 

Deadline  for  application:  17th  January  2014   Please  submit  completed  forms  to  hr@gsa.ac.uk          

Name  

 

What  program  did  you  study  at  GSA?     What  year  did  you  graduate?  

 

Contact  Telephone  

 

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  Which  of  the  three  areas  are  you  applying  for?    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-­‐Please  mark  box  below  

3D  Making  

 

Textiles  

 

Casting  

 

  Why  have  you  chosen  to  apply  for  this  specific  area  of  technical  resources?     (300  –  500  words)   ~~~~~~~~        


What  past  experiences,  if  any,  have  you  had  working  in  your  selected  area?     (300  –  500  words)   ~~~~~~~~     What  do  you  feel  you  can  bring  to  the  position?   (300  –  500  words)   ~~~~~~~~     How  can  you  see  this  intern  program  benefitting  your  future  career?   (300  –  500  words)   ~~~~~~~~     Thank  you  for  completing  this  application  form.   We  will  be  in  touch  in  due  course.     Sam  De  Santis    

 

 

 

 

John  Ayers  

President  

 

 

 

 

Head  of  Technical  Services  

Students’  Association    

 

     

 


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