Contract Type: Full Time
Support Role:
Salary: £10.88 Per Hour
School Type:
Further Education
School Size: 0-250
School Age Range: 16-99
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Sim Balk Lane, YORK YO23 2BB
Ofsted Ranking: Outstanding 1


Learning Technician – Media, Music and Performing Arts

About the role

A Learning Technician is required to provide technical and appropriate support to other technicians, tutors and students in a variety of learning situations across the Media, Music and Performing Arts curriculum area.

The role will include working closely with, and supporting our part time permanent Music technician and our full time permanent Performing Arts/theatre technician. You would also be overseeing the equipment and resources in the Media department.

The role would mainly take place within college hours (8.30-17.00 Monday to Friday) but there may be occasions when you would be asked to help with evening and weekend events.

Suitable candidates will have a range of knowledge and practical skills across the Media, Music and/or Performing Arts disciplines. A good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Digital SLR cameras, Video cameras and Mac operating systems would be preferred. Knowledge of music and theatre audio/visual equipment would also be advantageous.

The post holder will work flexibly in the curriculum area, but may be called upon to work in other curriculum areas as appropriate to their skills.

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About York College

York College is ranked Yorkshire’s No 1 General Further Education College with first-class resources designed for post-16 students. This, combined with an Outstanding Ofsted grade (December 2013) and the highest standards for individual student achievement, provides a first-class environment for teaching and learning.

The College has state of the art facilities including; a new Construction Skills Centre,  the Alan Ayckbourn Theatre, Ashfields restaurant, hair and beauty salons and nail bar, a 3G sports pitch and multi-use games area, engineering and construction workshops, art and design studios and a Learning Centre on three floors equipped with the latest technology. Some College facilities can also be hired for commercial use and external events.

As the largest educational provider for 16 - 19 year olds in the region, offering around 40 A Level subjects (in almost any combination), currently York College is rated in the top three colleges in the country (based on A Level points per entry).

Often described as the ideal stepping stone between school and university or employment, with a ‘junior university ethos, students learn the right skills and receive the necessary support to achieve their goals. The College provides excellent preparation for university with 1,000 students submitted university applications this year. The College also offers specific support to students aiming for top universities, including an opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification, a nationally recognised qualification which carries the same UCAS points as an AS Level.