Hereford College of Arts is a vibrant arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. The curriculum includes undergraduate and postgraduate degrees alongside a range of Further Education programmes and a wide-ranging short course programme. Our mission is to empower creativity and enrich our world through transformative arts education and we are proud of the way our community of students, staff, governors, fellows, partners and alumni contribute to the benefit of our wider society. We have a good reputation and track record, but have ambitious plans to develop and grow our distinctiveness. Hereford city and the wider region are also full of ambition with new cultural initiatives and enterprises, and an innovative engineering university in development, which offer many opportunities for collaboration.

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0.6 FTE – all applications will be considered
One Year Fixed Term Contract
£20,316 – £29,468 pro rata per annum

The college seeks to appoint an exceptional teacher with a creative arts background to deliver Critical Studies across its undergraduate courses in Artist Blacksmithing, Contemporary Design Crafts, and Jewellery Design, initially on a one-year contract.

Critical Studies is a college-wide programme at HE level that provides students with a structured way of thinking about the meaning, value and experience of creative arts, and material and visual culture. Critical studies curricula are tailored to the needs of students on each course.

As our focus is firmly on our students’ particular fields of creative practice, the successful candidate will have a keen interest in critical theories of interpretation and evaluation of design crafts and material culture. He or she could be a creative artist or designer with an understanding of critical theory, or a practising critic with a special interest in design and material culture. He or she will have experience of teaching critical studies, and a talent for making degree-level academic writing and critical theory engaging in an art school environment. A postgraduate teaching qualification is desirable, as is Fellowship of the HEA.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to strengthening and extending criticality and critical practice throughout HCA and to bolstering the college’s developing profile for student and staff scholarship.

For arrange an informal discussion please e-mail Simon Denison, Course Leader for Critical Studies.

To find out more about joining this dynamic creative community please e-mail Jobs or contact reception on 01432 273359 for an application pack.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th May 2020

GRADUATE AMBASSADOR – STUDENT RECRUITMENT & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Marketing/Student Recruitment
Up to £8.21 per hour

Full time (37 hours per week, to include some weekend/evening work)
One-year fixed term (immediate start)

Hereford College of Arts is looking to appoint a Graduate Ambassador to support a targeted programme of activities with schools and colleges including presentations to a variety of age groups, smaller group workshops and careers evenings. In addition, you will also undertake graphic design and marketing work, and provide cover for the College’s Receptions, as directed.

You will be an outstanding role model and ambassador for arts education and represent Hereford College of Arts through a professional presence at a range of internal and external events, inspiring the next generation of art students.

You will need to have:

• A flexible approach to working – as evenings and weekend work is part of this role.
• A full driving licence and a car to drive with full insurance, including business usage
• A 2.1 or above degree from Hereford College of Arts in Graphic Design, achieved within the last 5 years.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in Arts Education and develop your skills as part of a busy team.

To arrange an informal discussion please e-mail Wendy Tolley, Recruitment, Student Engagement & Events Manager.

For an application pack please email Jobs or telephone Reception on 01432 273359.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th March 2020
Interviews to be held: Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hereford College of Arts is a vibrant arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. The curriculum includes undergraduate and postgraduate degrees alongside a range of further education programmes and a wide-ranging short course programme. Our mission is to empower creativity and enrich our world through transformative arts education and our board plays a vital role in our dynamic community of students, staff, fellows, partners and alumni. We are proud of our reputation and track record but have ambitious plans to develop and grow our distinctiveness, and the corporation recently committed to a new five year strategy. Hereford city and the wider region are also full of ambition with new cultural initiatives and enterprises, and an innovative engineering university in development, which offer many opportunities for collaboration.
We have a strong and active board but with some governors reaching the ends of their terms of service in the near future we are seeking to recruit new members. We are particularly interested in people with a proven track in further or higher education or with significant business experience.

You’ll need to be committed to education, the arts and the college’s ethos: to collaborate with partners and promote Hereford College of Arts in the community and wider afield, both regionally and nationally.

There are six Board meetings and at least three Committee meetings annually (most but not all of the main board members are also committee members).

This is a voluntary appointment; reasonable travel, subsistence and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information, please e-mail Linda Watkins, Clerk to the Governors or telephone 01432 379351.

The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All posts are subject to DBS checks.