Subject Tutor, Clocks and Dynamic Objects

West Dean College
Job location: 
West Sussex
Application deadline: 
Monday, 23 October, 2017

The Edward James Foundation is a charitable educational trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in beautiful West Sussex countryside near Chichester, specialising in creative and applied arts. As well as being a respected educational institution, the historic house and collections, the stunning grounds and gardens open to the public, and the year round events and exhibitions make West Dean truly unique.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic conservation professional to be a part time Subject Tutor in Clocks and Dynamic Objects for the academic year 2017/18. Working within the School of Conservation, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the Subject Leader with the organisation and delivery of subject specialist curriculum for Clocks and Dynamic Objects at Graduate Diploma and Masters level.

The Clocks department comprises one of six conversation disciplines offered at West Dean, with courses ranging from Foundation Diploma to MA; validated by the University of Sussex. Subject-specific study within the broad contextual experience of a multi-disciplinary conservation college, a low staff-to-student ratio, extensive workshop time and international profile, contribute to a unique experience. With the course established for over four decades West Dean Alumni are leading practitioners both in the UK and beyond.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrable experience in the professional practice of conservation with experience of teaching, assessment and administration in higher education. Crucial to the role is also a solid understanding of contemporary conservation theory and practice, and a professional approach to best practice in workshop and studios.

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The closing date for applications is 23rd October 2017