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Junior Prototyping Technician

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Location: London – Bedford Square

Reports to: Head of DPL

Hours of work: Part-time; 0.5FTE – 17.5 Hours; Shift work, including Saturdays                       

The AA is an independent architectural school and an international cultural institution that serves as a forum for ideas. Being a major Centre for debate, the AA offers an unparalleled public programme of lectures, symposia, and exhibitions, together with accompanying publications. 

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture.  The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies. 

The AA campus is located in historic 18th century Bedford Square in London with a 350 acre woodland setting in Hooke Park in Dorset. The AA has an annual revenue of £18 million, a student body of 1000 students, 200 faculty, 90 staff, 6,500 members and thousands of visitors that come to engage with the most relevant debates in architecture today. 

Role Overview: 

The Digital Prototyping Lab (DPL) is a key academic resource within the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Housed in the lower ground floor and stretching across 36 to 39 Bedford Square, the DPL’s aim is to assist the teaching activities related to the various units and programs throughout the school. The DPL is a space for students to design and build functional prototypes for building components or structures as part of their academic study 

The DPL is seeking a Junior Prototyping Technician to help manage the day-to-day operation of the lab. Responsibilities will include: operation and maintenance of digital prototyping equipment, supervision of students using the lab, assistance and advice in digital fabrication and model-making techniques. 

We are seeking an individual who is creative and willing to join in the experimental nature of the AA’s learning environment. The successful candidate will be a first point of contact for students and must have great communication skills, a problem-solving nature, and a strong sense of responsibility for the workspace and its relevant health and safety requirements. 

What we offer:

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including up to 40 days’ leave per annum, in addition to Bank Holiday, a defined pension scheme, season ticket loans and access to professional development opportunities. 

You will also be able to take part and be involved in a creative and unique teaching environment, where the students display their amazing work with various on-site exhibitions, public programmes and lectures. 

Our Bedford Square campus is based just a 5-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, right in the heart of Central London and close to all major shopping outlets. 

How to Apply:

Please email the below documents via the ‘Apply‘ button above by the closing date of 2nd August 2023 stating the job title in the subject heading.

  • AA Application Form
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than two-pages
  • Full CV, alongside a portfolio or pictures of work

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Informal enquires should be addressed to [email protected] or 02078874110. 

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces. 

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates. Therefore, the appointed candidate will need to be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

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