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Not sure if anyone can help me but this is a long shot...
I really want to get a job as an arts technician I have obtained my CTLLS in lifelong learning in 2011 and my PTLLS qualification, I have taught my own two 10week Jewellery courses for an Adult Community College and I have a BA (HON) in Contemporary Crafts as well as other art and design qualifications.
Due to student numbers and finances I had to look for full time work to which I'm a trainee sales manager at present but I really want to get back into teaching/ supporting students.
If there is anyone that can offer me some advice on how I can apply for this role or know how I can train and work within this area I would be very much appreciated it.
It sounds like you would be a real catch with all those qualifications! - you wouldn't need any further training as such (kilns/ specialist materials would depend on the school/ college you worked at.) We have a part time technician (3 mornings a week) at a Secondary school, but think funding for such posts is becoming increasingly limited.
You may have more luck looking for Design Technology technician posts? They are not usually advertised in TES, more local papers and some websites.
It's a fairly low-paid job. You sound as if you already have many admirable and useful qualifications for the role...I don't really think you need more training...it might be just that there aren't many jobs around.
Have you tried ringing round your local secondary schools and offering your services? I know you want a paying job, but it coiuld be a way in, running workshops etc. with the skills you have.
We only have 8 hours a week technician time and when she retires we don't believe the school will pay for another.
Hope you find what you are looking for.
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