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Lecturer in Art and Photography

We're looking for a part-time Lecturer in Art and Photography.

The post holder will lead the delivery of A Level Photography with responsibility for the subject within the department. It is also expected that the post holder will be able to teach broadly across a wide range of disciplines on the full-time Level 3 Art and Design course and the Level 4/5 HND Art and Design programme.

This permanent fractional post can be from 0.4 up to 0.8 depending on the successful candidates’ requirements.

Based at Selby College within rural North Yorkshire, you will have the opportunity to deliver high quality teaching to motivated students who are willing to learn.

Hours: up to 0.8 fractional – flexibility to suit successful candidates’ requirements.

Salary: FTE range £25,334 to £28,654 dependant on experience. The salary will be pro-rata according to the contracted hours agreed.

Closing Date: 16th June 2021

To apply, please download and complete an application form, and an E & D form, and email with a cover letter to: or post to: Personnel Department, Selby College, Abbots Road, Selby YO8 8AT.

  • Through teaching, contribute to the development of the areas of the curriculum relating to studio photography, lens-based imagery, moving image production, animation, digital imaging etc. Key duties will involve the planning of teaching and learning, and the preparation of learning materials, student assessments and technology-based resources.
  • Effectively work with students on a wide range of artistic projects, contributing to their creative development and managing practical needs involving a wide array of media, materials and techniques.
  • Manage the photography resource base including consumables materials, hardware, software, cameras, lenses, lighting etc. Also manage a system for allowing students to have bookable access.
  • Effectively deliver both synchronous and asynchronous learning, incorporating the principles of the Selby Way.
  • Take responsibility for the accuracy of registration/certification for the course/subject and liaise with the SAM, Examinations Department and external awarding bodies as appropriate

For a full job description and person specification please click here.

  • You will hold a degree in a relevant Art and Design/Photography based subject and a teaching qualification (or willingness to work towards).
  • Recent successful teaching of A level Photography is essential and ideally you will have course management experience.
  • You will be familiar with and confident in managing a digital photography studio – use of flash lighting, light modifiers, tethered capture (Key systems: Capture One Pro, Profoto, Phase One, Nikon).
  • You will also have a high level of familiarity with key industry-standard software packages: Capture One Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects.
  • Enthusiasm and empathy in working with post 16 students along with a positive attitude to flexibility, change and innovation is essential.

All work in the College involves some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the role. A DBS check is a requirement for this role.

The key responsibility is to ensure excellence in teaching, learning and assessment to maximise student progress.

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