Position for a Technical Officer in Jewellery Design and Manufacture

Open call  /  ProfessionalPractice  /  01 Mar 2014  -  26 Mar 2014
Published: 18.03.2014

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The University offers a position as a teacher at the Jewellery Design and Manufacture department. Deadline for applications: 26 March 2014.
Technical Officer in Jewellery Design and Manufacture (Ref. LSW18/086/0214)

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Teaching of all goldsmithing and jewellery manufacturing processes on first and second year levels;
Presentation of workshops to first year and senior students and provision of support in various techniques and processes;
Management of all studios in the Jewellery Design division;
Performance of all relevant administrative and organizational tasks within course and studio contexts;
Supervision and management of the maintenance of all equipment and machinery in the Jewellery Design Division;
Management of supply demands and purchases;
Participation in departmental initiatives;
Delivering of creative outputs.


Preferably an appropriate degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing or an equivalent qualification;
Active involvement in the domain of contemporary jewellery design;
Experience in teaching Jewellery Design and Manufacturing in the Higher Education sector;
Good administrative skills;
Technical knowledge and experience of the appropriate machinery and equipment;
Proven experience of teaching goldsmithing;
Proven experience of the management and supervision of studios;
Proven experience of providing technical assistance to students.

Administrating and organizing courses in goldsmithing and jewellery manufacturing.

Commencement of duties: 1 April or as soon as possible afterwards


Management: Carine Terreblanche & Nanette Veldsman

>> Closing date: 26 March 2014

Enquiries regarding the job content: Dr E Gunter on 021 808 3213 (08:30 – 13:00)
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and contact details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.
Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.
Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.