Design Academy Eindhoven: Instructor Digital Workshop

Design Academy Eindhoven in Eindhoven is looking for an Instructor Digital Workshop for 8 hours a week | Vacancy for a Paid position, Part-time | Deadline: 14-02-2023



Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools, recognised internationally for its forward-thinking and renowned professors and alumni. For over 70 years, DAE has trained aspiring designers to make their mark on the future by thinking freely and openly about what design can achieve, and by consistently exploring design as an instrument of material, social, environmental and critical innovation. Today it is home to students, employees and freelancers from many nationalities and cultures. This community offers an environment where personal perspectives on the world can be translated into meaningful and daring propositions. The students are guided in this by a team of professional designers, architects, researchers, writers and curators, all active within the Academy and in the professional field.

DAE is a University of the Arts, offering both BA and MA degrees. DAE specialises in training students in different design perspectives to enable the development of critical and socially engaged designers. Additionally, the hybrid, conceptual, contextual and international approach to design further distinguishes DAE’s programmes. In conjunction with the educational programmes, DAE has international research Professorships focused on collaborative research projects. The commonality at DAE is the shared political values of an inclusive society that embraces diversity in every aspect.

Design Academy Eindhoven is looking for an

Instructor Digital Workshop

8 hours a week

About the team
You will be working independently in the Digital Workshop. You will form a team with your colleagues, and together you will support and guide students in the realisation of their projects through various media. This will include basic software explanations, the printing of smaller and large format prints, vinyl cutting and other means of reproduction. You provide students with photo / video and audio equipment and help them by explaining the setup so they can realise their goal.

What will you be doing
As our Workshop Instructor you will be responsible for the guidance of students in their design assignments, the supervision and management of the workshop. You seek to harmonise and connect with the lecturers, your workshop colleagues, and associated companies. To ensure the continued quality of the facilities on offer, you will take initiatives to improve them through submitting proposals to the Workshop Team Coordinator. Proposals for improvements will be in the areas of user friendliness, introducing new finishing materials, technical feasibility, cost efficiencies, working conditions, health and safety, and environmental impact.

You will require a broad knowledge on related techniques, and provide insights into the correlation between your own working field and related fabrication and prototyping processes. You will develop instruction material and compile introductions on the technical background of working with the resources, facilities, materials, machines and equipment in the workshop.

What you will bring to the team

  • Higher vocational education intellectual and professional level, and/or relevant qualifications.
  • In-house emergency basic certificate.
  • Experience in higher vocational education and working with people from various backgrounds is an advantage.
  • Pedagogical and professional didactic knowledge and skills.
  • Technical and technological insights into the possibilities, solutions and deployment of means, machines, equipment, and materials.
  • You have demonstrable knowledge of software for various creative 2D programs such as Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (and similar).
  • You dispose of sufficient knowledge of hardware for operation, explanation, minor service-related actions and maintenance regarding the printer park and related equipment.
  • You have an affinity and broad knowledge of audio, video and photography equipment for loaning out, explaining its use, inspection upon return and checking of this equipment.
  • A practical attitude; you help to ensure the continuity of the workshop.
  • An independent, proactive and flexible attitude, with flexibility about working evenings.
  • A communicative and customer-friendly attitude.
  • Knowledge and skills to plan and organise work processes and develop instructional material.
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written Dutch and English.

Our offer
We offer you a challenging position in an international and dynamic working environment. It is a part-time position of 8 hours per week, spread over multiple days, provisionally for the duration of a year. Salary indication is in the range between € 2,757.- and € 3,691.- per month for full time employment (scale 8). The employment terms are in accordance with the collective labour agreement CAO-HBO, including a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

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Information and application
For more information about the position, please contact Allard Boer, Team Coordinator Workshops via allard.boer@designacademy.nl . Please only respond to this vacancy if you meet the selection criteria. You can apply with your motivation letter and CV via the job postings link via the application button below. Job interviews will take place as soon as possible.

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About working at DAE
The Academy’s community is its heart. From Studio Leaders to tutors, coordinators to workshop instructors, caretakers to the catering team, students and staff, each individual plays an important part in shaping DAE.

With this in mind, the Academy aims to create a progressive environment for all its employees, offering opportunities for personal and professional development within a stimulating and safe working environment. The school’s personnel policy also strongly emphasises identifying and supporting talent and creating a healthy and engaging social atmosphere.

We pay continual attention to inclusion, as we build our excellence on the diversity of our staff and student community. We promote respect and a sense of belonging for all to provide a safe working and learning environment. We, therefore, welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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