Saturday Workshop Assistant

Closing date 17 August 2022

We are seeking a Workshop Assistant to work with us on Saturdays. This is a new role, created in response to changing staff patterns and provides an exciting opportunity to create a new one year post in our lively open access printmaking studio.

Founded in 1972 Glasgow Print Studio was established as an artist led studio to provide facilities and support to artists working in printmaking. Today we have over 250 members using our Open Access Studio which is kitted out with state of the art printmaking equipment and facilities in etching, screenprinting, relief printing, laser cutting and digital printing.

We are looking for a friendly and knowledgeable person, with good, recent experience in a variety of printmaking processes, an understanding of open access workshops and good communication skills to join our team. The focus of this post is not printing editions but rather to support members on a day-to-day level with basic technical queries, maintaining equipment and leading inductions for joining members.

Training will be provided.

Deadline for applications 2pm on Wednesday 17th August 2022

Title: Workshop Assistant Saturday Technician

Salary: £73.50 per day / £10.50 per hour (one day per week 10am-6pm with one hour unpaid lunch break). This post is funded for one year.

Reporting  to: Workshop Manager – Glasgow Print Studio 

Location: Glasgow Print Studio

Outline of Main Duties:

  • Ensure the efficient and smooth running of the GPS open access printmaking studio on Saturdays
  • Creating a warm and supportive environment by supporting members in general, answering brief basic technical queries and helping new members learn how to work independently in the studio by showing them how to set etching press pressure and put blankets on etc.
  • Maintenance, inspection and cleaning of printing presses (training provided), equipment and workspace
  • Dispensing of materials and taking payments from members
  • Delivering weekly 1 hour inductions to new joining members; running through the basics of their chosen area, where things are stored, health & safety, what to do in a fire, how to buy materials etc.
  • Topping up chemicals – training provided
  • Supporting the GPS publication and commercial printing programme by assisting with trimming of prints and other related tasks
  • Working with the workshop assistant to ensure an appropriate level of workshop supervision at all times
  • Understanding and use of online booking and membership system
  • Liaising with the gallery team regarding print stock
  • Giving short tours to visitors

Personal Specification


  • A Degree or equivalent in Printmaking or a course that had a main focus on Printmaking
  • Demonstrable experience of at least 3 years of a variety of print processes in particular etching, using acid and aquatint and screenprint
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of etching, screenprint, woodcut printing
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience of working in a printmaking workshop and an understanding of the health and safety issues
  • Experience of working in a public facing role and great customer service skills
  • Availability to work Saturdays throughout the year (pro rata annual leave will be available)


  • Understanding and knowledge of printmaking processes, artists and printmaking workshops
  • Customer service experience eg. hospitality, retail etc.
  • Cash handling
  • Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and email experience
  • Interest in sustainability, recycling and working towards carbon reduction
  • Understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • First aid

Application Process

Please send a current CV along with a covering letter outlining your interest in the post and how your skills and experience would make you a suitable candidate for this role, with particular detail on your experience with print processes and equipment. Please include two references to be taken up if offered the post.

Applications should be emailed FAO Claire Forsyth, Workshop Manager to [email protected] by 2pm on Wednesday 17th August 2022. Interviews are planned to take Friday 26th August.

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