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Member Technician (Print)

  • Posted: 10th October, 2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Opportunity type: Casual

Please note this is a casual, zero hours role

At Real Ideas we believe in a better and fairer world; where society values more than just money, where learning is exciting, relevant and opens a lifetime of opportunities, and where people can connect and be part of something meaningful that helps them move forward in life. In short, we exist to make positive social change.

The impact of our work is varied and wide reaching. We create social impact through delivering high quality, customer-focused experiences; from learning and professional support and development through to arts and entertainment, engaging with thousands of people every year. We make a positive difference in key places and communities through the buildings we develop and the regeneration we create around them.

Creating a welcoming environment with excellent food, great spaces and a stimulating programme is vital to our success.

We have a vision for what a better future could look like, but there’s no point us going alone; the only way forward is together. That’s where you come in…

Job Purpose

The Member Technician (Print) plays a vital role in ensuring Real Ideas members and visitors using the Print Facilities receive an amazing experience. The Member Technician (Print) will oversee the maintenance and operation of the Print Studio, ensuring a vibrant, well-stocked, safe, and orderly space, providing induction and workshops for users.

Duties and responsibilities include (please view the role profile for the full list):

  • Facilitating the upkeep of the workshop’s presses, tools, and inventory.
  • Providing training and induction to the print studio, using a selection of print techniques.
  • Envisioning and planning a green and sustainable print studio
  • Work with Real Ideas in the coordination of planning, acquisition, and provision of specialist print resources.
  • Support event/experience delivery and facilitation including set up and take down.
  • Answer general enquiries from members and visitors about print making and the use of studios, Real Ideas and our events and activities and help with orientation.

How to apply

Before applying please download the Role Profile (click here) to view the full details of this vacancy.

You can make an application in a way that feels best for you by choosing ONE of the following formats to answer the below 3 questions:

– A written response (max 750 words);
– A video response no longer than 5 minutes (please provide us with a link);
– A slide deck presentation (max 10 slides, no more than 750 words, max file size 16MB).

We recommend you prepare your document, video or slides before applying through the link below.

For this role, the three questions are:

Question A: What has attracted you to this role with Real Ideas?

Question B: As part of the role, you’ll be supporting a wide range of people to engage with and use our specialist facilities. It is very important that we ensure we deliver brilliant customer experience across what we do at Real Ideas. What attributes will you bring to ensure those that engage with our specialist facilities have a great experience?

Question C: Looking at the person specification (click here), which skills and attributes do you consider to be the most important and why? Please also provide practical examples of how and when you have exhibited these.


We welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, D/deaf or disabled candidates.

Everyone will be considered equally regardless of how they apply.

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Closing date for applications: Sunday 13th November 2022.


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