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16th July

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Role; Professional, experienced mould maker & caster

Experience; 5 years relevant experience (preferred)

Hours; 37.5 (full-time), flexible working hours

Location; Court Robert Arts, Court Robert, Tregare, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BZ. We’re located between Newport and Monmouth on the A40/A449. 50 minutes from Bristol.

Description; Sculptor/artist Christine Baxter is looking for an experienced mould-maker and casting assistant to manufacture complex silicone and fibreglass moulds. Your daily tasks will include casting sculptures in various materials including; iron resin, bronze resin, plaster, jesmonite and cast stone. You may be asked from time-to-time to undertake other duties such as sculpture deliveries, material ordering and other duties which relate to the business needs.

The successful candidate will form part of close-nit team under Christine’s guidance. Christine has over 30 years sculpting experience, having graduated from Camberwell School of Art in the 80’s. Since, she has worked with the likes of Disney, Lucas Film and Beatrix Potter. She has also successfully developed several art businesses.

You will be working at Court Robert Arts, an art exhibition venue in rural Monmouthshire. On site they have Christine’s studio, open to the public daily, professional painters Alex Brown’s studio, as well as Lemon Studios Arts School Ltd, the Court Robert gallery and sculpture garden.

The successful candidate will;

Have an ability to assess a sculpture and plan mould casing and split lines.

Be able to carry out the manufacturing of a fibreglass sculpture mould from start to finish.

Cast sculpture with excellent precision in various materials, as required.

Be familiar with standard casting techniques and fabricating materials.

Carry out mould maintenance.

Be confident in their use of power tools.

Be confident in their use of a vacuum chamber.

Be willing to work with scalpels and other sharp tools.

Have welding experience to produce internal sculpture armatures.

Take note of when materials are running low and order replacements.

Accurately finish sculpture with little supervision.

Work with other staff to ensure production deadlines are met.

Be willing assist other members of the team with additional tasks when necessary.

Be able to prioritise workloads.

Able to deliver on tasks that are right first time in a fast-paced production environment.

Perform tasks safely, in a physically demanding role.

Understand the importance of actively upholding health and safety practises.

Assist with various other art and sculptural projects, as required.

 

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following;

Excellent time keeping skills.

Be clean, tidy and methodical in their working.

Be polite, as you may be asked to speak to the public.

Good initiative.

Pride in producing high quality of work.

Able to listen and follow instructions.

Degree or equivalent in mould-making or similar.

 

There is plenty of free parking on site. Due to our rural location and limited public transport links, the successful candidate must a driving license and own mode of transport.

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