We have currently opened 2 posts for Printeractive Interns. Candidates have to be LJMU students from either level 5 or 6. We are looking for students with a particular interest or background in interaction design and printmaking processes.
Among many of the duties involved, the successful applicants will help us design and deliver a series of Printeractive workshops among a wide range of participants, including teenagers, children and adults alike. Furthermore, these interns will be involved in the development of a wide range of exhibits in response to specific collections such as the Leonardo 500 from the Royal Collection Trust currently displayed in over 12 different organisation across the UK.
Our first workshop will take place at the Walker Gallery at the end of March, and we are expecting to produce very interesting and fun experiments to engage with such audiences.
Due to the nature of Printeractive as part of the Design Lab at LJMU as an interdisciplinary endeavour, we expect interns to engage with interaction design and printmaking processes from an interdisciplinary perspective, thus willing to learn both printmaking and making skills as well as the basic scripting languages to produce such interaction outputs.
Although these successful interns will be fully supported and taught the vast majority of skills required, we expect them to be self-motivated and independent learners alike. They will also require good interpersonal skills since they will need to engage in discussions, and workshop deliveries. Finally, we are expecting to deliver such workshops in diverse parts of the UK, thus availability to travel is also required.
To apply, please go to the LJMU Careers Zone and login with your university username, and search for Printeractive.
This will show you the two posts available.
If you have any questions, feel free to talk to either Hannah Fray of Javier Pereda at the John Lennon Art and Design Building. We hope this experience will expand your practice and help you develop an understanding of Art and Design beyond the traditional perspective. Finally, we are also aiming to provide you with a wide exposure to artists, designers, printmakers and heritage organisations in the North West of England and the UK.