HEAD OF CARVING DEPARTMENT (0.6 FTE, one year fixed-term)

City & Guilds of London Art School is a small-scale, independent Higher Education provider and charity, well respected for its specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Fine Art, Carving (Stone and Wood) and Conservation and its intensive Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.


The Carving Department is in a moment of significant change as it negotiates its own historic origins, but also sees its potential as a dynamic, contemporary medium. The Art School is therefore seeking to appoint a new Head of Department who wishes to embrace the wider application of Carving and to lead an exceptional team of specialist practitioners who teach on the course. We are looking for an established expert in the field who can fully engage with the Art School’s ethos and mission; a practitioner who can prioritise decolonisation in the teaching of this field, understand recent technical developments, and identify relevant opportunities to ensure that the department can continue to thrive.


In 2018 our longstanding Carving Diploma courses were recognised for their excellent quality and standards and validated as BA(Hons) and MA. We are deeply impressed by the commitment and work produced by our students and graduates and proud to have the only courses in carving at this level in the UK. The Historic Carving Department has seen other major developments in recent years thanks to the support of a range of benefactors. Alongside an impressive portfolio of bursary support and prizes, funding has enabled us to substantially extend and refurbish the studios and workshops. Meanwhile collaborations have seen work, designed and carved by our students, permanently sited at major locations such as Southwark Cathedral and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

For further details about the role and how to apply, please visit the links below and send the completed Application Form and your CV to Mari Shiba at

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Application Deadline: 9.00 am Monday 5th June 2023

Interview planned for the week of : w/c 5 June 2023

If after reading these details and visiting the Carving section of the Art School website you would like an informal discussion about this post please email to arrange a phone conversation with Dr Lois Rowe, the Art School’s Principal


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