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Job Vacancies> University of Cambridge - Senior Cartographic Technician (Part Time)

Senior Cartographic Technician (Part Time)
Location: Cambridge

The Cartographic service produces original, high quality maps and diagrams to support teaching and research in the Department. The role holder is part of a team of three (2 x Technicians and 1 x Technical Officer) providing cartographic, reprographic and illustrative services in the Department of Geography. The role provides technical and cartographic services in support of the Technical Officer to design and produce original maps and diagrams and to amend and improve existing maps and diagrams for publication, teaching and research; provide advice and support to academic staff on how to use both drawing and GIS software for self-generated maps and diagrams and will provide advice and support associated with the staff and student use of the departmental map library. The role is part-time (22 hpw) and is available with immediate effect.

We are looking for a team player with excellent communications skills coupled with effective and successful time-management skills and the ability to prioritise own workload. The candidate must have a demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the elements of cartographic design and be able to reproduce maps covering diverse themes, starting with a blank canvas. Proven experience in the use of vector graphics drawing packages such as Illustrator is essential. Knowledge of the manipulation of GIS datasets to produce maps and diagrams and raster image editing in Photoshop would be an advantage.

The successful candidate should have technical or vocational training in cartographic design and production or equivalent work experience and A levels or equivalent in relevant subjects.

To view the Further Particulars or apply online for this vacancy, please go to This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any queries about this position please email On all correspondence relating to this vacancy, please quote vacancy reference: LC03179

Closing date for receipt of applications: 22nd August 2014
Interview date: 5th September 2014

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Posted: 7th August 2014
Closing Date: 22nd August 2014


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