Jobs at King & McGaw

King & McGaw is the most prominent publisher, printer, wholesaler and retailer of art prints in the UK.

King & McGaw supply beautiful art prints and product to the world’s leading museums and galleries, including Tate, V&A and the Royal Academy. We also supply major retailers with museum quality art products. Through partnerships with key image archives and artist estates, we hold the publishing rights to collections including The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Keith Haring Foundation, Tate, National Gallery and British Vogue to name a few.  King & McGaw is the largest UK art print online shop with over 4,500 customer reviews and a 97% recommendation rate.

We are committed to championing emerging artists, supporting established artists, and contributing to our museum and gallery partners by delivering the highest standard product to our customers. We have the network, contacts and manufacturing processes in place, and we are focussed on building a talented team of passionate people who are committed to developing the brand and releasing its potential. 

We are based in Newhaven, East Sussex on the South Coast.

Open positions

Print Room Operator

We're looking for an experienced digital print Operative with wide format inkjet experience to operate our digital printers and finishing equipment, ensuring jobs are produced to plan and the agreed quality standards.  This role calls for a high level of attention to detail and an ability to plan your workload effectively. The ability to balance competing demands and a willingness to do what it takes to meet deadlines are both essential. You will be a great communicator with the professional acumen to liaise with your colleagues and external contractors alike. You will give the same degree of care and attention to the deadlines that are set, the machinery you use and the quality of product being produced.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively operate our digital printers, finishing and other equipment on which you have been trained and are competent
  • Prioritise and schedule jobs to ensure achievement of customer deadlines and advising the Print Room Team Leader if agreed deadlines are in jeopardy
  • Ensure that machines are maintained to agreed standards and that regular checks are performed as instructed
  • Report equipment problems to the Print Room Team Leader or in his absence, the Operations Manager
  • Liaise with the Production Scheduler regarding current and forthcoming orders
  • Ensure print jobs are produced to plan and agreed quality standards
  • Liaise with internal depts. regarding problems with file quality or print results, which you are unable to resolve
  • Complete agreed reporting of production output and quality problems as required
  • Manage stocks of consumables (e.g. inks, paper) and flag for re-order when stock reaches agreed re-order point
  • Ensure print-room is maintained in a clean and tidy manner at all times
  • Ensure all rubbish is removed to the appropriate bins at least on a daily basis
  • Carry out of ad hoc duties as instructed
  • Actively seek opportunities for personal development and to increase knowledge of relevant processes

Experience:

  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Sense of urgency, but the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to multitask
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Computer literate (Photoshop experience highly desirable)
  • Previous relevant digital printing experience

42.5 hours a week based at our warehouses in Newhaven, East Sussex

Salary is dependent on experience

To apply, please email: ian.brooker@kingandmcgaw.com with your CV and cover letter