Garment Construction; Fashion Studio-Construction; Pattern Construction Lecturers - Independent Contractors (July 2019 - December 2019) - GC;FSC;PC-DBN
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Campus/Business Unit:

Vega School - Durban Campus

Direct Reporting Line:

Vice Principal - Academic

Job Purpose:

Lecturing and academic delivery to ensure students are guided and supported in their learning to achieve module outcomes.

Application of sewing techniques to a variety of garment pieces or garment mock-ups. Students will gain an understanding of the technical requirements related to the construction of clothing as influenced by the restraints imposed by the design process. Also the delivery of first year Pattern Construction module. Students are expected to apply and build on the pattern construction techniques of flat pattern cutting learned previously.

Students will start to translate simple technical drawings into workable patterns for designs that require styling and manipulation.

In addition the delivery of third year Fashion Studio Construction module.

To develop student designers to apply professional pattern construction techniques for flat pattern cutting and grading.

They translate their designs as workable patterns and the flat pattern and graded patterns sets are required to be of an industry standard and usable for production purposes in an industry environment.

The garment pieces generated from the pattern sets must be finished professionally, be of industry standard and completed as a final sellable collection.


Masters in Fashion Design (MA or MTech)
Masters in Fashion Production (MTech)
Masters in Consumer Science (MCom)
Masters in a similar field

Honours in Fashion Design
Honours in Fashion Production
Honours in Consumer Science
Honours in a similar field

Technical Waiver
B-Tech in Fashion Design
B-Tech in Fashion Production
With a professional portfolio that demonstrates intermediate to advance pattern construction and pattern grading skills.

Work Experience:

Prior teaching or tutoring experience in pattern construction.

Prior teaching or tutoring experience in garment construction.

Prior teaching or turoring experience in sewing.

Must have pattern grading skills.

Experience working as a pattern maker/technologist or have made patterns for a designer or clients, although not essential, unless the technical waiver is applied.

When the waiver is applied practical experience is essential.

Key Performance Area:

Deliver the module in such a manner as to achieve the stated subject outcomes within the assigned contact hours.

The assessment of student work within the stipulated marking and moderation cycle and provide constructive feedback to students and reporting any students concerns to the Student Relations Co-ordinator.

Class preparation and development of lesson plans in a constructivist learning approach.

Proactively participates in Vega events, such as Open Days, Graduation and others.

Arrange for the appropriate guest lecturer to support application to the world of work.

Operate in line with The Independent Institute of Education's (The IIE) policies.

Working Conditions:

Campus environment.


Equity Statement:

Preferably equity candidate.


Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of applying. Should you not hear from us in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.