Jon Oliphant

Statement of Purpose

To use my talents firstly to the honour and glory of God, who has blessed me with gifts that enable me to inspire and use a ministry to the entire world. Secondly it is my heart’s desires to disseminate educate and interact with others through creative mediums and learn from the experiences of others who have and continue to travel on life’s pathways.


The University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica and the Edna College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Arthur Wint Drive Kingston, Jamaica.

  • Visual Arts, Bachelor of Arts

2004 Edna College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Arthur Wint Drive Kingston, Jamaica. 

  • Certificate of Visual Arts

1999-2002 Mico Teachers’ College, Marascaux Road, Kingston Jamaica 

  • Diploma, Secondary Teacher Education Visual Arts

2000 Mico Evening College, Marascaux Road, Kingston Jamaica 

  • 1 CXC Research Paper Visual Arts

1994-1999 deCarteret College , deCarteret Road, Mandeville Manchester 

  • 7 CXC O Levels


  • The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Certificate of Award in Academics 2008
  • Ministry of Education Youth and Culture. Jamaica Government General Teachers' Scholarship 2007-2008


  • 2002- Present: Teacher of Visual Arts and Resource and Technology teacher, Mandeville Primary and Junior High School. Manchester Jamaica
  • 2000- 2001: Office supervisor layout and press operator, BOSS Printing Services, Mandeville.
  • 1999-2000: Assistant office manager, BOSS Printing Services, Mandeville
  • 2003-2004: CXC/ Cape Visual Arts /Design and Technology tutor
  • 2007-2008: University of the West Indies Bursary. Fixed Assets and Bank Reconciliation inventory unit.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • University of the West Indies. Office of Student Services and Development, Mentorship Programme 2007-2008
  • University of the West Indies Visual Arts Society, Instructor and Vice President 2005-2008
  • Mary Seacole Hall, U.W.I.Mona Photography Club 2006-2008 Photography Instructor. 2006-2007
  • A.Z.Preston Hall P.E.A.C.E. Photography and Visual Arts Coordinator 2006-2007
  • Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Photography Club. Member 2005-2008
  • Photography and the Visual and Performing Arts. JCDC, Medallist
  • Church Organist and Pianist – Sandy Park S.D.A 2005-2006 , Macedonia S.D.A. 2006-2007, and Newport S.D.A. Church 1996-2005
  • Pathfinders Club Instructor and Master Guide. Digital Imagery and Graphic Design
  • Swimming, sports and games, camping and outdoor activities


  • 2006-2008 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission silver medallist and merit awardee. JCDC National Visual Arts competition and exhibition.
  • 2008 University of the West Indies 60th Anniversary celebration exhibition – Photography and Painting works (A.Z.Preston Hall U.W.I.Mona)
  • 2007 Photography Exhibition A.Z.Preston Hall U.W.I.Mona
  • 2003 and 2004 Exhibition at the Mandeville annual Catholic Art Fair.
  • 2002 Artist exhibit at the West Indies Union of Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Congress.

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