StoryFutures Academy Technician
Department: Media Arts / Centre for Digital Creativity
StoryFutures Academy Technician
Salary is in the range £35,333 to £41,743 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance*
*This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Applications are invited for the post of the StoryFutures Academy Technician based in the College’s new Centre for Digital Creativity. The Centre for Digital Creativity is an exciting new initiative to link cutting-edge research and teaching within the College with high profile creative industries partners.
StoryFutures is an ambitious and exciting project within the Centre that will provide an R&D base for screen industries to meet the challenge of next-generation storytelling, producing compelling content for emerging creative technologies. The post holder will have a key responsibility in the technical support for teaching provision emerging out of StoryFutures, working closely with creative industry partners and the National Film & Television School’s development of a new Centre for Immersive Storytelling
The StoryFutures Academy Technician will work as part of a team facilitate creative and collaborative development of immersive story experiences through provision of technical support, data management, operational skills training, and specialist advisory support to the Centre for Digital Creativity’s research students, staff and partners. The post holder will have specialist knowledge in Immersive Production with the ability to provide hands on support for the Centre’s facilities, possessing a broad knowledge of film and video pre-production and post production equipment and processes. You will be a practical problem solver capable of basic fault diagnosis, repair and operation across the audiovisual production chain – with a particular emphasis on interactive and immersive productions.
The post holder must have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders, including those from Higher Education and Creative Industries. As such, the ideal candidate will have experience of working on immersive and related interactive productions in either universities or creative industries.
The role sits within the new Centre for Digital Creativity (CDC), which brings together Media, Computer Science, Drama, Psychology, Management, Geography and Electronic Engineering to deliver StoryFutures. Royal Holloway is ranked in the top 10 or 20 departments in the UK for all these disciplines, providing a dynamic environment that connects creative industries with world leading researchers.
This is a part-time 3 year post, available from 01 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is a post with strong potential for contract extension. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will spend significant time liaising with industry partners across the local region, including central London. An attractive relocation package is available.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Keith Buckman on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote the reference: 0818-360
Closing Date: Midnight, 23rd September 2018
Candidates should supply an online link to their creative practice research and/or professional work in a relevant area of social media as part of their application (under ‘additional information’).
Interviews: The interview date is to be confirmed. Applicants should download interview instructions from the Royal Holloway recruitment website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 10minute presentation followed by Q&A. The aim of the presentation is to demonstrate your ability to convey technical and operational concepts in an area of immersive production and/or post-production to a novice audience by demonstrating and explaining a tool or feature of your own choice, either in a professional software application or an item of location filming equipment. Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their software/equipment requirements for presentation with Keith Buckman.
The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.