Full-Time Technician Demonstrator BA (Hons) and MA Animation Production
An opportunity exists to work within established teams of specialist technical and academic staff, providing support to students studying on Animation Production courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and contributing to the delivery and success of collaborative projects across complementary subjects.
Under the line management of the Faculty Technical Manager, the successful candidate will support activities across all areas of animation and visual effects production, providing technical and health and safety workshops and demonstrations to groups of students, issuing and receiving equipment and resources to and from stores, undertaking first line maintenance, stock checking and auditing, ensuring processes are followed and documentation produced to maintain and manage health, safety and welfare, and providing effective and reactive technical support throughout the working day.
For this particular post, we are seeking an individual with the relevant skills and knowledge to provide specialist support to 2-dimension digital animation production, for which you will need to be conversant with 2D animation software including Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, TV Paint and CelAction. Familiarity with a broader range of animation and visual effects production applications, such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud, Nuke Production Collective, Arnold renderer and Deadline render manager, and experience of handling and using professional filmmaking equipment, of planning, building and dismantling exhibitions, and of working in higher or further education would be advantageous, whilst an understanding and appreciation of workplace health, safety and welfare is essential.
Highly flexible in your approach to the working day and environment, you will regularly be required to work evenings and weekends, both on and off the university’s main campus.
You must possess GCSE grade A-C, or equivalent, in English and Maths and a level 3 qualification in a relevant related subject. A degree level qualification, or equivalent experience in an appropriate field, would be advantageous. The successful candidate will ideally hold a full UK/EU driving licence, to assist with the transport of materials, equipment and resources to and from filming, event and exhibition locations.
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