Full-Time Senior (Lead) Animation Instructor (2D)
Job reference: R01732
Application closing date: 03/12/2020
Salary: Grade G: £33,797 – £40,322
UWE’s Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education has a strong reputation for highly successful practice-based, professionally focused UG and PG programmes, run in conjunction with outstanding industry partners.
This post offers the opportunity to be part of UWE’s thriving, vibrant and collaborative animation community. Our highly successful BA and MA Animation programmes are in the UK’s top three courses in the 2020 Guardian League tables for Film Production and Photography. Student work has won regional and national Royal Television Society animated film awards for many years.
Our BA Animation programme attracts highly motivated students on the basis of our excellent reputation for bespoke teaching across the range of animation processes. The course produces industry-ready graduates, with excellent animation craft skills and the ability to develop creative and commercial ideas as well as work in production.
Our MA Animation programme is ScreenSkills accredited in recognition of its excellent standards of industry relevance, its close connections to the animation industry and its consistent success in preparing students for a professional career in the creative industries.
You will be working in our Animation studios, comprising 2D digital, 2D drawn, 3D CGI and stop motion labs and production studios – all part of a recent £7m investment in film production facilities in City Campus at Bower Ashton.
You will be working alongside an experienced team of academic and technical instructors, who have considerable industry experience and in a department with facilities that encompass a breadth of animation output. You will be a team player, thrive in a demanding yet rewarding environment and will make an enthusiastic contribution to the collegiate life of the University.
- You are an experienced 2D animator with excellent knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, TVPaint, Adobe Animate, and Adobe After Effects.
- You are a motivated, passionate animator/educator with a desire to innovate, mentor and develop talent in young adults.
- Working within the Animation team you will contribute to managing and developing the 2D department. You are proactive in developing the latest animation applications, methods and artistic expression, to drive the department forwards.
- You have demonstrable experience in an education or training context and able to design and deliver engaging learning opportunities for students.
- You will be keen to engage in CPD and further develop teaching skills with UWE.
About UWE Bristol:
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.
We are an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.
We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status, have been ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021 and 29th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’.
Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A city with a creative and fiercely independent mindset, a vibrant music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. Bristol was the first British city to win the European Green Capital award in 2015, The Sunday Times newspaper named Bristol the best city to live in Britain thanks to its culture, nightlife and proximity to beautiful countryside while National Geographic listed Bristol as 11th in the world’s ‘cool list’ destinations, ahead of Paris and Amsterdam, so it’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home to UWE Bristol’s creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.
In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:
- a generous holiday allowance of 27 days pro rata
- up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
- flexible working
- excellent defined benefit pension schemes
- access to employee assistance programme
- ongoing learning and development opportunities
- family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
- onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
- savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
- option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dick Allen on 011732 87053 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a permanent, part-time post working 30 hours per week.
This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time
The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.
UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.
This post does not qualify for sponsorship under the current UK Visas and Immigration Tier 2 points-based system therefore we would not be able to obtain a tier 2 Biometric Residence Permit and would be unable to sponsor anyone who does not have their own right to work in the UK. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to bring your right to work documents with you to your interview so they can be copied and verified at that stage.
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