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Specialist Technician Digital Media – Animation

University of the Arts London Part-Time  London, England, United Kingdom 10 Jan 2023
Specialist Technician Digital Media – Animation

Job Description

Part time


£36,532 – £44,865 pro-rata (£21,919.20 – £26,919 per annum)

CSM – King’s Cross, London UK

As Specialist Technician Digital Media – Animation, you will join the Digital Media technical team, imparting professional technical expertise, guidance and knowledge relating to digital making and animation, whilst also providing technical teaching, research and commercial activities.

You will provide support for student learning, contributing critical input to students’ expressive and creative intentions, providing feedback where necessary whilst contributing to student formative assessments. You will be responsible for specialist equipment and consumables usage and maintenance, simultaneously ensuring all relevant legislation, health and safety policy and University policy is followed. This includes the administration of systems, orders, bookings and maintenance records.

You will bring key skills in Animation, Moving Image and Sound – but you will also have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience across a wide range of technical workshops. This post is largely a flexible role and you will work to a structured roster over the course of the year.

Why choose us? 

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better and more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

CSM is a pioneering world leader in art and design education. With industry technology constantly evolving at a rapid speed, CSM’s Digital Media team works at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. The digital technical resource team provides technical support to students from a range of subject areas that include, Graphic and Communication Design, Fashion, Fine Art, Architecture, Product Design, Curating and Criticism.

Your profile as Specialist Technician Digital Media

We are looking for a creative, self-motivated technician digital media person who can contribute to the technological development of the department and animation teaching at CSM. You should have a qualification or equivalent industry experience within the relevant area, or an area related to digital making.

The successful applicant will have knowledge of:

2D Animation:

  • Specific animation workflows in Adobe applications such as After Effects, Character Animator, Photoshop and Premiere
  • Other specialist animation packages such as TV Paint, Toon Boom and Dragonframe

Other specialist knowledge of:

  • 3D Animation in Cinema 4D or Blender (desirable)
  • 3D Character Design in ZBrush or similar (desirable)
  • 360 Video (desirable)

Please DO NOT email your CV, as  applications are only accepted via the UAL website.

For further details and to apply please go to the website below;

Closing date: 23 January 2023 23:55.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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