ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

StoryFutures Technician

Location
Egham, United Kingdom
Salary
£35,333 per annum - including London Allowance
Posted
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2018
Ref
0818-335
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department of Media Arts

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,333 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 November 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0818-335

Full-time (1.0 FTE) 

Fixed-term contract for four years in the first instance 

Would you like to play a part in future innovation in the UK’s creative industries? Are you interested in collaborating with world leading organisations like Sony Interactive Entertainment, UK Games Fund, n:Dreams, BBC Studios, Pinewood Studios and the National Film & Television School, as well as cutting edge innovators like Imaginarium Studios? Are you technically minded and a good communicator who is able to solve and explain video game software/hardware problems? Then this job may be for you! 

The StoryFutures Technician will join a new research and teaching initiative to develop novel story form and grow a next generation of talented video games artists and storytellers. Led by Royal Holloway, University of London, StoryFutures is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme. The StoryFutures Technician will work as part of a team facilitate creative and collaborative development of gaming and immersive story experiences through provision of technical support, data management, operational skills training, and specialist advisory support to the Centre’s research students, staff and partners. 

The post holder will have specialist knowledge in video games production and will have a key responsibility for the technical and operational management of the Centre’s video game design facilities, including resource scheduling, management of physical and digital assets, ensuring effective project communication between partners, and playing a leading role in the planning, acquisition, and provision of specialist resources. You will have a specialist skill in the gaming production pipeline and a good understanding of various related aspects, such as coding, motion capture, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, animation, visual effects, digital artwork, sound recording/ sound design, and quality control.

The post holder will provide hands on support for StoryFutures  facilities, working with other technicians to deliver teaching and research programmes in gaming and immersive production. The ideal candidate will have a specialism in games with a broad knowledge of immersive pre-production and/or post production. You will be a practical problem solver capable of basic fault diagnosis, repair and operation  for maintaining and upgrading gaming workstations and related equipment across the audiovisual production chain. The post holder must have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders, including those from Higher Education and Creative Industries.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Keith Buckman on keith.buckman@rhul.ac.uk

To apply for this position please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

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 will provisionally take place on 19th/20th November 2018. 

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