Senior Digital Technology Officer

Sydney, Australia
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Literature, Art and Media

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Provide high level coordination of the faculty studio facilities including the Media Room
  • Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years with distinct possibility for the position to be extended further or for a more permanent arrangement to be negotiated at the end of the fixed term period
  • HEO 7 position, base salary $92-100K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity 

This position provides multimedia based creative, academic and technical services enhancing the ability of the Faculty to deliver its teaching and research programs. 

As the successful candidate, you will apply industry best practice across a range of digital media and broadcast mediums. Working closely with academic staff and students, you will play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing the ability of the Faculty to deliver its teaching and research programs as well as the supporting infrastructure and equipment that underpins the Faculty enterprise.

The FASS Media Room is a sophisticated facility in the new Social Sciences Building with a High Definition Broadcast capability. It operates as a local link to broadcasters, both commercial and public, in order to leverage the abundant talent available within the university. It further operates as a space to create and mediate digital content for research and Learning and Teaching. It provides flexible, accoustically treated spaces for a variety of mediums and technology assets to match.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Digital Technology Officer who has:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a broadcast “all-rounder” with demonstrated experience in either multicam switching, central control, studio operations, lighting camera, audio control, directing or line producing;
  • Demonstrated High level experience in shot content, including DSLR, 2k/4k, HD and broadcast equipment. Demonstrated experience in high quality camera movement (grips) and lighting;
  • Experience in:
  • Scheduling and resource allocation as Technical Director, Production Manager, Producer or Head of Department
  • Staff supervision, running a team or crew;
  • Production of audio content, especially Podcasting;
  • Asset procurement and management of budgets and accounts; and,
  • Creation and delivery of training or teaching material.

Experience in visual arts or art making spaces will is not essential but will be well regarded.

About us

The School of Literature, Art and Media (SLAM) Digital Media Unit (DMU) technical support aspires towards a pedagogic focused approach to technology resourcing and support. It is a student-oriented approach in which technology officers and academics work as colleagues in productive dialogue, collaborators in the creation of enriched learning environments for students, blurring the borders between teaching and research, exploring new possibilities in teaching and learning, and expanding our sense of what media and communications means in society. The Unit pursues a model of technical resourcing that is sensitive to the class-room environment, responsive to student and academic needs, and flexible and interested in change.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2084/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 4 December, 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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