Audio Visual Engineering Technician

Guildford, United Kingdom
£27,025 to £31,302 per annum
13 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Music & Media

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £27,025 to £31,302 per annum
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Sunday 28 April 2019
Interview Date:      Tuesday 07 May 2019

Our learning environment supports a special mix of scholarship, academic research and high-level practice; facilities include three professional recording studios, with consoles by Sony, SSL and AMS/Neve, five edit rooms with Apple Mac Pros, Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic software and two vans for location recording with a vast array of microphones. Other facilities in the department include a 4 camera TV studio with a Sony MVS8000G vision mixer, well-equipped edit suites; location facilities include lighting by ARRI and a Sony F55 camera, Mac and PC labs and a cutting edge optical motion capture system. You will work with excellent colleagues, students and partners to provide technical support for a range of audio and video teaching, recordings, production and research. We seek a self-motivated technician to support the University of Surrey's recording and location filming facilities and our degrees in Music and Sound recording (Tonmeister) and Film and Video Production Technology.  

The role will involve: Providing first-line technical support for students and staff; specifying new equipment and installations based on the requirements of the programmes; the construction, wiring, and installation of new equipment and technical areas; fault finding and maintenance service to component level for the full range of audio, video, and related equipment used by the programmes; preparing for and assisting in laboratory and practical sessions for students, and organising orders and contractors. The successful candidate will have experience in the repair and maintenance of professional audio and video equipment of the highest standard.  

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward thinking, Surrey has ambitions to be one of the world’s leading universities and was recently voted University of the Year inThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. The Department of Music was ranked 1st in the 2017 Guardian league table of UK Music Departments and 2nd in 2018 and 2019. The Department of Music and Media also includes degrees in Music, Creative Music Technology, Music and Sound Recording and Digital Media Arts. Research Centres within the department include the International Guitar Research Centre and the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR). The IoSR is closely allied with the Centre for Vision and Speech Signal Processing (CVSSP) in the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.  

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Our benefits package also includes an exclusive discounted membership package to the Surrey Sports Park and an on-site Nursery.  

Further information about the School and Faculty can be found at  

For an informal discussion in relation to any of the roles above you may wish to contact Dr Russell Mason ( or Alan Haigh (

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