COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Immersive Technology Content Producer (KTP Associate)

Location
Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£21,852 - £25,305 per annum
Posted
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2018
Ref
REQ005897
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Full-time, Fixed Term for 2 years

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are collaborations between business and universities, placing Associates to work on challenging, high profile projects.

Coventry University is seeking a KTP Associate to work within Enact Solutions Ltd. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who will assist the company to deliver a strategic programme which will design and develop a series of immersive learning tools (virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality) to support the existing delivery methods of Enact's drama-based training. The KTP associate will be mentored on this project by an academic expert.

Enact Solutions was formed in 2011. It is based in Huddersfield and has a core team of seven employees and a wider network of associates and professional actors The company delivers highly engaging, immersive learning experiences that blend drama, brain science and technology to bring subjects to life and evoke feelings which open people to new ways of thinking and behaving. They run highly-rated training workshops and conference sessions on leadership, diversity, behaviours in the workplace, and a wide range of people skills for companies large and small, including Adidas, National Grid, and the NHS. They also go into schools and colleges nationwide, performing entertaining and informative presentations on learning pathways, careers options, and environmental issues like recycling and water usage.

Applicants should have an honours degree in an appropriate subject that will enable them to develop and produce a range of training materials suitable for delivery via immersive technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality) as appropriate. Enthusiasm for the production of media and using new technologies - 360-degree cameras and sound equipment, the Unity games engine, head-mounted displays and AR/MR glasses - and techniques to do so is vital.

Initially, a two-year fixed-term role, the position includes a package valued up to GBP 8,500, for the Associate's personal professional development and national/international travel associated with the role. It is hoped that this package will be used to work towards the Associate gaining a permanent position in the company at the end of the fixed-term.

The project will be fully supported by the School of Media & Performing Arts, Coventry University. This support includes an individual development plan, training, and the opportunity to pursue a higher degree.

Informal enquiries can be made to Steve Dawkins via email at s.dawkins@coventry.ac.uk or by telephone 024 7765 5470.