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Technician Demonstrator (VFX)

Arts University Bournemouth

Full-time 37 hours per week, Permanent

Associated Course(s): BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television

School: Bournemouth Film School 

Arts University Bournemouth is renowned globally as a professional arts university, dedicated to turning creativity into careers. Our culture of making, performing, and shaping cultures is at the heart of our learning, research and engagement. Our values speak of collaboration, connectedness and innovative practice, underpinned by a passion for our academic disciplines and extensive partnerships with industry, professions and communities.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and strive for our staff to be from diverse backgrounds.  We positively encourage applications from individuals within under-represented groups and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

With a history spanning over 50 years, Bournemouth Film School (BFS) sits at the heart of Arts University Bournemouth and brings together a variety of disciplines including Film Production, VFX, Costume, Make-up and Acting. The BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television course is modelled on contemporary visual effects studios and is contextualised by a philosophy of practical learning in an academic environment.

We are looking to recruit a Technician Demonstrator to support our BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television course and contribute to team deliverables across Bournemouth Film School.

Experienced across technical areas of a visual effects pipeline, you will devise and deliver induction sessions, demonstrations and workshops, drawing on your expertise with Autodesk Maya and Foundry Nuke software applications.

Proficient in the field and highly competent, you will provide expert advice and comprehensive support across technical aspects of learning and teaching activities, including individual, group and collaborative student projects, which take place in dedicated university computer laboratories, studios and on location. You will ensure the on-going availability of serviceable equipment through proactive and reactive maintenance, and contribute to the effective and efficient operation of equipment stores, ensuring accurate asset management procedures are maintained, including completing regular audits, inventories and stock checks.

Ideally educated to undergraduate degree level, you must hold a minimum level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, and GCSE, minimum grade C/5, or equivalent, English and Maths. The successful candidate will be required to participate in continuous professional development to ensure subject knowledge and experience is maintained in line with industry trends.

Experience of working in a visual effects related professional environment and having contributed to supporting learners in a further or higher education context would be advantageous.

You will need to be flexible in your approach to the working day and environment as this varied post supports a diverse range of individuals and will entail evening and weekend working. Occasional travel to the university’s satellite sites and filming locations will be required, for which a full UK driving licence would be of benefit. 

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Closing Date:             31st October           

Interview Date: 23rd November

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £25,627 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: AD0953A
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