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Specialist Technician - Photography

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 27th June 2024
Job Ref: 10631

We are seeking a Specialist Technician in Photography and Lens-Based Media to provide technical support and guidance to all users of the ECA photography facilities. Open to all academic disciplines across the ECA curriculum, photography is considered as a core component in many courses, offering key technical provisions to wide range of ECA students.

The successful candidate will lead on support provision and technical teaching across our photography facilities. They will assist and advise makers throughout their creative projects, and will contribute to the ongoing development of these spaces.

The Opportunity:

The post holder will join a team of dedicated and professional technical staff supporting interdisciplinary teaching and research across various disciplines at ECA. They will have a solid background in, and practical understanding of, both digital and analogue photography processes, professional image-making and editing, and a passion for helping others make use of them in their creative practice.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), and as a student-facing role critical to academic outcomes, we expect the successful candidate to work on site five days a week during the core business hours.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Relevant qualifications and work experience in an area related to photography and image-making. 
  • Experience of delivering technical workshops, and supporting makers on a one-to-one basis and in large and small groups 
  • High quality customer service and excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work with a flexible approach to problem solving 
  • Experience of working within a team, ability to follow instructions and contribute to team initiatives. 

As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 

  • A competitive salary of £32,982 to £38,205
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. 
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page  and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits 
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