Assistant Technician- Media Production Stores

University of Westminster

This post is a full time and permanent role, working 35 hours per week. The position is term time only, working 35 weeks across the year. 

We are looking for an Assistant Technician to assist the Stores technician and technical team in supporting the academic delivery of the Westminster School of Art and School of Media and Communications production activities (teaching, studios, research, CPD and knowledge exchange activities). This role provides a high quality and customer-focused technical service to staff, students and external clients/users. 

You will work in our production equipment stores/kit room, supporting a broad range of moving image and digital media-based courses with a wide range of technical, equipment and administrative support. This includes support for television and film production courses as well as a range of other media based courses requiring camera, grip & lighting and sound recording equipment. The role involves preparing, checking and maintaining small and large equipment packages for student loaning on location and studio filming/recording. It also requires the ability to demonstrate its use and application. 

The role involves using asset management software for recording and tracking the equipment loans. This is a customer facing role requiring a high level of interaction with staff and students. The role requires attention to detail in preparing and checking equipment for loaning and equally in checking faults, damage or missing components upon its return to the stores whilst communicating this to the stores technician/technical team and/or line manager when appropriate. 

The ability of manual handling, lifting and moving of equipment and a knowledge of health and safety practices and implementation is essential.

The role requires a working knowledge of video, film and digital cinema cameras, sound recording equipment, lighting/grip equipment and camera support systems. A working knowledge of current information technology hardware/software systems and formats including digital cinema camera workflows is required. Knowledge of ARRI, Blackmagic, Bolex, Canon, Panasonic, Sony camera systems would be advantageous.

Other supported courses include: Digital media, animation, photography, radio, illustration, fashion and music.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 17 July 2023 

Interviews are likely to be held: w/c 24 July 2023 

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