Senior Technician: The Institute of Photography Falmouth University

Falmouth University is the number one ranked Arts University in the Sunday Times University Guide, the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University league table.  For more than a hundred years we have been on a journey from School of Art to a modern creative innovation hub.

Our success in the league tables has been built on a reputation for excellence established over decades. Today, it is our unique approach to Higher Education that sets us apart. By responding to the growth of the creative industries, with a course portfolio that is flexible and aligned to the real world, we have increased our student numbers by more than 30% in two years.

Reporting to the Technical & Facilities Manager, the primary purpose of this role is to provide instruction and support to students who are using equipment and facilities which will include advice on the safe and appropriate use of technical equipment, maintenance and minor repairs to equipment and technical facilities. You will need specific experience in the Moving Image field having used film and digital cameras and digital post-production software as well as associated audio skills. You will be responsible for developing a technical curriculum in collaboration with the Technical & Facilities Manager and relevant academic colleagues to provide students with the skills to produce moving image projects ranging from the simple to the complex and experimental including time-lapse and animation. In addition you will need to be IT literate and confident in dealing with both academic staff and students. We are looking for a customer focused individual with excellent communication skills – key to this role is the ability to engage with students.

You will need to be self-motivated and capable of working unsupervised, using skill and initiative to manage technical issues as they arise.

You will be required to provide demonstrations to students, teaching staff and external customers. A knowledge of electrical/electronics and computer networking would be beneficial but is not essential. You will have experience of working within a technical photographic environment and ideally have a flair for maintaining and repairing technical equipment.

Health & Safety is a key focus and us such you will be required to adhere to Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times, also when appropriate and necessary, to both challenge and guide all users of our service to ensure their compliance in this regard. You will be expected to undertake a range of training courses including a First Aid at Work course and Fire Marshal training.

You will be required to work collaboratively with other members of the technical team; a flexible approach is a must as you will be required to cover work colleagues during busy periods or absences. On occasion, this may mean working additional or varied working hours.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, childcare vouchers and training and development courses.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 31 July 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held on 09 August 2016.