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Digital Arts (3D) Specialist Technician

Employer: University of the Arts London
Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Salary: £38,359 to £47,109 per annum
Contract: Full time
Hours: Full time

Job description

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Digital Arts Technical Team, supporting students studying Animation, VFX and XR, Games Arts & more.

You will develop workshops & resources and provide professional support, technical expertise, guidance and advice in traditional and digital 2D & 3D animation techniques across a wide range of courses within the MIDA (Moving Image and Digital Arts) Programme.

You will work with students and staff on the following courses: BA and MA Animation, BA Immersive Media & Mixed Reality, MA Virtual Reality, BA Computer Animation & Visual Effects, MA VFX, MA 3D Computer Animation, BA Games Art, BA and MA Games Design.

Drawing upon your extensive knowledge and experience, you will support student learning in subjects including but not limited to: working with 2D and 3D animation software; and working with animation, VFX, games and XR software and pipelines, using motion capture equipment and software; managing our render farm and helping students to develop a broad range of increasingly essential technical skills.

You will play an integral part in ensuring that students at LCC have access to the fullest range of technical resources, and experience the latest in emerging and digital technologies, and that those resources are being managed & used safely and efficiently. As an active member of the technical team, you will contribute to the technical resources strategy by providing vital information and data to the technical coordinator and technical managers. Your role will encompass communicating with stakeholders, acting as a point of contact for technical support and ensuring access to up-to-date and accurate information for students, academics, technicians, and other university staff. 

About you

We are looking for an experienced, adaptable and motivated person with a wide range of skills. Ideally, a creative individual with a passion for animation, both traditional and digital, who will relish the challenge of supporting a diverse range of talented creatives and renowned academics.

We need someone who is a good communicator, able to explain complex information clearly. You will be confident in imparting skills and knowledge to students, academic and other technical staff. Experience of supporting customers and stakeholders in a creative environment is key. Knowledge of Health &  Safety management related to the designated technical areas and studios is important. You will have an excellent knowledge of analogue and digital studio techniques used for animation and related subjects, including software and hardware maintenance, studio and equipment maintenance and knowledge of VFX, XR and emerging technology.

You will also be proficient in the use of several of the following relevant software: Maya, Blender, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Houdini, Toon Boom, TV Paint, Dragonframe, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more. If there are any aspects of the role that you may require training in, then this will be provided. LCC is committed to the personal and professional development of its technical staff.

To apply please click the apply button. Closing date: 23:55, 26th March 2024. If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Lesley Wilkins, Resourcing Adviser, or telephone: 020 7514 7985.

UAL welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

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