Immersive Coordinator

Open City Documentary Festival

London

Salary: £125 per day, two days a week

Open City Documentary Festival is seeking an Immersive Coordinator to provide professional technical expertise, guidance and advice in the area of immersive technology for the delivery of technical activities within Open City Docs School.

Contract Terms: Fixed until July 30 2021

Responsible to: Departmental Manager

Location: Bloomsbury Campus

Purpose of the role

To provide professional technical expertise, guidance and advice in the area of immersive technology for the delivery of technical activities within the Immersive Factual Storytelling Studio in Anthropology.

Key Responsibilities
  • To maintain and prepare studio PCs; liaising with departmental manager and tutors, ensuring software requirements are met.
  • To keep detailed records of software and equipment; managing and updating relevant databases, inventorising kits.
  • To check in/out, prepare and test cameras, sound equipment and headsets; to ensure equipment is maintained and kept to a high operational standard.
  • To liaise with Departmental Manager and Senior AV Technician to ensure all equipment is correctly prepared for upcoming UCL courses; and to input on budgets and purchasing.
  • To manage the physical equipment, furniture and space usage of the studio.
  • To be stationed in the technical office during student kit hand-out hours in order to deploy equipment and assist with kit issues.
  • To liaise with students and tutors in managing equipment booking schedule and other course requirements.
  • To act as a point of contact for students with general technical queries and questions relating to camera, sound and edit equipment.
  • To perform regular stock takes ensuring the kit room is equipped with necessary consumables i.e. batteries, camera tape etc.
  • To assist school coordinator with delivery of technical aspects of Open City Docs School events/courses (some evening work may be required). To provide professional technical expertise, guidance and advice in the area of immersive technology for the delivery of technical activities within the Immersive Factual Storytelling Studio in Anthropology.
  • To host viewing sessions of immersive projects for students, tutors and external clients.
  • To archive and catalogue student work, ensuring data is safely stored and well organised.
  • To assist with any other duty or responsibility, which might reasonably be required by the Departmental Manager.
Person Specification

Essential:

  • Proven knowledge and experience of VR fundamentals.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of specialist camera and spatial audio equipment.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of specialist video/audio editing software and formats.
  • Good understanding of workplace safety.
  • Good understanding of IT systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to present a professional and supportive attitude towards colleagues, staff and students.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.

Desirable:

  • Experience of providing technical support.
  • Experience of liaising with 3rd party hardware and support providers.
  • Experience of working in an educational environment.

The deadline for applications is January 17th 2021.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Laurence Avis (l.avis@ucl.ac.uk).

The closing date for this position is 17/01/2021 at 23:59

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