Technical Producer - Expanded Realities

Open City Documentary Festival

London (Shoreditch and Stratford)

Salary: £3,380

Open City Documentary Festival is looking for an Expanded Realities Technical Producer to oversee the planning and delivery of the ExR Exhibition at the 2024 festival.

About us

Open City Documentary Festival celebrates the art of non-fiction, creating an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival is based at UCL within the Department of Anthropology.

The 14th edition of the festival will take place from 24 – 30 April 2024.

Main purpose of the job

The Expanded Realities Technical Producer will oversee the planning and delivery of the ExR Exhibition at the 2024 festival. The post holder will work with the co-curators on the Exhibition production, manage all technical aspects of the exhibition in the lead-up to and throughout the festival and oversee the smooth running of the exhibition during the festival dates.

Key details

Dates: The position holder must be available to work the full dates of the festival 24 – 30 April, including the weekend. Flexible working hours will be required during the festival dates.

  • w/c 18 March – 19 April – 3 days per week
  • 22 – 30 April – Full-time, inclusive of all festival dates
  • 2 days wrap-up to be taken after the festival

Fee: £3,380.00 (£130 per day for 26 days work)
Location: East London (Shoreditch and Stratford)

Duties and responsibilities
  • Oversee the technical preparation of the exhibition content and test in good time ahead of the festival, including formats such as VR, games, web content and audio
  • Arrange any hires required for additional tech or kit for the exhibition.
  • Assist the wider team on production design of the exhibition and arrange any purchases or hires as required.
  • Oversee the Expanded Realities Exhibition budget document, keeping it updated with expenditure.
  • Create and maintain a database of projects with all required information regarding tech, production design, drawing on information already gathered by the team and from participating artists
  • Create inventory for the exhibition and share with wider team.
  • Create checklists for exhibition install and de-rig to be circulated with team.
  • Collate briefing documents for each project including health and safety information and guidelines for interacting with the public, to be shared with exhibition volunteers
  • Create signage for exhibition including signage for each project.
  • Attend volunteer briefing.
  • Oversee the installation of the exhibition alongside the wider team
  • Be responsible for running the Expanded Realities exhibition throughout the festival, including managing inventory and volunteers on site.
  • Ensure that all equipment is set up, charged, or stored in the correct way during the exhibition and when closing the exhibition
  • Troubleshoot any technical or logistical issues that arise with the exhibition
  • Brief volunteers daily and support them throughout the opening hours.
  • Ensure the exhibition runs smoothly and visitors are provided with the best possible experience.
  • Oversee de-rig of the exhibition and returns of all equipment/hires.
  • Act as an ambassador for Open City Documentary Festival at all events attended.
  • Any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the festival team.
Person specification

Essential criteria:

  • Demonstrable experience of working with XR and immersive technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of XR technologies, file formats and devices.
  • Strong attention to detail and a proactive approach to checking the accuracy of information.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to act as an ambassador to the festival and deal effectively with people at all levels.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience managing immersive technologies within an exhibition

As part of London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.
We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates currently underrepresented in UCL’s workforce and within the cultural sector. These include: people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQ+ people.

To apply, please complete this form and send a CV to with the subject line “Technical Producer – ExR”.

Interviews will be held w/c 4 March.

The closing date for this position is 25/02/2024 at 23:59

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