Junior Technician – Production Assistant/Coordinator
Salary £27,951 per annum (Incl. LWA)
Department/School Design, Creative and Digital Industries (DCDI)
This post is term time only, working 30 weeks across the year. Working week will be 35 hours. The post is fixed term for 12 months, however there is a possibility of extension for a further 12 months.
As a Junior Technician – Production Assistant/Coordinator, you will play a vital role in supporting our TV and Film facilities, technical and teaching staff, and assisting students in their creative endeavors. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of Film & TV production. You will work within our technical facilities supporting a broad range of moving image and digital media-based courses with a wide range of technical, equipment and administrative support.
Key responsibilities include:
Maintaining records and tracking the progress of productions that move throughout the facilities.
Liaising with rental companies to arrange for the rental of equipment.
Minute-taking in team and production meetings.
Collection and processing of induction attendance records.
In-class support for technical workshops.
Editing show-reels, curating content for screenings, signage, and festival submissions.
The role requires working knowledge of video editing software, adobe and Microsoft Office suites, and a good organisational attitude. It is perfect for an aspiring self-shooter who would like to make contacts, be exposed to industry level equipment, and be involved in the entire process from idea to festival. The role is based on our Harrow campus full time however, depending on the type of work you might be doing, you might be based in the facilities or working remotely.
The University requires all post holders to have an understanding of individual health and safety responsibilities and an awareness of the risks in the work environment, together with their potential impact on both individual work and that of others and to ensure compliance with current HSE and University health and safety legislation and regulations, with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the safety of students, colleagues and visitors.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the Production Team Leader Mr. Craig Harvey ([email protected]).
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 2 October 2023
Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 9 October 2023
Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Junior Technician – Production Assistant/Coordinator
University of Westminster
September 19, 2023
October 02, 2023
Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Social Science
About the employer
The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.
Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:
Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.
Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.
Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.
Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).
The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.