University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Virtual Production Operator - Screen



Virtual Production Operator - Screen

Job no: 0060480 Location: Southbank Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term until Dec 2024 Faculty: Fine Arts and Music Salary: UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Play a key role within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Programs and Operations team!

  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

  • About the Role As the Virtual Production Operator, you will play a crucial role in leveraging Unreal Engine software for the faculty's virtual production and interactive LED volume studio. Your role demands a deep understanding of real time 3D workflows and a high level of proficiency in utilizing Unreal Engine to create immersive and realistic environments. You will collaborate closely with research and program partners, faculty, students, and production teams to facilitate virtual production projects.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Technical Support: Provide technical expertise and support for virtual production setups, including media servers, green screens, motion capture systems, virtual cameras, and real-time rendering

  • Work as part of the global UOM virtual production team to provide effective virtual production solutions

  • Asset Integration: Integrate 3D assets, animations, and visual effects into Unreal Engine projects to create realistic virtual environments

  • Who We Are Looking For We are seeking a collaborative and flexible self-motivator who is willing to work in an educational environment where excellent communication skills, management of workflow and the ability to work cooperatively as part of a wider team are vital. You will have advanced problem-solving skills and can effectively build professional working relationships across the University.

    You will also have:

  • Completion of an Animation, or Games, or Interactive Media, or Film related degree (or equivalent) with significant relevant industry experience in Animation, Computer Science, or a related field

  • Technical Proficiency: Strong technical background in real-time 3D tools and equipment, including motion capture systems, green screen setups, and real-time rendering technologies

  • High level of experience with Mac and Windows operating systems

  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is home to the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Our dedicated faculty offers a wide range of disciplines, including composition, dance, design, film and television, jazz and improvisation, music performance, theatre, and visual arts.

    Studying with us, working with us, or simply coming for a visit, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.

    The Faculty is a place for creative people to come together to expand their minds and experiences, through which they become part of a world-wide community that motivates cultural growth. In short, we believe in the power of the artistic mind to effect change and we welcome you to share in that adventure.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description. Please be advised that we may contact shortlisted candidates before the official closing date of the application period.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 16 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 26 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details


    Virtual Production Operator - Screen


    University of Melbourne




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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