We are seeking to appoint a specialist technician in Production Design with excellent skills and knowledge in a wide range of production design processes and techniques, equipment, machinery and specialist materials, to support the delivery of our new BA Hons Production Design for screen and film degree. You will be based at the Brighton Screen and Film School’s new studios in Bevendean, which boast industry standard facilities.
As a specialist technician, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:
· Providing technical support and expertise and organisational assistance to both staff and students
· Preparing materials and equipment for teaching sessions and providing effective management of studios and workshops equipment and machinery to ensure a safe working environment
· Ensuring the effective management, serviceability, and security of physical resources
· Ensuring that regulations relating to Health and Safety policies and college wide procedures are observed by students and staff
· Providing technical support for live events, productions, exhibitions
The technician role is diverse and busy and requires a highly proactive, enthusiastic and flexible person who can work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines. You must be a team player able to work collaboratively with staff and students across the college and be committed to maintaining a safe and organised working environment. Excellent communication, planning, organisation, problem- solving and time management abilities are essential. This technician role requires the ability to undertake manual handling, carrying and lifting and minor construction work.
You will bring to the role demonstrable specialist knowledge and experience in Production design, working on film sets and in pre-production and/or working in 3D workshops environments within an educational setting. This role would also suit a recent Production design graduate.
Key skills required include knowledge and understanding of the processes and materials associated with scenic construction, prop making and scale model-making, including use of hand tools and workshop machinery and equipment, alongside knowledge and application of Health and Safety issues relevant to a Production Design department.
Flexible working hours may be required for this role at certain times of the year, to facilitate students’ productions and other live events, and may include evening and weekend work. This will be scheduled within the working hours of the week where possible.