An educational institution in a highly creative field is seeking a Technology Manager to play a key, active role in the small, dynamic, academic and administrative team.
In addition to College use, the facilities are hired out commercially as a high quality events space. It is crucial that a smooth professional service is delivered to staff, students and clients alike.
You will be responsible for all aspects of the College’s presentation technology, lecture capture and IT; you will be the key to the smooth running of lectures, presentations and events.
Additionally, you will need to provide ad-hoc technology support, skilfully and cheerfully, to students, staff and visitors. With a unique roster of VIP speakers, the filming of lectures is a major part of the role, along with photographing college life for the internet activity. Excellent filming, editing, photography and IT skills are essential. Final Cut Pro, PhotoShop and InDesign experience beneficial.
You will have the organisational skills needed to grow and manage the College’s digital archive of videos and photography; be able to work under your own initiative; have a high attention to detail and demonstrate the ability to cope with the pressures of the role.
The College technology is mainly Mac-based, with some specialised AV systems. Service contracts are in place for second- and third-line support and you will be expected to constructively manage the relationships with these suppliers to ensure smooth running of all systems.Additionally, day-to-day systems management of the College’s key IT systems is required such as the user-administration of online learning system and email accounts – so familiarity with this aspect of the role is crucial.
You will be motivated, organised, a natural communicator and well-presented. Ideally with experience in advertising, higher education or the creative industries.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Support Staff, Students and Visiting Speakers with their IT and AV presentation / set-up needs.
Lecture Capture – using Multicam Studio system. Plus editing the resulting footage and formatting it for display.
Videography – shooting and editing footage for college presentations and promotions. Record and edit promotional footage.
Photography – manage the photography studio by inducting/assisting students in shoots and maintaining/ordering equipment. Also taking photos of students, industry speakers and student/college events.
Event support – Liaise with clients holding events at the college regarding support and set-up.
AV, IT, Telephony and Printers – provide first line support to staff and students and liaise with suppliers to ensure seamless running of systems. The College predominantly uses Macs, so Mac knowledge is a must. Responsible for server backups.
System Administration – SAMS, Canvas and Office 365.
Essential Skills & Requirements:
2+ years experience in the operation of IT/AV systems.
Familiarity with video production, and ideally Lecture Capture systems.
Experience with High Definition videography (camera work) and sound recording.
Experience of video editing, ideally using Final Cut Pro and provision of final edits in different resolutions to suit in house viewing, web distribution etc.
Familiarity with AV control systems – AMX preferred.
Familiarity with iPads, iTunes and administration of iPads for students, installing Apps.
Familiar with Apple Macintosh, OSX 10.11.3. Ideally with experience of Mac administration using tools such as Caspar.
Ideally, though not essentially, experienced with IPTV and video signage systems.
Team player – the college has a small, tight-knit, staff and a willingness to muck-in is key.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
‘Can-do’ – A natural inclination to service provision and helpfulness.
Excellent organisation and time management skills.
Influencing skills – management of suppliers.
Training skills – one to one, or classroom based.
Jacobs Massey provides our recruitment services, for both clients and candidates, within an equal opportunities environment. We are committed to taking positive action in order to promote such equality of opportunity. Our recruitment procedures are based on the requirements of the job, irrespective of race, gender, marital status, sexuality, disability, religion or age. Appointments are always made on the basis of merit and we welcome applications from all members of the AV community.
Vacancy Tags: AV Technician, AV Design & Installation, AV Management, Live Events, Video Production, Up to £25000, £25000-35000, London & SEApply now