Vacancy: Technical Officer (Future Graphics, Illustration & Animation) at Manchester Metropolitan University

By 29th July 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Technical Officer (Future Graphics, Illustration & Animation)

Reference: 4986

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University – All Saints Campus
Faculty / Function: Professional Services
Salary: Grade 6 (27,116 to £30,497)
Closing Date: 11 August 2022

Contract Type: Permanent
Contracted Hours per week: 35

Technical Services are a large and diverse team of highly skilled technicians who ensure the optimal functioning of specialist spaces to deliver an exceptional student experience. We work in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios, resource centres and IT facilities; and our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding, and advising students across our university from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy.

This role sits in the Digital Arts & Media Team, who provide specialist technical support to the new School of Digital Arts (SODA) and the wider Faculty through managing studio spaces, delivering technical skills workshops to students and providing support to academics. The role holder will support a diverse range of courses and subject areas including filmmaking, TV & radio, 2D and 3D animation, graphics, games art, virtual and augmented reality, and immersive technology.

As the successful candidate, you will be a proficient and practicing technical expert in the fields of graphics, illustration, and animation processes. You will have a proven record of accomplishment in a similar environment or your own established practice. Additionally, you will have a positive and flexible approach to work, be reliable and punctual as well as be motivated and willing to undertake all required training and allocated tasks. You will have the ability to work alongside others and be capable of working in a team, whilst striving to deliver excellent customer service. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are key as well as being able to demonstrate ownership of personal workload.

At Manchester Metropolitan University, we are committed to supporting our technical staff in enabling them to undertake development activities in line with the needs of their specialism and work area, so a willingness to learn and develop is essential.

If you are enthusiastic about this area, flexible, and committed to providing a high level of customer service, we would love to hear from you.

Working for Manchester Metropolitan University:

We offer a range of benefits to employees, including a central location which is excellent for commuters, a generous annual leave allowance (25 days, plus Christmas Closure, plus Bank Holidays) a fantastic pension scheme, access to retail discounts and Employee Assistance Program, cycle to work scheme, plus many more rewards and benefits.

How to apply:

To apply for this vacancy please submit a covering letter (no more than one-page A4) and a CV (no more than two pages A4), addressing how you meet the essential criteria of the post via our online portal.

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Morvarid Randjbar, Technical Services Manager. Email: