Creative Arts - Technical Instructor (Fixed Term)

Creative Arts - Technical Instructor (Fixed Term) Canterbury, England

Canterbury Christ Church University
Full Time Canterbury, England 30487 - 32982 GBP ANNUAL Today
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£30,487 to £32,982 per annum

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Full time

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REQ04421 Creative Arts Technical Instructor Job Description.pdf

Job description

Full Time (1 FTE, 37 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31st July 2024)

£30,487 to £32,982 per annum


The School of Creative Arts and Industries sits within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education which has an excellent quality rating and a tradition of integrating practice with theory, and creativity with professionalism. In recent years, the school has increased the strength of its connections with relevant industries and institutions which has benefitted the employability prospects of students.

The school has a number of specialist spaces such as: a professional-standard studio theatre space, multiple live performance venues, music rehearsal spaces, TV studio, editing suites, dubbing suites, radio studios, and a new multi-million-pound creative arts building with recording studios, dark rooms, mac labs, games design, and art facilities.

The Role

This role is designed to support the wide range of courses within the School of Creative Arts and Industries with particular focus on Performing Arts and Music subjects; the post will be supporting student and outside performers within our many performance spaces with both lighting and sound programming/ operation. The post holder will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the specialist equipment within the school’s wide range of facilities, working alongside other members of the technical team to provide industry level support to students and staff.

Daily duties will include technical support for the Performing Arts and Music programs within the school, setting up and maintaining equipment in our specialist spaces, sourcing stock of consumables and equipment, and working on events within the school (including some evening and weekend work).

As a Technical Instructor, the successful applicant will also be expected to lead student inductions and workshops in both lighting and audio, deliver taught sessions and timetabled practical sessions in technical modules, support student tutorials, and provide ad hoc support for classes when needed. The role will be positioned to support a range of students including one to one support and in larger classroom settings.

The post holder will implement Health and Safety policies within the university along with reviewing and writing risk assessments as needed.

The Person

Applicants should have experience within the areas supported by this post; candidates should have industry knowledge and experience with technical equipment such as DMX lighting control, digital and analogue audio desks, audio visual equipment, recording studio facilities, postproduction facilities, and live entertainment systems. The school use ETC Eos software as their main lighting control system – ideally applicants should be proficient in basic Eos control, including programming of moving lights and intelligent fixtures.

Work will include lifting of heavy objects and working at height; industry qualifications/ experience in these areas is desired but training can be provided.

Above all we are looking for a motivated, creative individual, who can add to a growing and increasingly important team at the university. We would expect high levels of technical competence and a dedication to personal development.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University's facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

For further information about the Faculty, School and Section please use the following link:

Canterbury Christ Church University truly welcomes fresh perspectives and new voices. We want you to bring the real you to work, so we are committed to building a genuinely inclusive working environment where everyone is welcomed and where everyone can have a true sense of belonging. Our spirit of community will help us to eliminate discrimination and will enable us all to thrive in a culture that is underpinned by fairness and justice. We therefore seek people to join us who will proactively support and shape this aim and contribute in their own unique way. If this is you, then we are waiting to hear from you. #yourCCCU

Start date for applications: 18/09/2023
Closing date for applications: 06/10/2023

How to apply

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

Informal enquiries may be made to [email protected]

If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team at [email protected] quoting reference number REQ04421.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University's redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.



Creative Arts - Technical Instructor (Fixed Term)

Creative Arts - Technical Instructor (Fixed Term)
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Justin Welby.
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
College / University
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