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Scenery Technician

Department
Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,817 a year
Interview Date
14/12/2020
Posted Date
12/11/2020
Apply by
01/12/2020
Job Reference
8949
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Role Description

Department

Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (TFTI), established in 2006, is a highly innovative department, which brings together research, teaching and commercial activities in the fields of interactive media, film, television, and theatre.

In September 2010, we moved into our new building, which has superb industry standard facilities for both production/ postproduction and academic study.

We are still expanding rapidly, recruiting new staff, taking on new students and developing new degree programmes and research priorities. The academic staff include both leading scholars and award-winning industry professionals.

There are currently some 600 students within the department. The Department currently offers four undergraduate degrees, with the latest starting in autumn 2020 offering a BA in Business of the Creative Industries. TFTI offers seven taught postgraduate degrees, with further programmes under development. There is also a thriving PhD programme bringing together students from across the department's constituent disciplines, with several working on practice-based projects. For full details, see the departmental website (https://www.york.ac.uk/tfti/)

The Department’s award-winning building is designed to professional specifications and is one of the best-equipped facilities of its type in the UK. Its theatre facilities include: a superbly equipped 200-seat scenic stage theatre (based on the Sheffield Crucible), a 120-seat black box theatre, two large rehearsal rooms which are equipped with lighting rigs and can therefore also function as performance spaces, workshops where full sets can be constructed, a suite of well-equipped dressing rooms, a laundry, and set and costume stores. The building also incorporates two television studios, post-production suites and recording studios, a 140-seat digital cinema with Dolby Digital surround sound as well as provision for satellite feeds (the cinema also doubles as a superbly equipped lecture theatre); and office space for staff and graduate students. The level of provision throughout the building is on a par with top commercial facilities and is among the best at any university in the UK.

Role

Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media (TFTI) is in need of an experienced person to undertake prop and set construction.  Working with students and staff, the role holder will offer input on planning and design of props and set, as well as helping students gain the practical skills they need to be able to contribute to the process. This is a hands-on role with the role-holder expected to take an active role in the practical work in our scenery workshop.   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Extensive experience, and a proven track record, with set design and construction.
  • Excellent practical skills with workshop tools and materials for set construction.
  • Broad understanding and in-depth knowledge of relevant safety legislations and regulations.
  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner and communicate with students, staff and external stakeholders.
  • In depth and current theoretical and practical knowledge of set-design and construction.

Interview date: 14 Dec 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Erik Olafsen on erik.olafsen@york.ac.uk

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