Sound Arts & Design Specialist Technician

University of the Arts London

This role provides an exciting opportunity to work in the education sector delivering industry-focused skills and knowledge. The role will provide specialist technical support for the Sound Arts department. Working within the college technical team and alongside academics, the role will be instrumental in developing and improving our students’ ability to successfully understand and challenge the world around us.

This is a unique role designed to support technical resources aligned to the School of Screen. Working as part of our Sound Arts & Design team, this role will help courses to develop and improve upon the sound studio-based skills of our students. The role will include the acquisition and maintenance of technical resources, issuing equipment, leading student inductions, workshops, and assisting students in the use of highly specialist technical process.

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

UAL is currently developing its approach to dynamic or hybrid working. This post will require some on campus working but the nature of the work means that some remote working will be possible too.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated specialist with a background in one or more of the following disciplines: sound arts, sound design, location recording, live sound installation, audio engineering, acoustics, and interactive sound.

You will have experience working in the sound industry or in higher education, preferably within a sound department or post-production facility. Experience delivering inductions, workshops, formal and informal taught sessions and supporting students on projects is very desirable.

Good communication skills are necessary to the role, as you will need to demonstrate patience and sensitivity when working with students and academic staff alike, you will also be expected to support students in developing their creative audio technology skills.

You must be a strong team player – task-oriented, with excellent organisation and planning skills.

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

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Resourcing Adviser, or telephone: 020 7514 7985

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.