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Technical Officer - Film (4258)

Technical Officer – Filmmaking and Future Media

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 the Digital Arts (SODA) and the wider Faculty through managing studio spaces, delivering technical skills workshops to students and providing support to academics. They 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.

The successful candidate will be a proficient and practicing technical specialist in the area of film making and future media production (including virtual production, emergent technologies and new platforms). They will have a proven record of accomplishment in a similar environment or their own established practice. Additionally, they will have a positive and flexible approach to your work, be reliable and punctual as well as be motivated and willing to undertake all required training and allocated tasks. They will have the ability to work alongside others and be capable of working in a team, whilst striving to deliver excellent customer service. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate ownership of your 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:

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.


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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£27,116 to £30,497)
  • Closing Date:
    15 December 2021
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  • Contracted Hours per week:
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