Assistant Educational Technologist (Multimedia)

Location
England,London,City of London
Salary
£30000.00 - £36914.00 per annum
Posted
17 Jun 2021
Closes
21 Jun 2021
Ref
4006493
Contact
Verity Slade
Job Discipline
Digital, PR & Media
Experience Level
Assistant
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose
Responsible for supporting the University's approach for using technology for enhancing teaching, learning and assessment and the development of appropriate and engaging learning spaces. This role is linked to the new STEM Digital Academy initiative within the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE) and based within the Digital Education School Liaison team for SMCSE, Law and the Business School. The postholder will be involved in supporting a new recording studio that will be used by SMCSE academic staff to pre-record teaching materials and deliver live synchronous online teaching sessions. The recording studio will use the RapidMOOC recording solution.

Key duties and responsibilities:

* Manage bookings for the STEM Digital Studio
* Development and implementation of processes to support the effective use of Studio equipment and facilities (e.g. charging regime for microphones, pre and post-use processes)
* Ensure RapidMOOC software in the Studio is up-to-date and request updates via IT.
* Troubleshoot technical and audio issues being encountered by staff using the Studio and escalate to IT where necessary.
* Contribute to the evaluation of Studio usage and quality of RapidMOOC output.
* Active engagement with relevant communities of practice (e.g. ALT, RapidMOOC).
* Facilitate tours of the Studio to introduce SMCSE staff to facilities and equipment available.
* Develop and maintain publicity material, user guides, FAQs and other resources, including video resources.
* In conjunction with the Digital Education Operations team, design, facilitate and evaluate staff training and development activities in the effective use of video and multimedia for teaching and learning.
* In conjunction with the Digital Education Operations team, provide training and advice to staff on how to create effective multimedia content using the facilities in the MILL and with City's suite of multimedia solutions, including Camtasia, H5P, Kaltura and video conferencing tools.
* Keep users up to date on operational issues and updates to the Studio.
* Support small scale multimedia projects by assisting with scoping, storyboarding, and editing multimedia content.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below:

* Experience in setting up a studio for talking head videos.
* Experience of supporting multimedia production facilities and maintaining video equipment.
* Experience of providing end-user support for multimedia production facilities or IT systems.
* Experience of using and/or supporting screen-casting software, such as Kaltura Capture and Camtasia and interactive video software, including H5P
* Experience of editing using Premiere, Premiere Rush, Final Cut or other editing packages. Experience in supporting multimedia projects, including scoping, storyboarding and editing
* Experience of writing user-documentation and reports.
* Experience of supporting multimedia within a Higher Education organisation or similar.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills
* Excellent IT skills, including Office 365.
* Good organisation and time management skills with the ability to manage and prioritise own work.
* Good customer service skills with the ability to resolve issues without clear or predefined solutions
* A flexible approach to work with the ability to work as part of a team and to share and discuss ideas.
* An understanding of web accessibility principles and their application to the creation of accessible content.

If this role is of interest, please do apply ASAP with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience.

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