Head of MA/MFA Acting for Digital Media / Lecturer Digital Media, East 15

University of Essex
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Head of MA/MFA Acting for Digital Media / Lecturer Digital Media, East 15

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£43,414 - £51,805 per annum

Employment type

Permanent, Full-time

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Academic, Education, Professional, Technical



Job description


East 15 Acting School offers an extraordinary and dynamic portfolio of courses that span many areas of training for actors, directors, producers, technical theatre specialists and students of theatre practice. One of a leading group of UK conservatoires; we are ranked 1st in the UK for Drama (Guardian University Guide 2022: Drama and Dance), have a distinguished international staff team, and are now one of the largest specialist drama schools in the UK. Our courses and facilities are split over two campuses: one in Loughton on the edge of East London and the other in the vibrant and modern resort town of Southend-on-Sea. Our range of studios, performance venues, and surroundings in both Loughton and Southend give staff and students the safe, open, and equipped spaces to explore, learn, rest, and create, in order to make the best and most imaginative work. Our current undergraduate and postgraduate population of approximately 800 students are enrolled in 13 unique programmes of bespoke training. We have a large number of home and international students and recruit both nationally and overseas. Our staff represent a unique blend of practitioners and scholars, who are united in delivering a conservatoire education within a Higher Education setting that values practice as scholarship and research –and that puts the continual development of students and staff at the heart of what we do.

Duties of the Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-ordination of teaching of all subjects on the MA/MFA Acting for Digital Media (pending validation) and ensuring that the course objectives are met, as well as leading on administration and assessment for MA/MFA. They will also be expected to teach in their area(s) of expertise on MA/MFA and occasionally on other degree courses at East 15. As part of the role, the will locate and hire staff with specific knowledge and professional practice relevant to the course and oversee supplied budgets for MA/MFA, including equipment and staffing. They will be expected to contribute expertise and knowledge to departmental and/or institutional initiatives and ensure that the curriculum is coherent and relevant to the professional needs of the students, advising the Director of the School on the shape and content of the curriculum and suggesting alterations when necessary.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have relevant and extensive experience of professional work in performance capture, voice over or film as director, coach or performer. They should have experience of teaching in a conservatoire environment including the ability to teach in their specialised field. As a course leader, they will have the ability to carry out administration towards the running of a degree course, with experience in sourcing and engaging part time staff and be able to prove an ability to lead, motivate, and co-ordinate other staff and to work independently as well as to collaborate and work as part of a team. They should have professional experience or practice equivalent to relevant doctoral level research or hold or be close to the completion of PhD

As part of East 15's commitment to diversity, we encourage applications from candidates from ethnically and culturally diverse communities and backgrounds. As a school, we will continue work to build an open and accessible community, proactively supporting all our students, as we look for further initiatives that promote inclusion and representation. The School's Anti-Racism Action Plan, first released in 2020, builds on and supports East 15's and the University of Essex's commitments to be an inclusive community.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact [email protected]

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