Technician: The Games Academy

Falmouth University
January 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed term to August
Working Time:Part time
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About The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technician to join the fast growing team at Falmouth University's Games Academy.

This is a pivotal role in the department, providing a professional level of technical instruction, curriculum support, demonstration and supervision for the technical facilities, equipment and/or processes for all of the subjects of the School. This includes the set-up, maintenance and supply of resources and equipment, and the provision of technical assistance, advice and instruction to all stakeholders, including students, academic staff, and external customers.

About You

The successful candidate for this role will need to be a pro-active “team player” who is conscientious and hard-working who actively plays their part in continuing to make Falmouth University a great place to work. Alongside these core qualities, you'll have experience in game development, with either a programming or art background, alongside strong technical and IT skills. Previous experience of working with an education environment would also be desirable.

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

  • A focused skill set within a game development specialist such as programming, art or design with a good, generalised understanding of the game development pipeline
  • Highly skilled in version control, particularly conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Experience of working on a game project as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, exemplifying patience and understanding of students' higher education journey
  • A commitment to continuous professional development, with a drive to learn new skills, software and techniques in the game's development sphere
  • For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above.

    This is fixed term to August 2023, part-time, 17.5 hours per week position.

    The closing date for this position is Sunday 29 January 2023.

    About Us

    Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking and design innovation. Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, we have grown to become a digital innovation hub, delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. Today, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses represent the breadth of the creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. Falmouth's specialisms will be key to future economic and cultural success both at a local and global level. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy, ‘Doing it for Real', is designed to deliver yet further growth in our student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on our considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation.

    We are proud to be able to offer competitive salaries to our staff alongside a generous holiday entitlement of 28 days + 8 days bank holiday for this role. The post-holder will also be able to take advantage of a competitive pension scheme alongside a range of wellness and support services. Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www. We are fortunate to be able to offer a first-class working environment to our staff with our campuses set in amazing grounds, in the heart of Cornwall, with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

    A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth's strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University's HR policies and procedures in full.

    Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

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