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Studio Production and Set Building Technician

£35,743 yearly
  • University of Westminster
  • Harrow, UK
  • 12/07/2021
Full time Design Engineering

Job Description

Studio Production and Set Building Technician

REF: 50052703


Salary: £35,743 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Professional

College: Design, Creative and Digital Industries

Location: Harrow

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This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week

The post supports television, film/moving image and digital media-based studio and location productions. It requires a technician with working knowledge of professional camera, sound and lighting systems and skilled in studio set building for film and television production with an ability to demonstrate equipment and studio working techniques to students and advising them on set building design/fabrication and installation.


The role requires a technician skilled in the construction of theatrical flats and props for television and film studio production work. This includes room builds for a variety of creative productions including music, game show, sit com, talk show and drama. The role requires ensuring the safe construction and installation of fabricated production flats in line with health and safety safeguards, risk assessment and compliance. Associated skills in woodworking and general fabrication using a range of materials and tools is essential.


The role also involves the operation and demonstration of studio lighting consoles, audio and video control systems and desks. Knowledge of CAD or design software is desirable and of historic and current set build fabrication techniques.


The technician will work within a technical production team and with academic colleagues and students. They will liaise with our 3D fabrication workshop to ensure streamlining of builds and use of workshop fabrication tools.

The candidate will provide technical advice and support to students on their productions and advise on risk assessment/health and safety practices to ensure safe working conditions on productions, with an emphasis on enabling and encouraging student work.

The role will support open days, events, shows and productions at external venues/other campuses. The candidate will be expected to provide specialist technical support to academic colleagues and students during the preparation and delivery of practical classes, workshops and productions. The candidate will be contributing to the development of the production facilities and induct/instruct students on use of equipment, hardware and software. The role involves manual handling and lifting of equipment.



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Closing date: midnight on 11 July 2021


Interviews are likely to be held on: To be Confirmed


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