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Assistant Programme Leader, Digital Animation Department
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOBThe Assistant Programme Leader is responsible for contributing to an exceptional student experience through the leadership and delivery of high quality teaching and learning. The post holder will undertake teaching, assessment, unit management, curriculum development and research in the Digital Animation Department.
The post holder will be a key member of the Digital Animation team taking responsibility through teaching, course planning, research, knowledge exchange, enterprise and business engagement within the Digital Animation Programmes.
The details of this job specification will be reviewed from time to time according to the changing needs, functions and circumstances of EBAC. Detailed timetable is agreed each year with the Head of Academic Quality and the Director of the school.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIESTo develop the excellence, quality of activities and standards of Digital Animation in the School and its external networks and reputation and competitiveness both nationally and internationally.
To contribute to lesson planning, teaching, assessing, course review and curriculum development. of teaching and learning experiences and innovations and assessment materials.
To oversee and be responsible for the pastoral care of students and aspects of student support.
To lead the development of live projects, work experience and industry-related projects, competitions and income generating activities for students within Digital Animation, building opportunities for enhancing students’ employment prospects and entrepreneurial capabilities within the curriculum.
To achieve high quality student employment results after graduation, alongside successful employability experiences within the course.
To develop the learning resources for the course including liaising with the Learning Resources Centre.
To protect the quality and standards of the programme including leading on annual review and action planning and ensure that all necessary procedures are followed including that assessment and examination takes place within University regulations, ethical regulations and regarding health and safety issues.
To observe good practices in health and safety, and ethical matters and advise students accordingly.
To establish, develop and maintain external contacts, networks, collaborations and professional links and income generating activities for the benefit of the School including building live projects and work experience opportunities within the programmes.
To play an active part in the success of the Digital Animation Programmes through supporting the work of the Head of Academic Quality, leading projects and developments within the department.
To play an active part in the running and development of the School by membership of committees, working parties, multi-disciplinary activity etc. as necessary.
To undertake such tasks, duties and responsibilities as the Head of Quality may determine necessary.
The post holder is expected to travel and work off site from time to time and work some evenings and weekends. Most these activities would be planned.
The post holder will uphold the professional ethos of EBAC and share in the corporate responsibility for the academic well-being of students within the School; to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues and to cooperate with them on the development and continuous improvement of the work of the School.
SUPERVISION RECEIVEDThe post holder reports to the Head of the Digital Animation Department; Director of EBAC but is expected to operate with a substantial degree of autonomy in carrying out the above responsibilities and duties.
SUPERVISION GIVENThe post holder will work closely with other lecturers teaching on programmes in the discipline.
RELATIONSHIPS/CONTACTSInternal: Senior management team of the School, lecturers, technical staff, administrative staff, professional staff.
External: Relevant professional bodies, expert and educational networks, industry bodies and professional contacts.
This document outlines the duties required, for the time being, of the post Assistant Programme Leader of the Digital Animation Department to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or inclusive list and the Head of Academic Quality may vary duties, from time to time, which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.
Person Specification: Assistant Programme Leader, Digital Animation DepartmentThe applicant should make reference to the Person Specification in the application.
Post title: Assistant Programme Leader, Digital Animation Department
1. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Honours degree in Digital Animation or related areas
• Have participated in or have a willingness to participate in University Leadership and Managing Programmes
• Hold or willing to complete a relevant Teaching Qualification normally within two years of employment i.e. PGCHE/Higher Education Academy (Associate Fellow/Senior Fellow) accreditation
• Hold or willing to undertake a Post Graduate Qualification normally within two years of employment
2. WORK AND OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
• Applied digital arts skills and software skills for animation, games or VFX.
• Ability to contribute to curriculum design and development
• Ability to create novel ideas, concepts and make a contribution to knowledge in and the development of their discipline
• Proven experience of collaborative and team working
• Effective presentation skills and ability to engage the audience
• Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content, and assessment
• Ability to proactively respond to and adapt to change
• Proficiency in English Language
• Ability to contribute to impact and public engagement activities beyond the University
• Ability to design and deliver effective teaching and assessment at undergraduate and post graduate level through a variety of approaches
• Previous relevant teaching experience at HE Level
• Experience of leading curriculum design and development
• Ability to create novel ideas, concepts and make a contribution to knowledge in and the development of their discipline
• Knowledge of contemporary learning, teaching and assessment issues
• Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to contribute to the marketing and enhancement of teaching and learning
• Ability to develop partnerships with business and build research collaborations
• Experience of academic related administration
3. PERSONAL QUALITIES AND ABILITIES
• Highly motivated to work within educational setting, with ambition to achieve high quality and successful student experience; and planning capabilities related to this alongside ability to manage demanding workload
• Presentation and communication skills of high level – evidenced by a dynamic and impactful classroom presence
• Flexibility of outlook and high level of team working skills
• Self-motivated, well organised and enthusiastic approach to subject
• External networking skills used to achieve development of quality of programme, student employment and drive forward research agenda
• Clear understanding of how to operate digital animation consultancy work in the School for the benefit of staff, students and graduates
• Abilities associated with being part of School marketing and communications team
EBAC will be the first school in Latin America to provide a BA (Hons) degree, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire. We aim to build an international reputation as a provider of high quality, innovative and creative undergraduate programmes for Latin American students.
EBAC is establishing the BA (hons) programmes, following the successful model of the British Higher School of Art & Design (BHSAD) in Moscow. BHSAD is our partner institution and has been at the forefront of Art & Design education in Russia over the past 13 years. The Foundation programme was established shortly after the founding of the School in 2003 and follows a UK Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programme specification.
The BA (hons) programme started in February 2018. The programme will grow year on year and the it is the only one of its kind in Brazil. This first intake will be around 20 students and the following yearly cohorts are expected to be around 40-60 students studying and working in dedicated studios, printmaking, photography, and computer labs.
In order to prepare the Digital Animation’ students for the undergraduate programme we are starting in 2019 a new programme, Year Zero for Digital Animation.
Our short courses and CPD Programmes are running since 2016, all of them count with international reputation professionals as tutors and Programme Leaders. EBAC is opening new courses related to Animation, VX, Games and all Post Production areas. Our main goal is to become the best university in Digital Animation in Latin America providing high quality and innovation programmes that would fee the industry with the technical and creative skills required.
ESCOLA BRITÂNICA DE ARTES CRIATIVAS (SÃO PAULO)
Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas (EBAC) was established in São Paulo in 2016 to fulfil the need for the provision of high quality, reputable, internationally facing Art & Design education within Brazil.
The University of Hertfordshire validates all our undergraduate degrees and as such we work in accordance with and to the standards required of UK Higher Education provision. This allows EBAC to offer students the unique opportunity of a full British Art & Design education and Undergraduate Degree without having to leave Brazil.
There are three educational routes offered at the school – British undergraduate programmes, Brazilian Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes (in Portuguese “Cursos de Especialização”) and short courses.
Students enrolling onto the British undergraduate programmes are taught in English and typically undertake our one-year Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (incorporating English language classes) before progressing onto one of the six undergraduate programmes accredited by The University of Hertfordshire. Students on our degree programmes have the option of choosing to do their 2nd and/or 3rd year of study either in São Paulo or at The University of Hertfordshire.
Students enrolling onto the Brazilian CPD programmes and short courses are taught in Portuguese by local and international industry professionals. There are numerous specialist programmes offered which follow a part time mode of delivery over evenings and weekends. As such the school is always active with a constant flow of activity and students.
We are opening in 2019 a new one-year programme for those who would like to enrol onto the British undergraduate programme of Digital Animation and numerous short courses and CPD programmes related to the Digital Animation´s area in the second semester of 2018. All of them coordinated by our British Digital Animation Programme Leader alongside with Brazilian professionals.
The School provides visa support, medical insurance, return flight allowance, re-location assistance including finding accommodation and Portuguese language classes.
30 days per annum plus Brazilian public holidays
Place of work
São Paulo, Brazil. The School is in the district of Vila Madalena, an upper middle class neighbourhood in the western part of the city. The area is known for its bustling nightlife and its history as a centre of São Paulo bohemian culture and art. It is very safe, filled with dozens of art galleries and studios, an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars and a series of graffiti-covered streets and alleys. Vila Madalena is considered as an epicentre of the local creative economy attracting professionals from all parts of the country. The School is located within proximity to 2 metro lines. See website for exact location.
If successful you will be expected to be settled in São Paulo during the second semester of 2018 academic year (August 2018) and suggest that you arrive to find accommodation and subsequently be ready to start work at EBAC in a negotiable date to accommodate your personal circumstances. A later starting date can be possible to accommodate notice periods if applicable.
How to ApplyPlease read through the Job Description and Person Specification. The Job Description outlines the main duties of the post. The Person Specification outlines the skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications the School requires.
Send the following to Carsten Snedker, EBAC Principal-CEO quoting reference DA / Assist PL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. A supporting statement demonstrating your suitability for the post. Please ensure this covers the essential criteria outlined within the Person Specification, providing examples to demonstrate / illustrate your suitability for this position. Please also state why you feel you can re-locate to São Paulo. This is important as we need to understand how you will be able to commit to a potential relocation to São Paulo.
2. An overview of your teaching practice (pdf). This should include examples of:
i. project briefs that you have written and delivered;
ii. examples of work produced by students that you have taught (annotated / contextualised);
3. A showreel of your own professional practice (pdf).
4. A current CV.