Stage Leader MA Character Animation



Central Saint Martins
Performance Programme
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Grade 6
£48,534 - £58,474 pro-rata (£29,120.40 - £35,084.40 per annum)


Part time - 22.2 hours per week

23 January 2023 23:55

The opportunity

There are two Stage Leader roles for the MA Character Animation course at UAL: Central Saint Martins. These are new positions necessary due to the growing success of the course. MA Character Animation is a thriving course and we are keen to appoint Stage Leaders for each year of the course delivery along with two new lecturer positions and a newly created animation technician role. This course has established itself as genuinely unique in the field of character animation and performance. You will be a key contributor to the management and future evolution of the course and be part of a growing Performance programme.

You will be responsible for teaching, participating in course development, and on-going scholarship/practice development. You will co-ordinate and oversee pastoral support, student engagement, and the academic support needs of your designated year group. Your role will actively promote diversity and inclusivity in both teaching and curriculum management, working alongside the Programme and Course Leadership to achieve positive outcomes and effect continuous improvement.

This is an opportunity for candidates who are interested in developing ambitious teaching practices to join the course team which includes storytellers, actors, character designers, editors, and sound designers.

About you

The successful applicants will join a team of practitioners and academics with expertise covering a whole spectrum of techniques in 2D, CGI, stop motion and mixed media. This is an opportunity for someone who is keen to stay active with their individual professional practice alongside a career role as an academic with responsibilities for the next generation of creatives in the animation industries.

You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of animated performance and its principles and to have knowledge and practical experience in making animated content with convincing emotional and psychological nuance.

It is essential that candidates demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion in their teaching and assessment practices.

If you have any queries about this role  please contact, Shaun Clark, MACA Course Leaders via email at

Timeline: Please submit your application by Tuesday 17 January at 23:55.

To apply click on “Apply” at the bottom of the page. Please upload your CV with links to animation work (Word or PDF format). Your personal statement should cover the following questions:

  • What do you feel you can bring to the MA Character Animation course?
  • Which animation techniques are you comfortable with using and teaching?
  • Why have you decided to apply for this position?

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: 0207 514 7885 or email:

What we offer


We are UAL

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

Performance at CSM explores the boundaries of the discipline and associated realms. This is a diverse and energised teaching and learning community where all are active as creative professionals and researchers. The team is comprised of emerging and established practitioners who bring together a breadth of influence and creative insights to inform and enhance an ambitious vision for the discipline that is firmly committed to social purpose, fairness and cultural representation.

Our culture


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