Technical Coordinator: Digital Anthropology Lab


London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion - John Prince's St
Part time
College Office

12 August 2018 23:55

£37,265 - £44,708 pro rata pa

LCF are seeking to appoint a Technical Coordinator  for the Digital Anthropology Lab on a 0.6 basis.

The Digital Anthropology Lab is a research entity of LCF, University of the Arts London, with an ambitious vision to explore futures of digital for the human experience, within the production and consumption of fashion in its broadest context. Working across academic, industry and student led agendas within the University, the Digital Anthropology Lab seeks to capture and inspire imaginations, providing a research lens on emerging futures of digital experience and making in a global context across cultures.

The role seeks to provide technical leadership for the Digital Anthropology Lab and associated areas to include hardware procurement and maintenance, management of technicians, student flow within the DALab and contributing to student projects. The role critically seeks to appoint a candidate able to provide thought leadership and visionary thinking in the form of student inductions and lectures to inspire and guide on the technical application of the evolving space of where digital collides with fashion.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

Join us as we embark on an exciting journey over the next four years and beyond. By 2022 London College of Fashion will move to the Stratford Waterfront, as part of a new cultural hub in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

We are seeking a technical coordinator who is keen to develop thought leadership in technical areas by developing close working relationships across LCF. This will include students, course leaders, the research community and commercial organisations seeking to explore digital applications for fashion.

You will live and breathe technology, pick up new tech applications quickly and be able to create new opportunities in the area to develop and enhance the student experience. Key skills may include but not be limited to areas of Computer Vision, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, physical computing, 3D printing and digital design.

We are seeking a candidate who is able to work simultaneously across multiple projects and sites to build a network of technologies, technicians, experiments and ideas for students, staff and research fellows to interact with from within the DALab.

You will relish the opportunity to see students get to grips with a new technology and push it forward, you will be a confident presenter, able to inspire with your dictionary of technology experience, and you will question and work with our research community to make the seemingly digitally impossible a reality for fashion.

Our remit is broad, and whilst we are seeking a candidate who specialises in one or more areas, we are searching for a hybrid technical leader who is excited about the possibilities of working in an experimental, and futures facing technical role for fashion.

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.