Specialist Technician Digital Media (Physical Computing)


Central Saint Martins
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Full time

5 December 2021 23:55

14 December 2021
£35,468 - £43,558 per annum

CSM is a pioneering world leader in art and design education. With digital making technology constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. The digital technical resource provides technical support to a students from a range of subject areas that include, Graphic and Communication Design, Fashion, Fine Art, Architecture, Product Design, Curating and Criticism.

You will not only bring key skills in Physical Computing, Programming and Coding with you but will have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience across a wide range of technical workshops. This post is largely a flexible role and you will work to a structured roster over the course of the year.

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. 

Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education.  Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally.  The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline.  Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area. CSM sits at the heart of London’s creative scene, and of one of Europe’s most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King’s Cross, making the college increasingly important to London’s cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible.

We are looking for a creative, self-motivated person who can also contribute to the technological development of the department. You should have a qualification within the relevant area (ie Art, Design, Engineering) and have industry experience an area related to digital making.

The successful applicant will have knowledge of –

Physical Computing:

- Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other electronic prototyping platforms (essential)

- Electronics (essential)

- Programming languages such as C/C++/Python (essential)


Other Specialist knowledge of:

- TouchDesigner (desirable)

- Machine Learning/AI (desirable)

- Robotics (desirable)


Applicants are welcome to provide a link to an online portfolio of work as part of the application process.

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

If you have any queries about this role please contact CSM’s Resourcing Team via email jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.