Studio Manager, CAMERA Motion Capture Innovation Studio (fixed-term post)

Job title Studio Manager, CAMERA Motion Capture Innovation Studio (fixed-term post)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 17 January 2020

Closing date Monday 10 February 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7393


The University has now been awarded funding from the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) for a new motion capture facility.

We are seeking a highly organised and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in creative technology to lead the overall management of the newly formed motion capture innovation studio. You will be expected to:

  • Provide operational leadership to the new facility, including line management of its technician
  • Lead on reporting of activity to the Project Director and through ERDF reporting mechanisms
  • Liaise regularly with the project Director regarding performance against the project’s objectives and output targets
  • Liaise with business support enquiries and triage businesses according to their innovation needs, setting out a course of support leading to a full assist where appropriate
  • Ensure that support provided is captured and evidenced in accordance with ERDF business assist definitions and regulations
  • Broker business to other sources of regional and national support where appropriate, including project delivery partners and the University’s other industry engagement mechanisms
  • Oversee the financial management of the studio with support from the project officer
  • Manage the relationship with the project delivery partners
  • Manager the relationship with the site management

You will be expected to be knowledgeable in the area of motion capture, studio management and have significant experience of higher education and ERDF projects.

This is newly formed facility and you will be central to setting up the new motion capture facility, including its services, utilities and lease arrangements.

This is a fixed-term role until November 2022.

The facility will work with regional small to medium sized companies, and be a conduit for the research and innovation activity on campus to be transferred to companies to innovative and grow. The project includes partners including Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bath Spa University and Radium Audio.

The University of Bath is an international leader in motion capture and analysis, with high profile research centres including the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA).

The aim of CAMERA is to create research impact in the areas of Entertainment, Human Performance Enhancement (e.g. Sport and Training) and Assistive Technologies (e.g. Health). CAMERA has a state of the art motion-capture studio, including a range of full body and facial Vicon optical capture systems and multi-camera 4K arrays to support its research. CAMERA researchers work across the Departments of Computer Science and Health, with a common technical for high end motion capture and analysis.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.