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R&D Producer

Department of Media Arts

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,931 starting salary per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 June 2021
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  0521-134

Full-Time, Fixed Term (18 Month Contract)

Would you like to work at the heart of innovation in creative industries? Are you excited about the possibilities that new forms of storytelling such as Virtual and Augmented reality bring? If so, this role may be for you.

We are looking for a highly organized, personable and enthusiastic Research & Development (R&D) Producer to manage the delivery of our innovation projects and coordinate our engagement with creative businesses. The role is a unique opportunity that will place you face to face with some of the UK’s most cutting-edge creative innovators, top industry players, and world-leading researchers. It is a chance to gain experience across creative R&D, communications and events, and contribute to the development of a high-growth, dynamic immersive storytelling sector.  

StoryFutures Creative Cluster brings together leading innovators in immersive storytelling with academic experts to develop ground-breaking ideas, prototypes and products using new forms of storytelling fuelled by technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Haptics and Artificial Intelligence. It is led by Royal Holloway, University of London working with major industry partners such as The National Gallery, BBC Studios, Festival 2022, the BFI, Nexus Studios, Arcade and more. Based in one of the UK’s top creative and digital industry areas, it is part of an unprecedented public investment in creative industries R&D through the Creative Industries Clusters programme

This role is central to our mission and has three key aspects: 

  • Managing the delivery of our R&D programmes working closely with leading creative innovators and academic experts
  • Coordinating our industry network and outreach, including organising events and communication activities, as well as responsibility over our industry database   
  • Tracking and reporting on our work to our funders, the Arts & Humanities including key performance indicators and drafting evaluation case studies.

We are looking for someone who thrives in a busy innovation environment, and who combines interest in creativity with strong coordination skills, experience of communicating to a wide range of audiences, and great attention to detail. 

In exchange, we are offering a supportive environment with plenty of opportunity for learning and growth, working with a team of highly creative and collaborative colleagues. 

You are likely to have solid experience coordinating projects and events, ideally in a creative, digital or marketing environment, along with strong communications and organisational skills, and experience of working with databases. Experience in a research and/or innovation is a bonus but not a must. Ideally you are a strong collaborator and have great digital skills across data management, cloud-based information systems, and content editing for blogs and social media. 

The post is initially for 18 months. 

This post is currently based on remote working. Once we return to our beautiful leafy campus in Egham, Surrey (within commuting distance from London) provisionally in the Autumn of 2021, the post holder will spend part of the week in the office and/or visiting our industry partners – the detail of this will be determined based on the developing situation. We are open to flexible and hybrid working approaches.   

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kristina Glushkova at Kristina.glushkova@rhul.ac.uk 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukThe RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0521-134

Closing Date:  Midnight, 13 June 2021

Interviews: Interviews will take place on the afternoon of 17 June 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake a few skills-based tasks on the day of the interview. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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