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StoryFutures Academy Festival 2022 Producer

Department of Media Arts

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £36,438 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 01 November 2021
Reference:  1021-390

Full-Time, Fixed-Term

Applications are invited for the post of StoryFutures Academy Festival 2022 Producer in the Media Arts Department.

This is to help StoryFutures deliver an amazing immersive storytelling experience for Unboxed2022 formerly known as Festival UK 2022 that will span the country, bringing together diverse new talent and some of the UK’s leading media names including the BFI, BBC, Nexus Studios, ISO Design, Produce UK, Uplands TV, The Reading Agency as well as Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go. 

We are seeking a Producer to join a team that will create StoryTrails (www.story-trails.com)  a magical experience that brings together film, broadcast and augmented reality, public archives, digital access and immersive storytelling to ask: “who are we, where did we come from and where are we headed?” Creatively led by David Olusoga, this is a project that will have national prominence in 2022, taking place across 15 UK locations – including NI, Wales and Scotland. You will be part of one of the world’s largest mainstream immersive storytelling experiences to date.  

The post will have a high-level of autonomy and responsibility for delivering different formats of immersive storytelling experiences. A strong understanding of how to construct narrative stories, factual formats and how to work with contributors and the general public are a must. You need not have any previous experience working with immersive technologies but you will have a curiosity about the future of creative media, and a willingness to learn new skills. A background in audio production would also be beneficial.  Excellent communications skills and an ability to shape and edit stories are crucial. You will need to be adept at juggling multiple demands and stakeholders, be familiar with compliance and/or risk assessments and able to apply and develop a high level of editorial standards in the ethics of place-based and historical storytelling.  

The post includes responsibility for working with a cohort of new creative practitioners and will involve training, mentoring and helping to oversee the work of this cohort as they deliver a series of audio based installations. It will also involve communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders, including our creative industry partners, librarians, community groups and audiences across the UK. Diversity and inclusion are therefore at the heart of these roles’ responsibilities and the ethos of the team.  

This role is available as either 11 months full time or 12 months as a negotiated pattern of full time and part time work.   

The post-holder must be available to start by 01 December 2021. The post involves management of a nationwide project and there is a requirement to travel. Remote working can be accommodated with occasional requirement to attend in person at our base in Egham.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact storyfutures@rhul.ac.uk  

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 1021-390

Closing Date:   Midnight, 1st November 2021

Interview Date: 5th November 2021

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. 

 

Further details:    Job Description     Person Specification    
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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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