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jobby: Studio Technician, ECUAD, Vancouver

August 26, 2010

Studio Technician 3, Animation
Temporary Part-Time (60{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}) One Year Term Position (ASAP to May 2011)
Hours to be Determined (may include evening and weekend hours)
Pay Grade I ($2,335 to $2,500 per month)

Applications are invited for a Studio Technician to provide technical support to the delivery of curriculum and assist students in developing and articulating technical skills in the Animation area by providing original technical instruction, follow-up instruction and one-on-one support. Demonstrates to students the safe and appropriate use and application of equipment, materials, tools, techniques and processes. Advises students in solving technical problems. Maintains area studios, workshops, tools and equipment for curriculum needs. Monitors equipment, systems and facilities for failures; troubleshoots and repairs equipment and system problems where possible. Monitors budgets, maintains and orders supplies and maintains records for the work area. Works as part of a team with other technicians to recommend capital purchases, renovations and policies. Researches new equipment, products, materials and processes. Provides technical input into curriculum development as required. Assists faculty and students in the planning and preparation of the graduation show. Organizes the work, hires, trains and supervises student monitors and junior technical staff, as required. Oversees the general security and safety of the area. Participates as a member of various committees. Applicants will have a University or Media school diploma in Animation and at least three years job experience animating, or supporting animation in digital formats, or an equivalent level of education and/or experience. Considerable practical experience with animation pipeline encompassing a broad range of software, equipment, techniques and materials related to animation production including 3D computer animation and composting, drawn animation, puppet animation, cameras, and lighting. Previous job experience working in Gaming preferred. Considerable practical knowledge of 3D digital animation and a thorough understanding of production workflow in animation. Proven ability to crossover and combine digital and traditional animation production. Strong technical skills and understanding of network rendering management systems and hardware. Considerable experience and knowledge of Windows operating systems, hardware and peripherals. Strong technical skills working with After Effects, Maya, or Soft Image XSI (preferably both). Thorough knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Flash, Encore, and Flipbook or Stop Motion Pro. Working experience with C+, scripting and Maya, ZBrush and Toon Boon desirable. Well developed diagnostic and problem solving skills. Considerable knowledge of budget administration. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to clearly and effectively explain animation processes and techniques. Technical writing skills desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to establish good working relations with students, faculty and staff. Experience in organizing and directing the work of others. Ability to make decisions with independence within policies and guidelines. Good physical condition.

Some Typical Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Manager, Media Services, provides support to the curriculum areas. Troubleshoots software problems and provides technical advice to students, faculty and staff. Facilities an understanding of both general animation production and specialized animation techniques.
Works with faculty to create, schedule and deliver workshops and orientations with follow-up and original technical instruction. Exchanges technical information with other technicians and ensures continuity of technical instruction throughout the University.
Demonstrates the appropriate use of materials, tools, and equipment with a particular emphasis on ergonomics and safety.
May provide some day-to-day direction of work and act as a resource for junior technical staff. Hires, trains and supervises student monitors.
Monitors equipment, systems, and facilities for failures. Anticipates problems during peak loads and takes proactive measures. In consultation with ITS, troubleshoots and performs limited repairs on computer equipment and network system where possible; contacts ITS, AV, and Facilities as necessary. Performs regular equipment maintenance as directed by ITS.
Monitors and maintains Animation’s computer labs and computer work spaces for security, safety, effectiveness, and cleanliness.
Creates and maintains documentation, reference material, technical information, workstation instructions, and other instructional and departmental documents in both print and electronic formats. Creates and maintains informational signage and booking systems for the department.

Please send a cover letter and resume (quoting competition #S015-2010) by 4:00pm, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 to: Human Resources, Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R9, Fax: (604) 844-3885 Email:

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