Technician (Filmmaking & Creative Technologies) at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Application closing date: 26 Jul 2024 1:00pm

Based: Mount Street, Liverpool, L1 9HF

Salary: £27,181 – £29,605 (Pay Award Pending)

Position: Technician (Filmmaking & Creative Technologies)

Contract: Full time, Fixed Term Contract


Job description

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies. We enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes.

We are looking to recruit a Filmmaking Technician for our Technical Services Team to support the equipment specifically used on our Filmmaking & Creative Technologies and Acting (Screen & Digital) courses. The postholder will be responsible for coordinating the administration and operational oversight for film production both on and off campus and will assist the Technical Services Manager in supporting curriculum delivery across the Institute. They will also be responsible for the supervision, maintenance and booking of Filmmaking & Creative Technologies equipment, Acting (Screen & Digital) equipment and Technical Services streaming equipment and setup along with providing a customer facing role for bookings and events.

The duties for this post include:

  • To ensure adequate arrangements exist for the storage, distribution and maintenance of Filmmaking & Creative Technologies and Acting (Screen & Digital) equipment.
    • To provide first-line technical support ensure the smooth processing of equipment booking requests generated from Smarthub, the Institute’s booking system.
    • To maintain a safe and secure environment with respect to Filmmaking & Creative Technologies equipment, Acting (Screen & Digital) and live streaming.
    • To support students and staff in achieving their learning goals and enhance departmental communication.
    • To provide support for major LIPA events (open days / guest speakers etc.).
    • To assist with budget preparations and the ordering of equipment.

The ideal candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. A thorough working knowledge of digital video equipment, including digital cameras and live digital video mixing systems and in booking equipment is essential. Experience of configuring and deploying digital audio and video networks would be advantageous. In addition, you should have excellent oral and written communication skills and an organised and methodical approach to your work.

In return we offer a highly creative working environment that will inspire you to fulfil your potential and training opportunities to develop your skills and experience, competitive salary commensurate with experience, pension, generous holiday entitlements, and complimentary tickets to our inhouse productions.

This post will commence as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th July at 1pm.

You can download or request a hard copy of the details and an application form from our website on the following link:

CV’s will not be accepted.

Should you have any questions about the application process or require reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact our Recruitment Team on or 0151 330 3091.

Please send your completed application form to

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities
As an equal opportunity’s employer, LIPA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
As part of our Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 we are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans-gender.

Appointments will always be made on merit.

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