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XR Lecturer (Immersive Creative Computing, Design and Production)
NSC Creative is an award-winning UK studio with over 18 years of experience in immersive media based at the National Space Centre, Leicester, UK. They specialise in immersive experiences for XR, domes, theme parks, attractions and museums. nsccreative.com
NSC Creative are looking for a multi-disciplined XR Lecturer to take a leading role in the development and delivery of new creative computing programmes. This will be part of a newly formed Immersive Storytelling Academy at the National Space Centre.
You will have a passion and understanding for all things XR related to include Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality and other immersive mediums.
At least 3 years post-qualification teaching experience in a related creative or computing subject at FE or Sixth Form across a range of abilities is required.
The role will be split between 3 key areas:
• Level 3 (16-18) formal delivery onsite at NSC’s new Immersive Lab in partnership with Leicester College on a new related qualification
• Level 2 (11-16) informal delivery onsite at NSC, in schools and community centres
• Development of new methodologies to adapt digital creative media production to XR related mediums
The first 6 months of the post will focus on Level 2 informal delivery and program development and then be balanced with Level 3 delivery from Sept 2020.
The ideal candidate will be confident in teaching Unity as the primary real-time engine for most development work but additional tools will be used as necessary such as Blender and Adobe Creative Cloud along with traditional art skills for pre-production and design. You will take young people with no experience of coding to a point of creating simple XR apps.
You will adapt traditional digital games design and development teaching methodologies to XR technology with input from NSC Creative XR industry professionals and NSC education specialists.
A fundamental understanding of all areas of interactive design and development including programming, design, art, animation and sound is required. We appreciate the broad range of skills requested. Areas with less experience will be supported via in-house training and knowledge transfer with NSC Creative team members.
You will manage the day to day use of a brand new state-of-the-art Immersive Lab featuring the latest VR, AR and MR equipment plus volumetric depth capture, 360 video live capture and stereoscopic 3D dome. This facility will be used for teaching and programme delivery, community generated co-creation and NSC Creative production testing for industry projects.
A key objective is to establish innovative new ways to teach and produce immersive content within immersive environments and explore space science visualization and communication techniques for XR.
Establish XR Game Jams with local communities to enable accessibility to the latest XR technology.
Above all create an environment that stimulates young people to creatively explore immersive technology and showcase career pathways in the creative and computing industries.
Closing date: 12pm Monday 30 September 2019.
Interviews will be held w/c 7 October 2019.
• 2 year contract with the possibility of future extension
• Salary upto £40k per annum dependent on experience
• Required to work on-site at National Space Centre, Leicester, UK. Some activities may take place throughout other areas in Leicester
• 37.5 hours a week. These will normally be from Monday to Friday but there will be a requirement for some evening and weekend work. Time off in lieu will be granted accordingly. Please note that this job is not term-time only
• Holiday entitlement is 32 days per year (including Bank Holidays)
• Role reports to Director of NSC Creative
Start date January 2020.
Applicants MUST be eligible to work in the UK.
Qualified Teacher Status and experience of teaching a relevant subject at FE or Sixth Form level are requirements for the role.
In your CV please include your Education & Qualifications along with any relevant training. Please list current and all previous employers and give an explanation for any breaks in employment. Please indicate the subject areas that you have experience of teaching in.
In your cover letter please explain in your own words why you believe you are a suitable candidate, and what particular qualities and experience you would bring to the post if appointed.
Please apply for this role via the following online application form
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