Technical Assistant in Media & Audio-Visual Resources

Date advertised

15 March 2023

Closing date

2 April 2023


IT, Library & Technical Services (ILTS)


Technical Services

Required hours

Full Time


All three sites


£30,680 - £33,903 per annum

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world ‘s number 1 art & design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the largest world-wide survey of academic and industry opinion.

We are looking for an experienced, adaptable, dynamic, highly motivated and outcome-focused person to work with our technical support team at the Royal College of Art on a full-time basis.

You will be supporting students from across all  3 sites in delivery of the services within the resource store for hiring/return of equipment and advice on use of AV/ Media equipment.

The day job as a Technical Assistant in Media and Audio Visual Resources:

  • Provide assistance and advice to students, staff and visitors with routine activities including a loans and equipment supply service to students and staff, running and operating loans desk systems including checking, issuing and storage of a broad range of equipment.
  • Provide assistance and advice to students, staff and visitors including the general use of Media and AV equipment
  • Continual learning as part of a dynamic team.
  • Making sure booked equipment is maintained correctly and checked when issued and returned.
  • Provide advice, guidance on show AV equipment issued from resource store for installation work, shows, pop-up events, seminars, exhibitions

What you will need to have:

  • knowledge of photographic, video and sound recording equipment, understanding of digital projectors, display screens, video and audio playback equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to use initiative and work as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational, time management, planning and problem solving skills
  • Excellent user focus and a flexible approach

This is a full time and permanent role, working 35 hours per week at our Battersea, Kensington and White City campus as required.

Please apply on our company web site, you are welcome to upload your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be ideal for this role.

If shortlisted, we will contact you to arrange an informal telephone or zoom call.

Closing Date: 11.59pm on Sunday 2nd April 2023

Interview date: TBC

Please note:  Depending on the volume of applications this advert may be removed before the closing date so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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