Jobs

StoryFutures / Academy Social Media & Event Co-ordinator

Would you like to play a part in the future innovation of the UK’s creative industries? Are you interested in collaborating with world leading organisations like BBC Studios, Sky, the BFI and Pinewood Studios, as well as cutting edge innovators like Imaginarium Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment? Are you a confident and effective communicator with great organisational skills, an eye for social media content creation and a positive, proactive attitude?

Then this role may be for you. It is a brilliant, one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of the tea working across StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy: The National Centre for Immersive Storytelling based at Royal Holloway and the National Film & Television School. Both projects are part of the AHRC’s £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme created by the government’s Industrial Strategy Fund.

More info and applications here.

Closing Date: Midnight, 28 March 2019

Interview Date: Interviews will take place the week of 1 April 2019

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor James Bennett on james.bennett@rhul.ac.uk

Video Games Design Technician

Would you like to play a part in future innovation in the UK’s creative industries? Are you interested in collaborating with world leading organisations like Sony Interactive Entertainment, UK Games Fund, n:Dreams, BBC Studios, Pinewood Studios and the National Film & Television School, as well as cutting edge innovators like Imaginarium Studios? Are you technically minded and a good communicator who is able to solve and explain video game software/hardware problems?

Then this job may be for you! The Video Games Design Technician will join a new research and teaching initiative to develop novel story form and grow a next generation of talented video games artists and storytellers. Led by Royal Holloway, University of London, StoryFutures is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme. Working as part of a dedicated team, this new role will facilitate creative and collaborative development of gaming and immersive story experiences through provision of technical support, data management, operational skills training, and specialist advisory support to the Centre’s research students, staff and partners.

More info and applications here.

Closing Date: Midnight, 28 March 2019

Interview Date: 5th April 2019

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Keith Buckman on keith.buckman@rhul.ac.uk

Research Fellow: Audience Insights

Salary:  £35,333 – including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 04 March 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 15 March 2019

Applications are invited for the post of ‘Research Fellow: Audience Insights to join the Psychology Department in the new Centre for Digital Creativity at Royal Holloway University of London, as part of the multi-disciplinary StoryFutures project.

The successful candidate will form part of a new research team working closely with colleagues across the Centre. You will work in collaboration with some of the world’s leading creative companies. This post relates to ‘Audience Insight’, a work stream that runs throughout the StoryFutures Academy plans, specifically focusing on responses of audiences to new story experiences created by commercial partners. The role will interface between Psychology, Electronic Engineering, Media Arts and our diverse partner organisations across the creative screen and technology industries. The post holder will design, run and write up research into a range of different aspects of audience insight, developing innovative methods for understanding audience responses to new storytelling experiences driven by immersive technologies in particular.

More info and applications here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Polly Dalton at polly.dalton@rhul.ac.uk

Micro Machines PhD Scholarship

We are currently recruiting a full PhD scholarship as part of the StoryFutures research team, based in the Geography Department. The PhD will explore how creative and immersive industry micro-businesses and freelancers can develop new products, what resources they need to achieve this (financial, networked, collective, social and geographical), and what value does this bring to the cluster as a whole (defined along similar thematic lines).

The studentship includes a stipend of £16,777 (plus fees at home/EU rates) for three years. It will start in January 2019 or as close as possible thereafter.

Full details of the PhD project and scholarship are available here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Oli Mould at oli.mould@rhul.ac.uk.

Future Opportunities

In addition, Royal Holloway will be advertising for the following posts to help deliver StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy soon. Watch this space or get in touch:

  • Lecturer in Immersive Storytelling
  • Lecturer in Immersive Technology
  • Senior Lecturer in Video Games
  • Research Fellow in Immersive Technology (electronic engineering)