Call For: TV Studio Technician

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TV Studio Technician required in Third Level Institution, Dublin.


The primary role of a Technician is to ensure the timely provision of technical supports and services which enable the smooth operation of TV studios, classrooms, workshops, laboratories and other facilities as assigned.


This is achieved through working in conjunction with Academic and other staff to plan and provide the necessary materials, equipment and technical assistance required by staff, students and clients of the Institute.


The Technician will be delegated responsibility for technical supports, services and infrastructure within their areas of responsibility.


Indicative duties and responsibilities that can be assigned include:


  • Assisting in managing the interface in the provision of contracted technical services by the Institute and with external contracted services to the Institute.
  • Carrying out routine maintenance of equipment and commissioning of new equipment to include Installing and testing of studio equipment and software, making software available to appropriate users, ensuring anti-virus software is installed and kept up to date, network management where appropriate.
  • Carrying out of safety audits in the TV Studio(s) in cooperation with other grades of staff to include monitoring, testing and recording of condition of safety equipment and class materials to comply with Health and Safety Regulation and other Regulations specific to TV Studios and Operations.
  • Client induction to TV Studios/Labs /Workshops/Services and associated equipment and facilities to include all Health and Safety protocols and records management associated with same.
  • Effective management, control of assigned technical equipment, materials and other resources, ensuring that the TV studios and associated facilities are kept clean, tidy and in good order.
  • Engaging in research activities to include associated operational processes and acting as an advisor to staff and students on new developments.
  • Inputting to technical services and business continuity planning to include working with the Senior Technical Officer and others to include designated management members to define service requirements and monitor service levels in the TV Studio(s).
  • Inputting to programmatic, functional and institutional reviews.
  • Managing TV Studio and related facilities / operations to include implementing timely solution focused actions to ensure continuity of service.
  • Planning and ensuring that teaching, learning and research based technical services and supports are available on a timely basis to underpin programme and operational delivery. This to include writing and updating technical instruction manuals for staff and students.
  • Preparing technical specification for acquisition and upgrading of new and updating TV Studio equipment control rooms, studio lighting, post-production workflows and other related activities.
  • Problem solving with key staff any issues which require referral and action at Academic, Technical and Administrative Management level within IADT.
  • Providing consultative, advisory and technical services and support to lecturers, students and clients in TV Studio operations and techniques and assist in ensuring the safe and smooth running of events, programmes, courses etc.
  • Providing specialist technical support required for set up and programme delivery to include management of tests, class and project activities associated materials, equipment and technical infrastructure.


Essential academic qualifications and professional experience:


Applicants for this position must, as a minimum, have:


(i)        An Ordinary Degree (level 7 of the NFQ Framework) from a recognised degree awarding authority, majoring in either Audio Visual Media Technology or Broadcast Engineering or Broadcast Technology or TV Production or Film Production or Broadcasting or an approved equivalent qualification*  and

(ii)      Not less than one year’s relevant and acceptable experience subsequent to obtaining the qualifications specified in (i) above.


* Individuals applying on the basis of an approved equivalent qualification to the ordinary degree specified in (i) above must submit a detailed case supported by full documentation justifying their contention that their qualifications are or have been judged to be equivalent to the qualifications in the relevant discipline sought.  


Where English is not the first language of the applicant they must possess fluency in written and spoken English.


Where formal certification of fluency has already been acquired then this must be referred to in your application.


Where certification has not been obtained then the applicant should address this competency when completing their personal statement.

Desirable Qualifications and experience:


  • An undergraduate qualification at NFQ Level 8 or higher qualification in either Audio Visual Media Technology or Broadcast Engineering or Broadcast Technology or TV Production or Film Production or Broadcasting or an approved equivalent qualification.
  • Enhanced post qualification training and skills development relevant to the role advertised.
  • Experience above the minimum required in professional practice/industry and/or teaching or training at an appropriate level.
  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Well-developed ICT, Organisation and Administrative Skills.

Appointments will be made on a Fixed Term Full-time basis for a period of three to five years subject to the satisfactory service during the probationary period and continuation of funding.


The current scale for new entrants is €27,814 to €37,640 per annum. 39 hours per week applies.


Applications MUST be made via the online application form, which can be found HERE.


Closing date: Noon, Friday 30th August 2013.


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