The Landing are looking for a Technical Co-Ordinator for our new Maker Lab.
We are offering a unique opportunity to join our team at The Landing MediaCityUK, Salford as a hands-on Technical Co-ordinator for a new maker space. We’re looking for someone to manage the day to day operations of a new maker space based in The Landing at MediaCityUK and help us establish digital making within our wider ecosystem and business support programme. The space will support local businesses and entrepreneurs, students and graduates, industry partners and local residents.
Located in Blue Tower adjacent to the MediaCityUK Studio Block, The Landing is a Technical and Innovation cluster covering 53,500sq ft. The Landing houses over 100 Creative and Technology small businesses and is home to a range of studio and lab facilities including UX/gaming, post-production, virtual reality and cloud innovation. A proposed new makerspace on floor 4 of The Landing will connect with these other spaces and provide companies and innovators across GM with a unique integrated solution for product testing and delivery. Furthermore, it is intended that the makerspace will function also as a community resource to enable residents in Salford to access MediaCityUK technologies for skills development.
The Landing is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) and wholly owned by Salford City Council (SCC).
The Maker Technical Co-ordinator would work directly to the Technical Manager at The Landing but would be further supported by the Head of Programmes and Partnerships and Maker Eco-System Manager on a regular basis. You would be required to engage directly with digital businesses and communities and to ensure the efficient technical setup of the makerspace.
A knowledge of the digital media and creative sector is not essential but would be a significant advantage for candidates.
Full training will be given on all equipment.
Ideally you’ll have:
Duties would include:
This post is a maximum of 36hrs per week to be agreed on a flexible basis with the successful candidate. Some evening and weekend work may be required due to the nature of the role.
The role is initially a 12 month contract at a starting salary of £20,000 and will be reviewed thereafter.
The Landing is growing its programmes so the success of your role may determine the availability of a future permanent role.
Job title: Maker Technical Co-Ordinator (FT), The Landing
Location of work: The Landing, Blue, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays
Directly responsible to: Technical Manager, The Landing
Directly responsible for: No Direct reports
Hours of duty: 36 hours per week.
Primary purpose of the job: The Maker Technical Co-Ordinator will focus primarily on the day to day operations of a new maker space based in The Landing at MediaCityUK and help establish digital “making” within a wider ecosystem and business support programme.
The Landing/Maker Technical Co-Ordinator
Main duties and responsibilities/accountabilities:
How to apply:
Please send a CV, covering letter to include the 3 things you think are key to a successful maker space, and 2 reference contacts, to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Maker Technical Co-Ordinator’ in the subject line.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 18th September.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th September.