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Graduate Academic Assistant (3D Animation & Games)

Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries

Company:  Middlesex University
Location:  Hendon
Starting Salary:  £24,650 to £28,023 per annum
Grade:  Grade 4
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 22 months
Hours per Week:  35.5
Date Posted:  Wednesday 15 September 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 15 October 2021
Reference:  ACI97
Job Details:    Job Description    

Middlesex University are looking for a Graduate Academic Assistant (3D Animation & Games) to join the Visual Arts Department based in Hendon, North London. 

The role will typically be held by a graduate or postgraduate, with academic qualification(s) in 3D Animation and Games, equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree. 

The successful candidate will provide support to academic staff in aspects of academic and studio practice in a variety of environments within 3D Animation & Games and the Visual Arts Department. This could include support for student learning, teaching and assessment, research and/or knowledge transfer activities as well as academic administration duties and external exhibitions, screenings and events. 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their engagement with current 3D Animation and Games practice and have the ability to work with a diverse range of staff and students. Competency in 3D and Animation Fundamentals, and the core 3D software packages of Maya Arnold, Zbrush, and Substance Painter; and sound knowledge of specific techniques, such as sculpting, texturing, and rigging, are advantageous to applicants but are not essential. 

Please note: in order to foster your creative career, we are encouraging a job share, so please consider applying for either a 0.5 (2.5 days a week) fractional appointment. 

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are under-represented in this area. All recruitment decisions will be based on merit. We are a member of Athena SWAN a gender based charter, the Race Equality Charter, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident. 

We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups. We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the role profile.

If you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact Jonathan Hodgson by email on:

Overseas applicants for this post may be subject to the ATAS certificate requirements. A list of exemptions is here: For further information about the scheme see:

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