Technical Theatre Developer – KTP Associate
graduate job

Technical Theatre Developer – KTP Associate

Footprint Scenery Limited / London South Bank University
Time left to apply
19 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to work with Footprint Scenery Limited to develop a technology-enabled maker-space which blends display and multimedia technologies with traditional scenery set design. You will work with clients to explore their ideas around creating immersive environments to develop a set of requirements. You will then develop prototypes and evaluate the quality of immersion against these requirements. The ability to translate a client idea into a working/experimental prototype will enable you and Footprint Scenery to exert more creative control during the design and consultation process. This will enable Footprint to develop an immersive design agency as a service to its customers.

Company information

Footprint Scenery develops props and scenery for the entertainment, performing arts and brand/retail sector. The company generates revenue from commissioned work designing and manufacturing solutions around a client brief. Footprints brings together design and build services to deliver solutions for brands, retail, theatre, film and television, major events and exhibitions. Footprint have supplied design, scenic and prop-making services to London 2012 Ceremonies, Sochi Winter Games, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, BBC, Mediacom, ITV, Slice, Future Cinema, Liberty, Crabtree & Evelyn and The Southbank Centre.

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme funded by Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.

Person requirements

The role will challenge you to add value to a client brief by exploring cross media platforms, live event production, creative & digital design, through to production engineering. Supported by a team of academics at London South Bank University (LSBU), you will take the creative lead in determining how and when to embed technology into concepts as you push boundaries in the cross-over between the physical and digital. An appreciation that through trial-and-error will come new understanding will require you to work outside of your comfort zone (problem-solving). This role would suit a recent graduate or young professional with experience of the multimedia and digital arts sector.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Ideally you will have a first class or 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in any of the following disciplines:

  • Theatre design or theatre production
  • Multimedia and digital arts
  • Product design
  • Or other relevant subject area

Candidates without academic qualifications but industry experience are encouraged to apply. Experience of working in the creative/digital sector or experience developing live events and performances would be an advantage.

Accepted degree subjects

art and design · mechanical engineering · music and performing arts



£4k Training budget tailored towards your personal development



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Job ref: REQ0990

Closing date: 02/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 02/01/2018

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