Job Details

  • Reference number: E220278
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 8th

Background to Position

The main purpose of this position is to manage the UCT TV Studio technically and administratively, taking responsibility for the care, upkeep and operation of the facility, line managing staff and having input in a variety of aspects associated with the day to day operations as well as the longer-term strategic planning of the facility (including HR-related administration, marketing, teaching and learning, and social responsiveness projects). The CTO is line-managed by the UCT-TV Academic Director, who in turn is line managed by the Director of the CFMS. After induction and relevant training and evaluation have been completed the CTO manages fulltime PASS staff as well as part time staff members and interns where relevant.

Job Description

Studio infrastructure design and maintenance:

This includes restructuring and enabling the functionality of systems in the various operating areas of the studio (multi-camera production, single camera production, post-production, duplications & format conversions, live streaming), staying abreast of technical advances and giving input on equipment purchases.

Video production, audio recording and post-production:

Overseeing, performing and quality control of video production, audio recording and post production. This includes audio, multi-camera and single camera video, in studio and on location. The CTO is responsible for advising clients on production aspects (technical and conceptual) and performing or overseeing the performance of creative and technical aspects (including those related to camera, sound, lighting and post production) for the project undertaken.

Training:

Training students, staff and social responsiveness project participants to operate production equipment and studio systems including cameras, audio recording devices, control room equipment (including vision mixer, vision control, lighting control, audio mixer) during UCT TV teaching and learning courses and on an ad hoc basis.

Management:

Managing day to day running of the facility in collaboration with other permanent and part time, academic and pass staff members and contributing to long term strategy (including business strategy, equipment acquisitions, staffing etc). Chairing monthly UCT TV Studio staff meeting, attending Baxter health and safety meeting and (from time to time) Baxter management meeting.

HR tasks:

Overseeing full time and part time studio staff, including daily activities, performance evaluations and staff development. [Currently there are two full time PASS staff members (senior secretary and technical officer), and the part time staff complement changes according to studio and project needs. Thought the learning coordinator and producer report to the academic director, the CTO may need to oversee HR functions relating to them and any interns engaged by the Studio at any given time]

Duplications, format conversions and other services:

Overseeing, performing and quality controlling duplications and format conversions and other services.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum qualifications: 

Diploma or degree in video technology, film production, electronic engineering, project management or another field relevant to the job description.

Minimum experience (type and years:

10 years professional experience in relevant positions.

Skills:

  • Management or project management
  • Video production
  • Multi-camera studio operation/production
  • Good people skills & ability to manage and inspire a diverse team
  • Strong verbal and written English Ability to use MS Office software, relevant post-production software

Knowledge:

  • Video production equipment and services
  • Video production quality standards
  • Production workflows
  • Broadcast standards
  • Other requirements (If the position requires the handling of cash or finances, other requirements must include ‘Honesty to handle cash or finances’.)

    • Strong work ethic, dedication/commitment to work and quality of outputs
    • Must be willing to take ownership of position and develop job description based on changing institutional needs and own competencies and interests
    • Desire to facilitate learning and foster growth in others
    • Desire to engage in continuous learning
    • Ability to take input from superiors, work collaboratively with peers and delegate to others
    • Desire to become part of a team and foster positive working environment Must enjoy working with diverse colleagues
    • Awareness of and sensitivity to diversity on campus Zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination in work environment and ability to deal with same in decisive and constructive way

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file:

  • UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
  • Letter of motivation systematically indicating how you meet the requirements as above, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names of three referees and their email addresses; and
  • Certified transcripts of your academic results.

    Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.

    An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

    CT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities.”Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf

    UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

    About University of Cape Town

    The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.