Senior Facilities Technician (AD09)

Job Title Senior Facilities Technician (AD09)
Location Johannesburg,ZA
Organization Name Film & Television Studies – Wits School of Arts
Department Description Film and Television is a teaching division in the Wits School of Arts that combines a critical approach to image making with creative practical training in the crafts of filmmaking. We welcome applications for the technical post of a Senior Facilities Technician.
Brief Description
The post requires management and maintenance of various editing labs, film studios and other digital equipment required for classes, student, in-house University and approved commercial productions. These include the video server, Lab computers, sound and projection facilities, Software upgrades (PC & MAC), installation and necessary trouble-shooting.  The responsibilities include checking new equipment on delivery and ensuring successful setup with the technical knowledge in hardware and software to run in-house maintenance and, where necessary, oversee all outsourced maintenance requirements.  Responsibilities include providing supportive function to the Production Committee while keeping abreast of new trends and workflows in digital film production and VR/Immersive technologies. The successful applicant will be required to work effectively with the Department’s equipment stores manager and production manager on a variety or responsibilities, including managing the Department’s online equipment booking system and assisting with the management of student editing and camera tutors.Who we want: experience, attributes, orientation and qualifications
We are looking for a professional with a range of experience in all technical aspects of the film and television industry and who understands and has knowledge of the latest trends in film, audio, VR/Immersive media, streaming content, film studio and television equipment and technology. Practical mechanical, digital and electronic knowledge of AV and film production and postproduction technology is essential. The successful applicant requires the ability to negotiate professionally with suppliers and interact with diverse students and staff. Demonstration of ability in creating spreadsheets and presenting comparative cost projections for Departmental digital infrastructure and equipment acquisition budgets is required.The applicant will need to be a motivated team player with good managerial and interpersonal skills who fits well within the Department’s workforce.

This 100% position is ideally suited to someone from the industry with experience understanding of film making workflows and pipelines wishing to contribute to the strategic development and forward planning of our technological infrastructure and who has the appropriate understanding of new emerging digital technologies and a passion for deploying these resources in a University learning environment within a School of Arts.

· Degree/diploma (Digital Film Post and Studio Production and Technologies)
· In-depth knowledge and experience of Digital Film making production technologies (Hardware and Software) and VR/Immersive media technologies.
· Evidence of a minimum 5 year’s work experience in professional film and/or television production and video postproduction systems.
· Working knowledge of Video Server Networking and Management.
· A committed team player who is able to work with students and staff within the Film & TV division.
· Be able to start in January 2022.

Enquiries ONLY: Mocke Van Veuren – Film and Television Department Email:

Remuneration: dependent on experience and qualifications

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How To Apply
To apply, submit a letter of motivation – clearly indicating which position you are applying for, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses).

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”

External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

*The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities.


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Closing Date: 5th December 2021

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