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Assistant Technical Director
Electric Theatre Collective

Opportunity closes: 17th Aug 2022
Type: Full Time Job
Based: London
Salary: £26,000.00 to £30,000.00

Website: electrictheatre.tv
Instagram: @electric.theatre.collective

Reports to: Head of RND

Assistant technical directors (ATDs) are expected to perform a diverse set of technical support functions in order to ensure the smooth running of a visual effects project from acquisition to delivery by:

  • Supporting and troubleshooting the pipeline and workflow tools
  • Providing technical assistance to people in creative departments
  • Assisting in managing data and resources and identifying how to improve efficiency (render farm, disk usage, file transfers, existing tools)
  • Gathering artist requirements, designing flexible, efficient solutions and coding small-scale tools
  • Contributing to testing and feedback for software releases from the R&D team
  • Prototyping and presenting to intended users to aid in designing better solutions


Assistant Technical Directors will be expected to have the following knowledge and skills:

  • The general VFX shot pipeline, including general knowledge of all artists’ roles within the shot’s lifetime and their needs and deliverables.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software packages e.g. Maya, Houdini, Nuke, etc.
  • Show technical competence in at least one industry standard VFX software
  • Use a variety of graphical applications (PyQT, PySide), scripting languages (Python, Shell) and operating systems (Linux)
  • Write good quality code (logic) with sound syntax in at least one language
  • Select and use appropriate software development tools and techniques (Git)


Assistant Technical Directors will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Initiative and a keen ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues (technical developers and non-technical artists) and work as part of a team
  • Ability to take direction and willingness to address feedback, and to be self-critical of the quality of work produced
  • Ability to manage priorities and bring multiple tasks to completion within deadline
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop professionally
  • Respect for the procedures or requirements of our studio, production or pipeline
  • Proactive attitude to research and access available resource
  • A high level of professionalism, good time keeping with a focus on the work


Must have

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of experience with Linux
  • At least 1 year of experience with Python

How To Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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