Programme Development Coordinator – CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Screen Skills Ireland are recruiting for the part-time, contract position of Programme Development Coordinator – CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme.

About Screen Skills Ireland

Screen Skills Ireland (SSI) is the leading agency with responsibility for investing in people and skills development for the screen sectors in Ireland. Screen Skills Ireland (part of Screen Ireland) designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives for the screen sector in Ireland, encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.

CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship

The CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship programme was one of 26 new national apprenticeships launched by the Minister for Education and Skills in December 2017 as part of the expanded Apprenticeship scheme.

Screen Skills Ireland are currently developing this new CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship programme with Technological University Dublin (TUD) and Animation Skillnet. This Apprenticeship will be at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Apprenticeships are on a statutory footing, and are approved by The Further Education and Training Authority, SOLAS and the Higher Education Authority.

Programme Development Coordinator – Role Description

We wish to engage a Programme Development Coordinator who will focus primarily on the development of the CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship programme.  This will be a part-time contract position and is envisaged as 3 days per week for a 6 month period during the development phase of the programme subject to validation. The role may require additional work along with the programme development.

This service will be crucial to the development of the CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme.

The Programme Development Coordinator should have a thorough knowledge of programme development, especially in the area of Apprenticeships, in Animation, VFX, Gaming and related sectors, which includes studio work practices, industry-standard software, technical skills such as the 3D pipeline and an in depth understanding of future trends and technologies in the space.

The Programme Development Coordinator will be required to have a strong link to the VFX, Animation and Gaming studios in Ireland.

The role will consist of:

  • Coordinating the development phase of the CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme.
  • Liaising with TU Dublin and Stakeholders on the development phase and into the delivery phase.
  • Identification of Key Industry Tutors.
  • Engaging with Industry Stakeholders, especially companies with a view to them participating in the programme.
  • Coordinating the programme delivery with SSI and TU Dublin.
  • Coordination of the recruitment process of new entrants to the programme.
  • This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related additional tasks.

Essential Experience and Qualities

  • Experience of working internationally in the Visual Effects Industry and Animation Industry across the technical area.
  • Experience of working in training and/or education provision, preferably across Animation VFX and Games.
  • Experience in apprenticeship development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • A forward thinker and ideas generator
  • A track record of project delivery.

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to  by Tuesday the 9th of April 2019.

This part-time contract will run over a 6 month period, subject to programme validation, remunerated at €250 per day (up to a maximum of 60 days). The successful candidate is not exclusive to SSI but will be required to abide by the Screen Ireland Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest rules. The successful candidate must be available to start immediately.​

The role will be based in Dublin.

Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland is under the aegis of the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.