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Head of UTS Animal Logic Academy


Established in 2017, the UTS Animal Logic Academy is a custom built, award-winning educational digital production (or Animation and VFX) studio and teaching facility at the UTS campus in Sydney, offering a Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV) and PhD research opportunities. Current research projects have already won awards at industry festivals, covering areas as diverse as hybrid CG/motion-control film-making, digital archiving techniques, and real-time music visualisation.he Academy forms part of the broader Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation.Graduates have gone on to work for Method Studios, Flying Bark, Animal Logic, and in 2018 their work has already been recognised with awards from The Rookies, Autodesk Shotgun and the AEAF.

Our Role

Our new Academy Head will:

•  lead the development and execution of a strategy that builds long-term investment, engagement, participation and support
•  shape the ongoing vision, direction and priorities of the UTS Animal Logic Academy Program
•  promote and enhance the University's reputation as a leader in the creative industries and drive the University's creative agenda           forward
•  mentor a high-performing team

What capabilities do you need to demonstrate?

•  Leadership - delivering compelling and inspiring leadership, delivering an integrated Academy with strong links to industry

•  People management - leading and fostering collaboration and teamwork, coaching and mentoring staff, providing development opportunities

•  Operational management - delivering strategic budget planning, budget analysis and modelling

•  Relationship building - representing UTS and the Animal Logic Academy to a range of stakeholders, internally and externally

•  Vision - meeting the visionary creative intelligence and innovation objectives of the University

Who are you?

• Mentor, coach and leader
• Exceptional communicator
• Clear thinker, strategic planner
• Implementer, deliverer, solutions provider
• Change manager, creative problem solver
• Collaborator, relationship builder and stakeholder engager

General Management experience in the design, animation, VFX or emerging technology industries will be considered highly desirable


A competitive and comprehensive remuneration package will be offered, including 17% superannuation (pension).
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC127034.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Mark Glaze in the UTS Recruitment Team at +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.
We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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