Digital Library Content Creator – Graduate/undergraduate placement

Digital Library Content Creator – Graduate/undergraduate placement


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CAT seeks a recent graduate or undergraduate to join our team as a Digital Library Content Creator on a one year placement to work alongside our engagement team and Zero Carbon Britain hub to create audiovisual and digital content exploring various aspects of sustainability for use both onsite and online.

About CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an education, research and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. This placement will work with the CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment (GSE), the Zero Carbon Hub and Engagement team, to create a library of digital content which will be used to support the development of its online audiences during 2021-22.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team and be supported to gain knowledge of a wide variety of sustainable technologies across the themes of energy, building, land use and ecology. The work involves creating digital content such as videos, articles, blog posts and photos to support online engagement through the CAT website and webinar programme with schools, universities, local authorities, and the public. The content will bring CAT’s demonstration and learning into people’s homes and institutions.

This role would be suitable for a person who wishes to build on their experience of interviewing, video production and editing and generally delivering both useful and appealing online information.

This post would be suitable for candidates with an interest in sustainability, science and technology and with a desire to gain practical experience in the field of public engagement.

It is envisaged that under the current COVID-19 restrictions, the successful candidate will be required to work from home for some of their time but the post will require some attendance on site and may require travel elsewhere within the UK.

The placement student will also be able to benefit from the opportunity to take two, free, CAT short courses of their choice.

Job Details

  • Salary: £19, 227.57 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Responsible to: Engagement Manager
  • Location: Normally at charity’s site near Machynlleth, Mid Wales/working from home. However, the role will involve some travel within the UK.
  • Working Days: Normally Monday to Friday
  • Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Contract
  • Closing date for applications: 9am on 1 March 2021
  • Interview to be held: Week commencing 8 March 2021
  • Expected start date: 5 April 2021

COVID-19 considerations:

Staff are working remotely as much as possible, subject to individual roles. Working arrangements for staff comply with all current applicable COVID-19 guidance and are updated as and when the guidance changes.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working alongside existing members of the team the post holder will;
  • Author and produce multimedia material working with an editorial group drawn from the CAT, GSE, Zero Carbon Hub and Engagement and Media teams. The post holder will be able to suggest formats and layouts, and analyse audiences.
  • Develop and deliver a digital version of CAT’s onsite Zero Carbon Britain trail.
  • Plan the work process required to deliver delegated tasks, identifying the appropriate methods and technologies and reporting progress to Engagement Manger on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the delivery of onsite activities for day visitors, schools and other visiting groups including university undergraduate and master’s students.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of engagement support materials as required.

This is an externally funded placement available to:

  1. An undergraduate who is either required to or chooses to take a year out from academic studies to gain practical experience.
  2. An undergraduate due to complete their studies during 2021.
  3. A person who has graduated during 2020.

To learn more about the role, download the full job description:

Digital Library Content Creator – Graduate/undergraduate placement

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