Media Durham Co-ordinator

Durham University – Media and Communications

Location: Durham
Salary: £22,417 to £25,941
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th November 2020
Closes: 9th December 2020
Job Ref: 20000720 – Media Durham Co-ordinator at Durham University (

Media Durham and the role of Coordinator

The Wider Student Experience and the provision of opportunities for students to participate, excel and engage in the wider community (what we term as student enrichment at Durham) is a key pillar of the University Strategy.

Student enrichment across the University is broken down into seven Domains of Participation – one of these is the Arts and Culture. In recent years we have made great strides in both Music and Theatre and have sector leading programmes in both areas. Alongside Music and Theatre we have now made the decision to prioritise the development of student film and broader media including radio and photography – the coordination and development of these areas will sit under the umbrella of Media Durham.

The Media Durham Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development of these student media activities enabling students to excel, increasing levels of participation and embedding join initiatives with wider community partners. This work will be undertaken in close collaboration with both our Colleges and the Students’ Union. Film making will be a particular focus of the role and the successful post holder will be required to deliver training to students, staff and members of the wider community whilst also undertaking some filming projects themselves. With this in mind, demonstrable experience of film making is critical. The Media Durham Coordinator will also have the opportunity to work directly with the Department of Modern Languages and Culture (MLAC) as they further develop undergraduate modules in film making – partnership wo rk, internal and external will be a key component of the role and the opportunity to collaborate with MLAC is a prime example of this.

The post holder will also support the development of an on-line platform that will be designed to host digital student enrichment activity, to enhance accessibility and to showcase live and on-demand face-to-face performances and events including music concerts, theatre performances, sporting competition, volunteering projects and guest speakers. The Media Durham Coordinator will work directly with students and staff, including the University Marketing Team, to coordinate the on-going development and population of this platform as we aim to enhance accessibility, broaden enrichment activity and showcase the achievements of our outstanding students to the wider world including our global alumni and prospective undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

What you are required to submit

1. A CV;

2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;

3. Answer questions giving examples of how you satisfy the person specification essential criteria. (The Realising Your Potential Approach criteria may be referred to during interview)

Please ensure that you submit all documentation listed above or your application cannot proceed to the next stage.

At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work. We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.