Career opportunities at Catalyst

Catalyst is an international creative production and performance learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus. Our courses span electronic music production and performance, music production and sound engineering, film production, tech arts & visual effects, and acting and follow a progressive educational approach. We provide students with a safe space to dream big, grow their own greatness and build a life they love.

Our international team of professionals work under a progressive work model called Holacracy - a decentralised management system where decision-making is distributed throughout different circles that hold clear and driven purposes and all feed back to our core values. Working with purpose means that our roles and accountabilities adapt to always align with our purposes and this provides for a flexible and dynamic work and collaboration amongst our team members.

What can you expect from us:
- Opportunity to learn and exchange experiences with a vibrant creative community
- Dynamic and fast changing work environment
- Encouragement to express yourself and take initiative in shaping your role
- Freedom to express yourself within your specific academic focus
- Possibilities to develop yourself as teacher as well as a music professional

Current open positions at Catalyst

See the open positions and consider joining the Catalyst community.

Programme Lead - Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A. (Hons)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to refine and run our Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A programme according to your own practical experience in the industry whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before - but your hands will be free to develop the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position could be anything up to a full-time position depending on the skills you have to offer and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow.

Purpose

Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Setting out objectives, vision and strategy
  • Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods
  • Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment
  • Developing marketing copy
  • Interviewing prospective students
  • Communicating with potential students about the course
  • Advertising for, interviewing and hiring new tutors
  • Providing educational support and planning for tutors
  • Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors
  • Attending weekly team meetings

About You
You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-

  • Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant M.A to back it up
  • Strong communicator speaking and writing in English at a high level
  • An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
  • Highly developed real-world teaching practice at Higher Education level
  • Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes
  • Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others
  • Experience in conceiving, developing and enacting planning strategies
  • Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets
  • Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player
  • You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of earlier real-world roles/ projects to prove your abilities with a deep knowledge and practical understanding of working in a higher education environment (U.K HE sector a bonus)

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process. Short-listed applicants may work a trial day as part of the interview process.

Next Steps
Please describe to us (in 500 words) why you’re the perfect fit for the job. Please send that text in the body of your email with your most recent CV attached as a PDF to the indicated email address. Email this to [email protected] with 'Visual Effects PL' as a subject.

Paid Advertising Specialist

Deadline for application: 30th of January 2022

We're looking for Paid Advertising Specialist to join our Storytelling & Admissions team for 2 days / week from March 2022.

The Paid Advertising Specialist’s main purpose is to maximise the potential audience engaging with our website and offers through engaging online advertising campaigns and cost-effective paid advertisement strategies.

Accountabilities:

  • Building and optimising paid advertising campaigns across both Google and Facebook/Meta platforms (these include Google Search, Display, YouTube, FB and Instagram).
  • Creating dynamic paid ad strategies and adjusting to real-life data input.
  • Integrating admissions timeline and communication milestones into advertising campaigns.
  • Providing clear and easily-digestible reporting which will enable actionable insights for the team.
  • Developing and implementing the paid marketing strategy, maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of an annual budget split across an international target audience.
  • Supporting the Storytelling & Admissions circle with weekly catch-ups and reviews.

About You
You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:

  • Experienced in building and optimising paid advertising campaigns across both Google and Facebook/Meta platforms.
  • Experience in creating dynamic paid ad strategies and adjusting to real-life data input.
  • A data-wizz who is able to provide clear and easily-digestible reporting which will enable actionable insights for the team.
  • Organised, self-motivated and keen for autonomy within a team working towards a common goal.
  • Proactive in keeping up to date with the latest trends in digital marketing.
  • Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.
  • A passion for the creative arts and an interest in any of our subject areas would be beneficial!

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process. Short-listed applicants may work a trial day as part of the interview process.


How to apply
Please describe to us (in 500 words) why you’re the perfect fit for the job. Please send that text in the body of your email with your most recent CV attached as a PDF. Email this to [email protected] with the subject “Paid Advertising Specialist”.

Submit your CV for future vacancies

If there are no open positions but you're interested in sharing your CV, interning or skill-sharing please feel free to send us en email: [email protected]