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.

Closing date: 1st Feb 2021
Interviews starting: 15th Feb 2021
Start date: Mid-March 2021
Position: Part-time, temporary (1 year)

About the Role

The role of Academic Standards is a senior administrative position. But if you want to work in a traditional ‘command and control’ type position then working at Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology will not be for you.

However, if you are looking to become part of a purpose-driven organisation working with a friendly, hard-working team who are engaged in reinventing an educational experience fit for 21st-century creatives, then this might be exactly what you’re looking for.

We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!

Your Purpose

High-quality teaching and learning standards

Your Accountabilities

  • Leading quality assurance checks and audits inline with our University partner
  • Managing the semester grading workflow and tutor assessment schedules
  • Managing a yearly calendar of academic deadlines and events
  • Coordinating the internal and external examination processes
  • Training and enhancing team member knowledge on assessment and quality based practices
  • Processing academic issues and appeals
  • Drafting, updating and enacting school policy

About You

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

  • Strong pedagogical background, with an M.A or PhD to back it up
  • Strong communicator speaking and writing English at a high level
  • An interest in progressive education methodologies (Project Based Learning a bonus)
  • 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 with developing and enacting policy
  • Experience in conceiving, developing and overseeing planning strategies between teams and organisations
  • 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. Email this to[email protected]with the subject “Academic Standards Application”.

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