Sheridan College

Workflow Technologist (Initiatives and Opportunities)

Job Description


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Note: Preference will be given to qualified full-time employees within the bargaining unit at Sheridan College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered.  


Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT)
Campus: Pinewood Toronto Studios (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 17/S/124
Payband: H
Hourly Range: $30.60 - $35.53
Hours/Week: 37.5
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Application Deadline: December 12, 2017
Application Details: This Initiatives and Opportunities (I/O) position may continue until January 7, 2019.


Reporting to the Senior Manager Operations and Business Development for the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT), the incumbent is essential to the delivery of research, consulting, and training at SIRT by providing coordination, monitoring and technical expertise in the latest industry technologies fundamental to the work at SIRT (e.g. advanced technologies in Virtual Production, Virtual/Augmented Reality, digital cinema). This includes the operation and maintenance of the equipment and infrastructure located in Pinewood Toronto Studio’s lot (including a 10,000 square foot sound stage tailored to meet the latest industry standards). The incumbent utilizes technical expertise to recommend and implement new technology and solutions that are customized to the needs of research and training leads at SIRT, and provides research related to complex workflows to ensure that various technologies, software and hardware work together.


Specific Responsibilities Include:


  • Coordinating the operation and monitoring of all equipment and infrastructure operated by SIRT to support and enable the ongoing operation of research, consulting and training activities;
  • Providing technical consulting to student and faculty researchers, and SIRT partners on technology needs to support all stages of their projects including research idea generation, proposal writing, execution, submission of final report;
  • Ensuring that all SIRT staff as well as Sheridan and external researchers are familiar with policies and procedures related to use of SIRT technology and infrastructure;
  • Building internal and external applied research capacity and capabilities;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.




The successful candidate must possess a 2-year diploma in Media Arts (film, television, gaming), computing technology or a related field of study along with 8 years technical/production experience in the field of film, television or interactive digital media and gaming (or a combination or relevant education and experience).   Expertise in at least one area fundamental to the work at SIRT (motion capture, film and television production and/or post-production, gaming) is also required as is proficiency in client management of desktops, mobiles and digital image systems, and render/storage infrastructure.  The ability to multi-task several projects at any given time; work as part of a team; problem solve and prioritize workload, and; manage expectations are also required.  A minimum of 2-3 years of training or consulting experience in a technological capacity is required.  Apple Technical Certification or Apple Service Certification is preferred.  Experience in the following areas considered an asset:  Applied research including a working knowledge of research workflows and ethical issues in research, good understanding of coding with several languages, and/or experience in animation and/or visual effects workflows.

The incumbent must demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, the ability to problem solve, organize and prioritize duties, make decisions, work independently and deal with conflicting deadlines.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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