Jobs at Goldsmiths

Jobs at Goldsmiths

Administrative and Technical Assistant

Vacancy Type
Part Time
Part Time Hours
27,937 - 30,133
Actual Hours
Interview Date
July 2024
Contact Details
Posted Date
Closing Date
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About the Department

The Department of Music is one of the largest and most vibrant in the UK, with over 300 students across three undergraduate programmes (Music, Popular Music and Electronic Music, Computing and Technology), and over 100 students on Masters and PhD programmes. The Department is a leader in creative practice research, combining theoretical areas – musicology of various kinds, analysis and ethnomusicology – with composition, performance, and sonic arts. Supporting its studies and research are the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studio and the Goldsmiths Music Studios, well-equipped rehearsal rooms, and performance venues including the Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber and the Goldsmiths Great Hall. The Department hosts research units, centres and groups in Asian Music, Contemporary Music, Popular Music, Fringe and Underground Music, Russian Music, and Sound Practice.

About the Role

The Music Technicians work across all areas of the department providing technical assistance to staff and students and ensuring that our spaces and equipment are fully functioning. Areas of work include supporting learning and teaching, individual staff/student projects, rehearsals, assessments and performances. The team also handles the hiring of a range of musical equipment and provides access for students to key music spaces.

About the Candidate

The Administrative and Technical Assistants are the first point of contact for enquiries to the Music Technicians’ office and are responsible for a number of day-to-day operational matters that support the work of the department. The role includes some moderate, and occasionally strenuous, physical work such as moving equipment and instruments, for which training will be provided. Please note that we are positive about supporting disabled applicants and workplace adjustments will be made when and where required.


We have generous benefits – an agile working environment, 28 days’ annual leave plus 6 paid closure days (4 at Christmas and 2 at Easter) plus all Bank Holidays, great transport links, a defined benefit pension scheme, support for professional development and a broad range of wellbeing initiatives such as staff choir, running club and creative writing classes. 

Goldsmiths, University of London is passionate about advancing equality and celebrating diversity.