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Junior Learning Technologist

Location : guildford Employment type : FULL_TIME Expires : 2021-04-18 Salary: £25,000

ACM is a specialist creative industries education provider with approximately 2,200 students on a range of FE and HE programmes in Music Performance, Creative Artistry, Production, Technical Services, Business Management and Game Development. Our creative and dynamic environment blends academic excellence and professionalism alongside leading-edge industry thinking and business innovation.


ACM’s Vision: 

ACM will incubate potential and talent, supporting the personalised development needs of our students to facilitate a structured path from education to employment. 

We provide a safe and supported space where creative talent and imagination can flourish in a caring environment. Barriers to learning are identified through a holistic and person-centred approach to unlock the potential of the individual, enabling personal growth through professional and academic development. Our core aim is for our students to enjoy lifelong sustainable careers underpinned by applied learning and a specialist, cutting-edge curriculum. 

Therefore, our vision is to not only be the leader in applied, industry-connected, creative arts education but to also be the leader in care and support for mental health and other traditional barriers to learning, thereby driving up the standards expected within higher and further education. 

ACM’s Mission: 

To provide an immersive student experience, with a curriculum which is connected to the industry in real-time, based on a learning by doing ethos. Our core aim is to build confidence and self-awareness, providing students with the skills necessary to recognise and take opportunities. 

Ultimately our mission is to enable students to fulfil their potential and enjoy a sustainable career within the creative arts industry. 


The purpose of the role Junior Learning Technologists is to provide first line support to students and staff on issues relating to Canvas, Zoom and Panopto, and to provide system administration support when necessary. 

ACM are looking to recruit two full time positions, working 40 hours per week between 8am to 8pm. This will either be Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday. The positions will be worked remotely.


  • Daily monitoring of the support helpdesk 
  • Providing 1st line technical support, responding to, and resolving support queries
  • To maintain a high degree of customer service when responding to support issues
  • To take ownership of support issues and seek closure ensuring all relevant support procedures are followed 
  • Escalation of more complex calls to the relevant support team member 
  • Participation in an out of hours support rota if required 



  • Excellent customer service skills (written and verbal) 
  • Proven experience in a similar learning technology support role with end-user facing responsibilities, ideally within an educational environment 
  • A good understanding of Canvas LMS from a system administration perspective ● Comfortable working in a fast paced environment 
  • Comfortable working with creative individuals 


  • Previous 1st line support experience or equivalent 
  • Previous experience of a HelpDesk system and remote support tools 
  • An excellent understanding of Canvas LMS 
  • A good understanding of Zoom 
  • A good understanding of Panopto 

All ACM staff work to the same values which are: 


To empower individuals from diverse backgrounds, to maintain accessibility, and provide an inclusive organisational culture. 

Supportive environments 

To provide environments that support personal and professional development through a holistic approach and bring the benefits of the creative arts to the wider community. 

Agility and innovation 

To provide an inspiring organisational culture that embraces innovation through openness, flexibility, creativity and self-evaluation. 


To recognise the benefits of working closely with industry and others, to embrace new technologies, and to provide meaningful opportunities, in order to enhance learning. 

Professional and academically strong standards 

To provide state of the art professional environments, to inspire determination and enthusiasm, and ensure high professional and academic standards 

Please be aware all ACM staff must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Check prior to starting. This will need to be renewed once every three years. 

This job purpose reflects the core activities of the post. As the Department and the post-holder develop, there will inevitably be some changes to the duties for which the post is responsible, and possibly to the emphasis of the post itself. ACM expects that the post-holder will recognise this and will adopt a flexible approach to work.  This could include undertaking relevant training where necessary.  Should significant changes to the job purpose become necessary, the post-holder will be consulted and the changes reflected in a revised job purpose. 


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Application Form

Application forms should be returned by the advertised closing date to or by post:

HR and Recruitment Team
The Academy of Contemporary Music
The Rodboro Buildings, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SB

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