Narrative Designer (Archive and Immersive XR) – KTP Associate

£32,000 - £37,000

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - 28 months

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Job description

As part of an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT), Anglia Ruskin University (StoryLab, Cambridge School of Creative Industries & the Business School) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) you’ll lead a project designed to create an immersive digital experience which brings to life remote British heritage in Antarctica allowing users to explore these remarkable places, people and stories.

Combining site data and historical archive materials, and applying immersive audio-visual technologies and innovative storytelling methods, underpinned by a robust business strategy, this project will create an opportunity for UKAHT to reach new audiences, realise new income streams and further strengthen the UKAHT/ARU/BAS partnership.

Project description

You’ll experience first-hand, and subsequently embed, multimodal stories from content rich archives as well as delivering a fully immersive 3D artefact. You’ll receive training in the production of multimodal storytelling, exploring the role that immersive technology and archives will have in accessing and preserving non-linear narratives in the future.

The KTP project will present you with a unique set of challenges and opportunities – namely the multidisciplinary expertise required to bring together creative, technical and commercial aspects. You’ll have access to leading edge expertise in storytelling and immersive technology that will be managed and exploited to maximise outputs and embed new capabilities.

About the business

UKAHT is a registered charity with two primary aims: (1) The conservation of historic sites on the Antarctic Peninsula achieved via a seasonal Antarctic operation to conserve and maintain historic sites and run our flagship site, Port Lockroy, as a visitor attraction, post office and gift shop welcoming 18,000 tourists annually aboard cruise ships and yachts, and (2) The education and inspiration of a global public in British Antarctic history achieved via delivering a public programme of UK events and educational activities and digitally for a global audience. UKAHT operate an online shop, supporter's scheme and biannual magazine to sustain a growing, global online audience. They receive no regular public funding, relying upon income generated through trading and fundraising at approx. £1m turnover.

Operation of historical sites and buildings and similar visitor attractions

IT/Game Development/Storytelling/Archival Research

First Degree - Creative Media/Art & Design/Film Production

15 December 2020

31 January 2021

26 April 2021

630


As part of an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT), Anglia Ruskin University (StoryLab, Cambridge School of Creative Industries & the Business School) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) you’ll lead a project designed to create an immersive digital experience which brings to life remote British heritage in Antarctica allowing users to explore these remarkable places, people and stories.

Combining site data and historical archive materials, and applying immersive audio-visual technologies and innovative storytelling methods, underpinned by a robust business strategy, this project will create an opportunity for UKAHT to reach new audiences, realise new income streams and further strengthen the UKAHT/ARU/BAS partnership.