Assistant Professor (tenure track) – Digital Media – Game Design

Drexel University seeks applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position available in its Drexel Game Design Program, a collaborative effort between the Digital Media Program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Computer Science Department in the College of Computing and Informatics. The start date for the anticipated position is September 1, 2014.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a related field with a demonstrated body of accomplishments in game design, game art, game production, and/or game research. Industry experience in game development and production is a plus. We are seeking candidates with backgrounds in either Digital Media or Computer Science, who have in-depth knowledge and skills in game related areas including, but not limited to, game design, game art and animation, game studies, mobile games and/or game production. It is expected that the successful candidate will pursue research, scholarship, or creative work, either funded through government agencies or through industry, and will have the ability to collaborate across Drexel schools and colleges. Further responsibilities include teaching and advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service at the college and university levels.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted though DrexelJobs.com (search for “Digital Media”). Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including an email address; a curriculum vitae; a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page teaching philosophy document; and a one-page document describing creative work and/or research strategy.

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel’s unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 3 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a “School to Watch for in 2012.”

The Digital Media Program has been ranked in the top 3 programs to study video game design by Gamepro Media and the Princeton Review. It is housed in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, one of the Universities’ 12 schools and colleges. The Westphal College offers sixteen undergraduate and six graduate programs, a number of which are nationally ranked, to over 2,100 students. Programs are taught in small studio settings, featuring hands-on learning and an award-winning faculty of industry practitioners who emphasize the use of the latest technologies. For more information about the College or the Digital Media Program please visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal and http://digm.drexel.edu.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Digital Media Program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

3D Modeling Helper

POSITION: 3D MODELING HELPER
COMPANY: Marianne Lovink, Artist/Sculptor
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
REQUIREMENTS: Looking for a student proficient in 3D modeling techniques using Rhino software to assist a local sculptor with a series of upcoming projects
DUTIES: Part-time/freelance position – student to set own hours
COMPENSATION: $25+/hour. Salary to be negotiated based on experience and proficiency.
HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Marianne Lovink at mariannelovink@gmail.com

The Mill: Interns

Location: London, New York, or Los Angeles

 

We are able to offer a select few talented individuals a two-month internship programme to gain invaluable experience working in our world-class digital media and visual effects environment prior to the completion of a degree course. The programme is available in London, New York and Los Angeles on presentation of a valid work permit or visa.

For a place on the programme you must be entering your final year of study at college or university in one of the following fields:

  • 3D & Animation
  • Compositing, Roto-scoping, Matte Painting, etc.
  • Digital Interactive
  • Design and Illustration
  • Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry

Our internships run throughout the year, and encompass Design, Digital Interactive, Animation, 2D, 3D, Colour Grading and Production. If successful, you will be assigned a mentor who will provide support, guidance and training and you will be given the opportunity to work on fast-paced, creatively challenging projects across all media.

Please apply via email to: internship@themill.com with a CV and covering letter outlining the area in which you are most interested and why you have chosen The Mill. If applicable, include your current showreel and shot breakdown.

We regret that due to the volume of applications we receive only those shortlisted will be contacted.

 

Job posting: http://www.themill.com/careers/working-at-the-mill.aspx

King and Country: Intern

Location: Los Angeles, CA

PAID INTERN POSTION
We are seeking an intern or Junior Designer/Animator/Shooter. Must have basic knowledge of design, animation and film making. If you can bring the passion, we can teach you the rest. 3D Character Animator Interns do not need to apply.

Please send your url, resume or reel information to: jobs@kingandcountry.tv
Attn: Paid Intern Position

 

Job posting: http://www.kingandcountry.tv/#contact/careers

Zoic: Production and Development Internships

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIPS – LOS ANGELES

Open to aspiring VFX artists, editors, producers, motion graphic artists, screenwriters, directors, sales, interactive, programming, and business students

  • VFX knowledge and/or interest a plus, but not required to apply
  • Unpaid….school credit required and encouraged
  • 4 month commitment, 16 hours a week (no weekends or late night shifts)
  • Degrees that fit well with our internship: VFX, Digital Media, Film, Computer Arts, Fine Arts, New Media, Programming, Engineering, and Entertainment Business to name a few
  • Primary responsibilities are runs and helping out around the studio
  • Must have vehicle or motorcycle and cell phone for studio runs
  • Percentage mileage reimbursement is offered
  • In exchange interns will be provided a mentor, weekly meetings, a project and access to professionals and latest industry software to gain more knowledge and experience in the VFX field
  • Must reside in the greater Los Angeles area for duration of program
  • Zoic does not cover relocation expenses

internship@zoicstudios.com

 

Job posting: http://www.zoicstudios.com/CAREERS

New Deal Studios: Internship

Location: Los Angeles CA

 

The New Deal Studios internship program helps nurture the skills needed for advancement and success both internally and within the larger entertainment industry. Whether you are in school or have just graduated, we are currently offering internships in the following areas of interest:
INTERNSHIP PRACTICAL FAQs

  • There are 2 digital/production internships
  • There are 2 workshop/production internships
  • The internships take place over 3 academic cycles, Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
  • Our internships pay minimum wage.
  • While here you are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
  • We require a commitment of at least 10-hours per week
  • We are flexible with schedules, but we do expect that you set up a schedule and stick to it. You will need to communicate your needs for time off for tests or project deadlines. If you do not communicate to us within 24 hours of changes to your schedule twice, your internship will terminated.

WHAT DOES A NEW DEAL STUDIOS INTERNSHIP GIVE YOU?

Internships are your boot camp. We will give you opportunities to grow and learn and we learn about you in the process but you are responsible for making the most of what we give you.

Our internships offer hands-on, real world experience on actual projects. You also get one-on-one meetings with our creative directors, supervisors and producers to ask questions and get feedback.

We watch how you approach mundane as well as fun tasks. How you handle these tasks gives us an idea of how you will react on the job. Bring your best game when you apply. We work hard and have fun here.

The goal of our internship program is to make give you the experience of a real production environment, the mentoring necessary to help you make the most of the experience and the creative space to help you refine and realize your career goals.

 

DEPARTMENTS

Workshop Internship Positions:

  • Model makers, sculptors, carpenters, painters, mold shop, mechanical effects, machinists, metal fabricators, and electronics.

Digital Effects Internship Positions:

  • Digital Art Department: set designers, illustrators, storyboard artists (knowledge or Rhino, Modo, and Photoshop are a must. Solidworks is a plus).
  • Matte painters, roto, texture painters, compositors, modeling, 3D effects animation

Digital Art Department Internship Position:

  • Set designers, illustrators, storyboard artists

Production Office Internship Positions:

  • Main Office Intern and/or Production Office Interns

Must have great computer skills, be a great multi-tasker and organized.
This is an opportunity to learn the business side of visual effects and film. Managing the resources and creating a space for all the elements of a project to come together can be as creative as other aspects of film.

SUBMISSION PACKAGE CHALLENGES
You will need to submit the following items for consideration. This is the first step in showing us you can understand and follow directions, so please read carefully and check your work before sending. Please read the <Helpful Hints> section before you begin.

  • Your resume as a properly named PDF file with references included
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers or supervisors of any volunteer work you have done OR two recommendations on LinkedIn.
  • A 1-2 paragraph essay on what has led you to believe that an internship at New Deal Studios would benefit you and why we should select you for an internship. Consider: What is your dream career? What are your artistic passions?
  • Links to any work that lives online that is relevant to your application. These links can be included on your resume or sent in the body of the email.

Send you submission to: internships@newdealstudios.com. No walk-ins or calls please.
Job posting: http://newdealstudios.com/#/Internship

Buck: Internship Program

Location: New York, New York

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Buck’s interns are fully integrated members of our production team with the freedom to pursue any and all interests in a professional environment. Accepted applicants work side by side with our Creative Directors, Art Directors, fellow artists, and Producers. Six month internships are available in New York and Los Angeles. They are full time and paid with hours ranging roughly from 10:00am–7:00pm.

 

Creative Opportunities:

  • Compositing Interns
  • Design/Mograph Interns
  • 3D Interns

Production Opportunities:

  • Production Interns

 

Job postings: http://www.buck.tv/careers/

 

User Interface (UI)-User Experience (UX) Designer/Prototyper

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POSITION: User Interface (UI)-User Experience (UX) Designer/Prototyper
COMPANY: Starship Health Technologies LLC
LOCATION: Plymouth Meeting, PA
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in UI/UX design for workplace multi-user systems;
  • Understand standards in the health care domain, esp. conventions and privacy (i.e., HIPAA);
  • Skill in executable UI prototyping for multiple device-types;
  • BS or MS in human-computer interaction or related field
  • US Citizen or permanent resident, able to work legally in the US.

DESIREMENTS:

  • Experience in UI/UX design for health care applications
  • Direct clinical work experience;
  • Familiarity with interaction styles and user expectations in social media and app-based interactions;
  • Experience in supporting or leading interface-evaluation assessment experiments or focus groups;
  • Experience in design of user interfaces focusing on workflows in professional workplaces;
  • Certification in Human Subjects Protection (HSP) training; and
  • Certification in HIPAA training and/or HIPAA-compliant software development training;

DUTIES: lead UI/UX design and prototyping activities for an innovative clinical care coordination system with multiple interface modalities (Web, tablet, app, possibly voice), working with clinical and functional design team. Create and prototype multiple interface concepts and support their rapid evolution through user-in-the-loop evaluation cycles.
COMPENSATION: $30-$40/hour
HOW TO APPLY: send resume, link to portfolio if available, to wzachary@starshiphealth.com