Game Design/Producer Teacher

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The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is looking for an experienced Game Designer / Game Producer to deliver the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Design (Game Design and Production) at our Adelaide campus. Most of the instruction will be in the 2nd year curriculum of the Advanced Diploma.

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching. AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry-experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively demanding studio environment.

The Advanced Diploma is a strongly practical and intensive course that focuses on the skills required by Game Designers and Producers. The successful applicant will administer course requirements and provide assessment and direction over the school year. The Incubator program hosts game development and film animation teams who wish to commercially publish their work.

Teaching experience is desirable, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team orientated attitude and commercial games design and production experience are essential. The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses. This position is offered at .80 FTE or potentially full time if the successful applicant is suitable for incubator supervision.

Applications close 5pm 2 November 2015 and the expected start date is 4 January 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Delivering the course content for the Advanced Diploma using a combination of short lecture style sessions and practical tutorials as per AIE’s national curriculum
  • • Planning, creation and development of new teaching resources (the students enjoy teachers’ personal industry examples)
  • • Reviewing, as part of a national team, the current curriculum and necessary updates with the national Head of Department (Design).
  • • Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment feedback
  • • Evaluating student course work for both practical and theoretical milestone deliverables
  • • Promoting AIE’s programs at Open Days and Information Evenings, and various other marketing and industry events

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • • Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of game design and production practices
  • • Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further own learning as required
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • • Commercial experience designing and producing games, ideally across a range of platforms and genres

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • • Prior vocational teaching experience an advantage
  • • Formal qualification in an industry relevant area
  • • Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Knowledge of:

  • • Project management tools (eg. Shotgun)
  • • Screen recording software (eg. Camtasia)
  • • Version controlled systems (eg. Perforce)

Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.
Applications should contain a Cover Letter addressing the Skills and Knowledge requirements and include a resume.
For further enquiries and application submissions please contact Miss Robin Potanin, Head of School – Adelaide Campus robinp [at] aie.edu.au or phone (08) 7325 6300.