Video Game Design Project Coordinator Thunder Bay ID: 64268

Deadline Date: 2021/06/14

Location:  Thunder Bay

Your role is to introduce elementary and/or high school students to the entire process of developing and promoting a video game. To do so, you lead a weekly experiential and pedagogical project within a classroom. This program is supported by our exclusive partner Ubisoft, which offers various technical training and mentorship. Each project is paired with a Ubisoft mentor, which visits the group at various times during the year and provides feedback. Your role will be to guide students through the project (idea development, prototyping, production, postproduction and marketing). By the end of the project, the students are expected to have acquired teamwork abilities, technical skills, and knowledge pertaining to the video game design industry. 

Posting Date:
2020/05/14
City:
 Thunder Bay
Province:
 
Address:
 
Start Date:
 2020/09/01
Type:
 Contract
Hours:
 8
Wage:
 17.92
Number of positions:
 2
Days of work:
 Varied
Occupation:
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion
Duties:
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
- Showing youth how to use the vocabulary and knowledge linked to video game design
- Helping participants develop an analytical and critical view of video gaming
- Supporting youth through all steps of the development and promotion of a video game
- Creating and leading activities that focus on teaching technological skills, idea development, project pitching and branding, project-management and playtesting
- Demonstrating how to export the final game from the engine platform
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and diverse
- Working closely with the school's teachers and administrators, and Youth Fusion officials, in order to maximize the project's impact and awareness within the school
- Maintaining a professional relationship with the school (diligent attendance, communications, adherence to the culture and rules of the school environment, etc.)
- Taking initiative, being creative and a self-starter, in order to effectively contribute to the project's execution and success
- Attending team and progress meetings
- Supervising the students and looking after their safety
- When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring post-secondary institution or the project itself before our partners
- Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled
- Prepare for and participate in the year-end events to showcase the students' success
Qualifications:
- Currently pursuing or recently graduated with a post-secondary degree in a field related to video game design, digital art, or emerging technology.
Experience
1. Experience working and interacting with youth
2. At least two (2) of the following: a. Basic programming skills b. Game or level design skills c. Project management experience d. Illustration and animation skills e. Audio design or musical composition skills Will be considered as an asset
- Any experience working with children with learning or behavior difficulties
- Knowledge of Construct 2 or 3
- Pixel Art design skills
- Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school's students, and act as an agent of social change Language(s)
- Spoken and written English
- CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
- Vulnerable sector screening is required for this position
- The process is subject to a confidentiality protocol between Youth Fusion and the local police
Misc.:
 
Closing Date/Apply by:
2021/06/14
How To Apply:
- Send your resume to recruitmentONT@youthfusion.org
- We only contact applicants who meet our needs and criteria.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Vivian Lee
Position Title:
Director - Operations and Educational Programming
Company Name:
Youth Fusion / Fusion Jeunesse
Address:
192 Spadina Avenue
City:
Toronto
Province:
 ON
Postal Code:
 M5T 2C2
Phone:
 (416) 209-9438
E-mail:
 vlee@youthfusion.org
Web Address:
 https://fusionjeunesse.org/en/
 

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