PROJECT COORDINATOR – VIDEO GAME DESIGN
From September 2021 to June 2022
Your role will be to introduce elementary and/or high school students to the entire process of developing and promoting a video game. To do so, you will lead a weekly experiential and pedagogical project within a classroom. This program will be supported by our partner Ubisoft Education, which offers various technical training and mentorship. Each project is paired with a Ubisoft mentor, which offers various technical trainings to enrich your work. In addition, each project will be associated with a mentor from the video game industry whose responsibility will be to visit the class a few times during the year. 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 will be expected to have acquired team work abilities, technical skills and knowledge pertaining to the video game design industry.
- Part-time: up to 8 hours per week, per project. It’s possible to combine several projects.
Also possibility of full time
- Salary: From $16.00 per hour.
- Contract duration: September of the current year to June of the following year. Possibility of contract renewal.
- Employment region: Greater Montreal, North Shore and South Shore.
- Schedule: Flexible and regular schedule based on availability of coordinator and school site.
- Showing youth how to use the vocabulary and knowledge linked to video game design;
- Helping participants develop an analytical and critical view of video game;
- 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.
- 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.
- Currently pursuing or recently graduated from a higher education degree in a field related to video game, computer arts or new technologies.
- Experience working and interacting with youth;
- At least two (2) of the following:
- Basic programming skills;
- Game or level design experience;
- Project management experience;
- Illustration and animation skills;
- Sound design or musical composition skills.
Will be considered as an asset
- Knowledge of Construct 2 or 3;
- Pixel Art Skills;
- Music theory knowledge;
- Any experience working with children with learning or behavioural difficulties;
- Volunteer work or any other tangible experience working with youth (day or vacation camps, tutoring, etc.);
- Ability to organize and facilitate activities;
- Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school’s students, and act as an agent of social change.
- Spoken and written English;
- Spoken and written French (an asset, as some schools are French speaking).
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
A criminal background check and vulnerable sector screening is required for this position. This confidential verification is done at hiring.
To apply, send your resume to email@example.com. Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews.
IMPORTANT: If you have a work permit with this clause: “Not authorized to work in 1) child care, 2) primary or secondary school teaching, 3) health services field occupations.” , unfortunately, we cannot consider you for the position, as the job is in the teaching field. In order to be able to work with us, you have the possibility, with a medical examination, to have this clause removed. Do not hesitate to contact us to continue the process if this clause is removed from your work permit.
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