Sunday, April 5, 2009

JOB ALERT!!! Chair of Game Art - Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Chair of Game Art - Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Lakewood, Colorado - United States
Job Description and Responsibilities:
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Lakewood Colorado is currently seeking a Chair of Game Art. The Chair of Game Art will serve as the primary leader of the new Game
Art Program and Department.

• Implement and oversee all facets of the new Game Art Program
• Drive the development and growth of the new Game Art Program
• Provide oversight and ongoing development of Game Art Program curriculum to assure continual attention to student, program and professional industry needs
• Hire, develop and lead department faculty
• Teach and advise students
• Oversee and develop teaching expertise of department faculty
• Participate fully on the Council of Chairs and on college committees
• Serve as a key liaison to appropriate professional organizations
and industries

To apply, please send (1) cover letter (2) resume (3) 20 images of own work and of student work (4) at least three professional references to: Nicole Tefft, Director of Human Resources, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80214. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2009. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position begins July 2009.
Requirement Qualifications:
• Broad knowledge of and current experience in the gaming industry and game development, with a focus on game design and art asset creation
• Experience with cinematics, story and character development, storyboarding, film theory, interactivity and game play theory
• Strong technical knowledge and awareness of the tools and processes of game art creation and the game industry
• Terminal degree or its equivalent in experience
• Forward thinker; interested in new initiatives
• Self starter / ability to "hit the ground running"
• Strong and collaborative leader of/with faculty, students, other departments and administration
• Commitment to the success of the new program, to undergraduate education and to students
• Capacity to increase the national reputation of the program
• Administrative experience
• Enthusiasm and success in college teaching
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Evidence of continuous professional development within the discipline
POSTED ON 3/30/2009