Technical Specialist, Games Design

York, United Kingdom
£25,217 to £28,331 per annum pro rata
09 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Department: School of Creative Arts & Design
Salary: £25,217 to £28,331 per annum pro rata
Closing Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019 at midnight
Interview Date: Wednesday 06 November 2019    

The Role

Part-time (22 hours per week), permanent role

Salary is £25,217 to £28,331 per annum (£14,994 to £16,845 pro rata)

Location: York

The School of Art, Design and Computer Science is a creative and vibrant community providing exciting opportunities for students to explore their subject and achieve their potential. We are seeking a motivated and experienced individual to work alongside our Academic team to support students learning and understanding of the technical aspects of Games Design.

BA (Hons) Games Design is situated within a collaborative programme suite. This shared focus on creation situates the programme at the leading edge of practice and provides opportunities for students to extend their work across  graphic design, animation, product design, Interior Design and furniture design as well as collaborating with other disciplines across the School of Art, Design and Computer Science, and the wider University.

We are seeking to appoint a Technical Specialist to play a role in the teaching, learning, and development of Games Design as well as contributing more widely across Art & Design. The successful applicant will have a passion for Games Design and have a strong technical knowledge and experience of Games Design/Development skills including experience and knowledge of a range of Games development software, in particular Unity (UE4 advantageous), Maya and Adobe CC suite. A knowledge of C sharp and/or visual scripting would also be beneficial. They will also have the drive and experience to enable students to develop as skilled, creative and critical practitioners.

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date - Wednesday 23 October 2019 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Wednesday 06 November 2019

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