Game Design Instructor

New Media Manitoba is growing and is looking for a full-time instructor with games experience to lead our innovative Tech Hub program. Tech Hub is a unique partnership with the Seven Oaks School Division and is now expanding to include additional students. The program offers select learners a curriculum encompassing coding, art, project management and narrative design. Students learn and collaborate in our training space in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District five days a week.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an individual who can bring their passion and experience with game development into the classrooms and facilitate project-based learning. This role will require working closely with collaborating teachers and mentoring young students in the study of game design. If you want to share your knowledge with the next generation of game developers and work in a fun, collaborative environment, then we want to hear from you.

Position: Game Design Instructor
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full Time, On-site
Salary: $50,000 – $80,000
Language: English (Preferred)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate hands-on learning for students in Game Development
  • Collaborating with teachers to design daily experiences for learners and assess student progress
  • Connect with the community to bring in industry and post-secondary guests to engage with learners
  • Diagnose hardware and software problems as required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in game development
  • Experience working with Unity, Godot or Unreal Engine(other digital content creations tools will be considered)
  • Experience working with youth
  • Excellent communication skills, passion, patience, and a sense of humour are essential.

Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check will be required

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

**Deadline to Apply is 23h59 on August 15, 2022**

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line – Game Design Instructor Position.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. 

New Media Manitoba is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic environment. We are dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by provincial or federal law. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

About Tech Hub

Tech Hub provides its students with a unique opportunity to learn in-demand skills, access technology, and learn directly from industry experts.

The program allows students to explore self-directed learning and receive outcomes that a traditional curriculum could never provide. Rather than learning about a topic in isolation, they see how that topic fits into a final product’s broader context.

For example, rather than just learning to code, students learn about game design. This topic encompasses more than programming, including 3D art, narrative design and music and sound design. Students get an in-depth look at how their favourite video games are created and how each department contributes to its success.

About New Media Manitoba

New Media Manitoba is the Sector Council lead for Information, Communication and Digital Technologies and a non-profit industry association dedicated to supporting Manitoba’s Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. 

NMM fosters growth in the IDM industry through education and skills training, creating IDM workforce awareness through collaboration with K12 through post-secondary, business development and market access support, emerging talent and employment diversity programs, networking and expert-led events, and government advocacy work. 

NMM’s membership consists of individuals and companies whose innovative products and services can be found in video game development, mobile apps, web design/development, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, transmedia, e-learning, digital health, interactive installations and more. 

About Seven Oaks

The Seven Oaks School Division is a Community of Learners, every one of whom shares the responsibility to assist children in acquiring an education which will enable them to lead fulfilling lives within the world as moral people and contributing members of society.