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Art Manager - Studio Elevation (Remote)

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Description

Elevation is re-establishing the boundaries of VR. We’re looking for a talented Art Manager to help us explore, create, and deliver world-leading innovation in software and VR hardware. Become one of the founding members of Elevation, pathfinding a remote first studio, crafting a new generation of VR development and bringing core VR games to fruition.

The Role

Alongside Producers and Art Directors, the Art Manager will be the bridge between creativity and the practicalities of development. It is the role of the Art Manager to dedicate their time to the nurturing, development, planning and career progression of all artists across multiple projects. Become one of the core team members to help path-find our remote first studio, crafting a new generation of VR development and bringing core VR games to fruition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the production team and Producers to bridge the communication gaps and ensure art resourcing and scheduling is realistic, appropriate, and planned for.
  • Grow and develop each art sub-discipline team in terms of personal review, career progression, skill balance and recruitment.
  • Own and support the infrastructure for all external outsource studios or partnership relations, or freelancing satellite development.
  • Assist project AD’s in the task of galvanising the art team towards good processes when delivering specific goals and deadlines.
  • Work with all Principal Artists per sub-discipline to identify areas or individuals in need of mentoring or support.
  • Own the art department hiring objectives, executing interviews or facilitating them
  • Ensure and build upon solid working practices in place per project to enable the universal creation of quality across the studio.
  • Report and track the health of the art department, with both current and future foresight considerations mitigated, communicated, and planned for.
  • Work with all members of the Talent Team to help implement the various talent strategies across the department and facilitate the adoption of HR & Recruitment best practices.

Requirements

Essential capabilities:

  • Proven experience organising and delivering AAA game developments.
  • Demonstrably experienced in executing cohesive aesthetics across multiple styles, genres and platforms.
  • Strong verbal and written skills to enable clear and concise articulation of individuals feedback via our regular review process. as much as content critiquing.
  • Solid working knowledge of contemporary pipeline software and working practices.
  • An empathetic person that can understand, support and career manage all personalities across the team.
  • Self-driven and autonomous with a natural flare for the Production side of creating art content as much as the creative.
  • A seasoned developer who has the foresight and confidence of development experience to confirm appropriate methods of execution or pipeline mitigation
  • A pro-active and nurturing mentality, conducive to the mentoring and objective critiquing of an evolving Art Department.
  • The ability and mentality to deal with a very reactive environment. Plans change, projects can pivot, the ability to minimise disruption and embrace change is key.

Benefits

Why nDreams Elevation?

This is the opportunity to build upon an already proven, world-class foundation of VR expertise, to further shape and mould a new way of working, that continues to deliver and innovate for the next generation of core VR games.

We are a remote-first studio, with all the perks that come with it. Work from anywhere to help us push the boundaries of VR, with cutting-edge technology and the support of our established VR expertise from the wider nDreams group.

Rapidly growing to support a variety of genres, nDreams is one of the world’s leading developers/publishers focused on VR games, creating multiple studios dedicated to making the best games out there.

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