Pearson Game Artist Tutor, Escape Studios in London, United Kingdom
Game Artist Tutor, Escape Studios
At Escape Studios, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and short courses in, Game Art VFX, Animation and Motion Graphics. Industry engagement drives us, it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are, and it is what will take us, and our students, into the future. As Europe's premier creative academy, Escape Studios was established in 2002 and creates world-class, studio-ready talent, we are the only Epic Authorised Training centre in the whole of the UK and run the UK’s premier VFX Games and Animation festival. Our games students came 2nd in the world for immersive media in the Rookies 2020 as well as 3 other projects making the finalists. We are 10th in the world for production excellence in game design and development as well as 11th in the world for top development schools in 2020.
We work with an impressive list of industry partners to help design and mentor our courses. Artists from many AAA games developers such as Creative Assembly, Sony Rare, Rocksteady and Improbable as well VFX companies in the Realtime space such as Framestore contribute feedback to our students. Many of our learners' study in the heart of London's creative scene in our state-of-the-art facilities using professional tools and techniques for a real-life studio experience. Our Tutors are experts and have all worked in successful games studios
Escape Studios is part of Pearson, the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We believe in the power of difference; Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve. We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career!
Game Artist Tutor
Head Office is based in Central London, we are open to some remote working
Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week
Salary up to £55k depending on experience
At Escape Studios we are excited to be hiring a Game Artist Tutor to teach courses to undergraduate, postgraduate and professional learners from diverse industries. You’ll join our team responsible for the development and delivery of Game Art education programmes, teaching the foundations of Game Art and helping students understand Art Direction, establishing good practice in modelling, texturing, implementation in engine. You will also get to work at higher levels depending on your learners’ experience. You’ll brief learners on industry-based projects and guiding them as individuals or in groups, providing formative feedback as well as summative reviews. Along with assessing your learners’ progress and marking, you’ll have time devoted to learn our curriculum, deliver it and contribute to its development.
Our engine of choice is Unreal Engine 4 and we use Maya, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Zbrush, Reality Capture, Quixel and Photoshop amongst others. ongoing time for your own learning, development and industry research is important to us so we can stay in line with industry standards. If you have worked on a released game and are interested in passing that knowledge on to our game art students, then this is a perfect opportunity for you!
You’ll be working closely with the Head of Games and our passionate team of Tutors to deliver rewarding game art classes and learning materials. You’ll deliver blended-learning training courses to students: in a classroom environment, through online platforms and, when necessary, to individuals and professional clients. You will provide one–to-one feedback, coaching, show-reel clinics and support to students with a range of backgrounds and abilities. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing research and development of our course content, industry tools and techniques to ensure relevance of our training and education programmes.
Our Successful Candidate
We welcome applications from passionate Game Artists with experience on released games or with experience in Realtime for VR, or other Realtime environments. It would be an advantage to have experience working with any of the following packages: Maya, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Photoshop, Zbrush, Unreal Engine 4 or Quixel.
We are interested in professionals with game art industry experience. We welcome portfolios that showcase your skills in creating stunning game art environments, props, lighting, textures and sculpts.
As Game Artist Tutor, it would be an advantage to have some teaching experience as you will be supporting learners and explaining complex artistic and technical principles. You’ll have an interest in creating learning materials and delivering these through blended learning: both face-to-face and through online teaching.
Transform your expertise to a new level - we have many interesting and dynamic projects to look forward to in 2021, therefore now is the ideal time to join our Pearson family. Apply now for a highly rewarding and truly global career!
Your Reward & Benefits
We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:
Work from home through COVID-19 restrictions.
A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.
Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.
Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.
Stock/share purchase options.
Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.
Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.
Our Recruitment Process
Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.
We are reviewing applications regularly and interviews are being scheduled now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!
Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.
We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.
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Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Other Locations GB-GB-Leeds, GB-GB-Manchester, GB-GB-Glasgow, GB-GB-Birmingham, GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Job: Learning Delivery
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 16, 2020
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2010809
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.