Jobs: 3D Animation Instructor- DigiPen

3D Animation Instructor

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Key Activities:

  • Lecture and teach in a classroom setting on a daily basis.
  • Teach fundamentals and advanced topics in character animation using Maya.
  • Provide creative direction and criticism to students on assignments. This can include character animation research and animation blocking, and animation polish.
  • Teach problem solving – students need to constantly strive via research to optimize, fix and enhance an effective animation production pipeline.
  • Work closely with art faculty to develop an ongoing and constantly improving curriculum that reflects industry trends.
  • Organize and manage time efficiently for multiple classes.
  • Grade, critique and input assignment data on a weekly basis.
  • Act in the capacity of an academic advisor for students.


  • Preferred:
    • MFA degree in art or media related field.
    • Teaching experience and/or demonstrated training experience.
    • Extensive professional experience in art, not necessarily limited to computer/video games or animation.
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in art or media related field.
    • Relevant industry experience is desirable.

Essential Requirements:

  • At least 4 years experience animating characters in the role of Animator whether for games or cinematic.
  • Proficient in animating using Maya.
  • A Reel/Portfolio showing animation, and 2d art skills.

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