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Game Programming Teacher – AIE Sydney

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the leading educator in game development, 3D animation and VFX, is looking for an experienced game programmer to deliver Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Programming) and/or associated certificate courses at our Sydney campus.

The Advanced Diploma is a strongly practical and intensive course that focuses on the core skills required by game programmers. The successful applicant will develop, update and deliver the course content, administer course requirements, and provide assessment and direction over the school year. Teaching experience is valued but not critical. Strong communication skills, a team orientated attitude and commercial games programming development experience are essential.

The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Delivering the course content for the Advanced Diploma and/or associated courses using a combination of lecture style sessions and practical tutorials
• Advising and assisting students on both programming and technical issues in team environments
• Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment
• Evaluating student course work in both practical and theory exercises

Essential:
• Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of C++ and C# for game programming and the application of middleware.
• Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further
• own learning as required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110 or
• higher)
• Ability to work effectively within a team

Desirable:
• Knowledge of Unity3D or Unreal Engine 4
• Prior teaching experience an advantage
• Formal qualification in a relevant area

Please note:
• This is a full-time position with a 5-month probation period.
• Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
• Applicants need to be able to apply for, or currently hold, a current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter addressing the Skills and Knowledge requirements as well as a Resume and send to neilb@aie.edu.au or hr@aie.edu.au.

To find out more, get in touch with Neil Boyd, Head of School via email neilb@aie.edu.au or phone (02) 8514 8800

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Game Programming Teacher – AIE Melbourne

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the leading educator in game development, 3D animation and VFX, is looking for an experienced game programmer to deliver Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Programming) at our Melbourne campus.

The Advanced Diploma is a strongly practical and intensive course that focuses on the core skills required by game programmers. The successful applicant will develop, update and deliver the course content, administer course requirements, and provide assessment and direction over the school year. Teaching experience is great, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team orientated attitude and commercial games programming development experience are essential.

The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Delivering the course content for the Advanced Diploma using a combination of lecture style sessions and practical tutorials
• Planning, creation and development of new course materials
• Reviewing, as part of a team, current curriculum and updating as required
• Advising and assisting students on both programming and technical issues
• Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment
• Evaluating student course work in both practical and theory exercises

Essential:
• Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of C++ and C# for game programming and the application of middleware.
• Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further own learning as required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
• Ability to work effectively within a team

Desirable:
• Prior teaching experience an advantage
• Formal qualification in a relevant area

Please note:
• This is a part-time (4 days per week) position with a 5-month probation period.
• Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
• Applicants need to be able to apply for, or currently hold, a current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter addressing the Skills and Knowledge requirements as well as a Resume and send to lauriec@aie.edu.au or hr@aie.edu.au.

To find out more get in touch with Laurie Costabile, Head of School –Melbourne Campus on (03) 8612 1902.

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Game Programming Teacher - AIE Melbourne

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the leading educator in game development, 3D animation and VFX with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Online and Adelaide.
AIE is looking for an experienced game programmer to deliver Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Programming) at our Melbourne campus.

The Advanced Diploma is a strongly practical and intensive course that focuses on the core skills required by game programmers. The successful applicant will develop, update and deliver the course content, administer course requirements, and provide assessment and direction over the school year. Teaching experience is great, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team orientated attitude and commercial games programming development experience are essential.

The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.
This position is full time, with a 5- month probation period

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Delivering the course content for the Advanced Diploma using a combination of lecture style sessions and practical tutorials
• Planning, creation and development of new course materials
• Reviewing, as part of a team, current curriculum and updating as required
• Advising and assisting students on both programming and technical issues
• Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment
• Evaluating student course work in both practical and theory exercises

Essential:
• Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of C++ and C# for game programming and the application of middleware.
• Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further own learning as required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
• Ability to work effectively within a team

Desirable:
• Prior teaching experience an advantage
• Formal qualification in a relevant area

Salary negotiable based on skills and experience.
All applicants are required to provide a resume and covering letter then send to hr@aie.edu.au

To find out more, get in touch with Laurie Costabile, Head of School – Melbourne Campus on (03) 8612 1900.

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AIE Institute seeks expressions of interest for the position of Academic Director of the AIE Institute, a specialist higher education service provider for the Computer Games Industry. The Academic Director is responsible for ensuring the quality of the courses and academic outcomes, including achieving high levels of student satisfaction and bench-marking performance.

The Role
Initially, the Academic Director will lead part of a working group responsible for the registration and course accreditation application for the AIE Institute. The role reports directly to the CEO on personnel and operational matters, and the AIE Institute Ltd Board of Directors regarding long term outcomes. This is a full-time position based in Canberra or Sydney.

Once established, the Academic Director leads the strategic focus on teaching and learning and fosters a culture of scholarship among the academic team and is responsible for management of academic and support staff. The Academic Director collaborates with academic staff to implement curricula that meet the Threshold Standards 2015 under the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation standards. Key deliverables on financial viability, marketing targets and strategic operations require effective liaison with other management personnel. This position also has responsibility for quality assurance and academic administration duties. This will include reviews of curricula, implementation and review of policies and procedures and general academic administration duties such as moderation of assessment and other essential processes.The successful applicant will be responsible for developing a student-centric approach and leading events such as student orientation and staff professional development days. The Academic Director has teaching responsibilities that will include leading scholarly approaches to the delivery of courses and innovative teaching and learning pedagogies.

The Academic Director chairs the Teaching and Learning Committee and holds membership on the Course Advisory Committee and Academic Board.

The Organisation

AIE Institute Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching. AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively-demanding studio environment. AIE and its graduates have won many awards over the years including being named the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year in2016 and 2007. Whilst currently operating in the Vocational Education environment, AIE seeks to become a dual-sector provider to deliver higher education programs. The newly created AIE Institute Ltd will deliver industry focused degree courses.

Duties

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Leadership and Strategic Management

  1. Implement high quality courses and maintain integrity of course delivery
  2. Lead curriculum development and review activities, including benchmarking
  3. Mentor and develop a program for academic staff to ensure they are committed to scholarship, free intellectual inquiry, academic quality and integrity
  4. Lead the implementation of the Teaching and Learning Plan and achieve key deliverables
  5. Lead assessment moderation activities
  6. Implement and maintain a quality management system to ensure continuous improvement of courses, student outcomes, policies and procedures
  7. Implement and monitor student surveys
  8. Ensure compliance with the Threshold Standards 2015, ESOS Act and other regulatory requirements
  9. Manage and meet strategic objectives
  10. Manage recruitment, induction, performance review and professional development of academic and support staff
  11. Liaise with management and support staff to achieve effective administrative processes and student activities

Teaching and Learning

  1. Chair the Teaching and Learning Committee and participate in other governance committees
  2. Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and practicals
  3. Undertake assessment and marking of undergraduate units
  4. Prepare, review and develop new learning materials applying scholarship in the discipline area and teaching and learning
  5. Provide high quality support and assistance to students and be available for student consultation
  6. Provide support to the CEO as required

Scholarship

  1. Undertake scholarly activities relating to the discipline area, and teaching and learning to maintain currency
  2. Publish scholarly papers in both academic peer-reviewed journals and professional journals, and submit papers for relevant conferences
  3. Work with colleagues to collaborate on joint scholarly activities

Service and Engagement

  1. Service on academic committees as required
  2. Manage and attend staff meetings, committee meetings, and any other meetings as required
  3. Undertake administrative functions as required
  4. Foster and lead relations with industry and professional associations
  5. Any other duties as reasonably requested

Other

All staff are to be aware of and comply with:

  1. Staff Code of Conduct
  2. Policies and Procedures
  3. Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  4. Fair Work Act (2009) (Commonwealth)

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. PhD in the computer game development discipline area or closely related field
  2. Significant experience in academic management
  3. Proven track record of publishing in peer reviewed journals, professional journals, and research in a related discipline
  4. Substantial experience in developing and implementing quality curriculum at undergraduate level
  5. Experience in meeting professional accreditation requirements
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of current teaching and learning approaches
  7. Proven ability to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate level, with a sound understanding of current issues in the discipline area
  8. Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team
  9. Experience in managing academic administration and leading a student-centric culture
  10. Proven track record in establishing and maintaining external relationships with industry or professional associations
  11. Demonstrated ability lead and coordinate academic teams
  12. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable

  1. Postgraduate qualification in teaching and learning
  2. Experience in various modes of teaching delivery, particularly online
  3. Experience in curriculum design and review
  4. Membership of a relevant professional body
  5. Relevant industry experience or industry networks
  6. Experience in serving on governance committees
  7. Interview Assessment Process

TO APPLY

Please forward your covering letter addressing the selection criteria, together with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to hr@aie.edu.au

Please state your salary expectation when applying for the role.

Applicants will be expected to give a short lecture presentation. Appointment is subject to verification of qualifications and experience.

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3D Game Art Teacher @ AIE Canberra
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D Animation, Game Design and Visual FX educator based in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Online, with a commitment to its reputation for delivering high quality vocational and higher education

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Canberra is looking for a full-time 3D Animation Teacher that has worked in industry and knows their stuff to come and join the team.

AIE has earned much recognition as a leading educator for the game development, 3D animation and VFX industries. Our courses are practical, 100% relevant and delivered by industry-experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively demanding environment.

Responsibilities

Delivering the course content using a combination of practical tutorials, lectures and one to one support
Planning, creation and development of new course materials, including creation of lesson plans and tutorials
Advising and assisting students on both creative and technical issues
Monitoring student progress including attendance, coursework, informal and formal assessment
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of Maya
A passion for 3D animation and being creative
Industry experience in game development a must
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Enthusiasm to work with students and pass on your knowledge and skills
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Formal qualification in a related area
A relevant qualification and Certificate IV TAE
Experience using middleware game development platforms (eg: Unity, UDK)
Familiarity with 3D-related specialist tools (eg: ZBrush, 3D Coat, Mudbox, Motionbuilder)
Ability to integrate workflow with compositing software (eg: Nuke or After Effects)
The successful applicant will co-ordinate and deliver the course content to students, working within a supportive small team. This is a full-time position. Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.
Immediate start is an option.

To find out more get in touch with Grahame Dickson, Head of School on (02) 61625131.
Applications to hr@aie.edu.au

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The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is looking for an experienced Game Artist to deliver the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Art & Animation) at our Adelaide campus. Most of the instruction will be in the 1st year curriculum of the Advanced Diploma. There is opportunity to also contribute to AIE’s Foundation certificates and VETiS secondary school programs.

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching. AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry-experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively demanding studio environment.

The Advanced Diploma is a strongly practical and intensive course that focuses on the skills required by Game Artists and Animators. The successful applicant will administer course requirements and provide assessment and direction over the school year.

Teaching experience is desirable, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team orientated attitude and commercial games art experience are essential.
The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.
This position is a .80 FTE or potentially full-time.
Applications close 5pm 2 November 2015 and the expected start date is 4 January 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Delivering the course content for the Advanced Diploma using a combination of short lecture style sessions and practical tutorials as per AIE’s national curriculum
• Planning, creation and development of new teaching resources (the students enjoy teachers’ personal industry examples)
• Reviewing, as part of a national team, the current curriculum and necessary updates with the national Head of Department (Art).
• Advising and assisting students on both creative and technical issues
• Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment feedback
• Evaluating student course work for both practical and theoretical milestone deliverables
• Promoting AIE’s programs at Open Days and Information Evenings, and various other marketing and industry events

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Advanced game art production
• Basic 3D animation
• 3+ years industry experience in game development
• Practical, up-to-date knowledge of Maya
• Experience in producing art assets for implementation in a game engine (Unity/Unreal)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Enthusiasm to pass on your knowledge and skills

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Formal educational qualification in an industry-related area
• Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
• Advanced character rigging and animation skills
• Familiarity with game/film industry specialist tools (eg: ZBrush, Motionbuilder, Nuke, Mudbox)
• Knowledge of:
o Project management tools (eg. Shotgun)
o Screen recording software (eg. Camtasia)
o Version controlled systems (eg. Perforce)

The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.
Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.
Applications should contain a Cover Letter addressing the Skills and Knowledge requirements and include a resume.
For further enquiries and application submissions please contact Miss Robin Potanin, Head of School – Adelaide Campus robinp [at] aie.edu.au (08) 7325 6300.

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The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is looking for an experienced Game Designer / Game Producer to deliver the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Design (Game Design and Production) at our Adelaide campus. Most of the instruction will be in the 2nd year curriculum of the Advanced Diploma.

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching. AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry-experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively demanding studio environment.

The Advanced Diploma is a strongly practical and intensive course that focuses on the skills required by Game Designers and Producers. The successful applicant will administer course requirements and provide assessment and direction over the school year. The Incubator program hosts game development and film animation teams who wish to commercially publish their work.

Teaching experience is desirable, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team orientated attitude and commercial games design and production experience are essential. The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses. This position is offered at .80 FTE or potentially full time if the successful applicant is suitable for incubator supervision.

Applications close 5pm 2 November 2015 and the expected start date is 4 January 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Delivering the course content for the Advanced Diploma using a combination of short lecture style sessions and practical tutorials as per AIE’s national curriculum
  • • Planning, creation and development of new teaching resources (the students enjoy teachers’ personal industry examples)
  • • Reviewing, as part of a national team, the current curriculum and necessary updates with the national Head of Department (Design).
  • • Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment feedback
  • • Evaluating student course work for both practical and theoretical milestone deliverables
  • • Promoting AIE’s programs at Open Days and Information Evenings, and various other marketing and industry events

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • • Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of game design and production practices
  • • Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further own learning as required
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • • Commercial experience designing and producing games, ideally across a range of platforms and genres

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • • Prior vocational teaching experience an advantage
  • • Formal qualification in an industry relevant area
  • • Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Knowledge of:

  • • Project management tools (eg. Shotgun)
  • • Screen recording software (eg. Camtasia)
  • • Version controlled systems (eg. Perforce)

Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.
Applications should contain a Cover Letter addressing the Skills and Knowledge requirements and include a resume.
For further enquiries and application submissions please contact Miss Robin Potanin, Head of School – Adelaide Campus robinp [at] aie.edu.au or phone (08) 7325 6300.

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