An independent college in North-East London are currently looking for a full-time Gaming teacher to join their creative department in the new academic year starting September 2019. The college has a strong focus on helping students achieve beyond predictions and gain qualifications that will help them develop their careers in the Gaming industry.
Applicants do not necessarily need a qualification in the teaching of Gaming and Games Design specifically; however demonstrable skills and knowledge of the subject is a requirement as the teaching consists of both the theoretical and practical sides of Games Design. As a guideline, the college have detailed the following:
- Experience making 2D and 3D games in Unity with a visual scripting tool such as Playmaker or Bolt.
- Experience of animation workflows in Unity, Maya and Photoshop
- Experience of workflows between Maya, Photoshop and Unity
- Experience of 2D and 3D asset creation for games
- Unity, Photoshop, Visual scripting tool such as Playmaker or Bolt
Would be nice:
- Experience with Blender or similar 3D sculpting tool
Gaming class sizes are relatively small, with the largest class having 22 students and their behaviour is as you would expect from post-16 students who have handpicked the course – although it is worth noting that many of the students will be learning new concepts and so patience, a positive attitude and plenty of creativity are virtues worth honing for this role.
The college employ staff on a full-time timetable that differs from mainstream schools, so your hours will be 9am – 5pm with an hour lunch break; however you will have some periods scheduled in for marking and planning, though you will most likely be asked to cover some classes if there happens to be an absence or two.
This is a unique and exciting position for any qualified teacher (QTS, QTLS, FE-trained etc.) with either a strict Gaming background or a more computing/computer science and programming background with an educated interest in Gaming and Games Design to develop their career in a new, exciting and innovative institution. Candidates who may perhaps have more experience in the Gaming industry itself as opposed to teaching are still welcome to apply as the course is very much geared towards offering students an insight into the industry and a deep understanding of how to develop their own Gaming careers.
Candidates will be subject to a variety of checks including an enhanced DBS check, full references including your most recent employer and eligibility to work in the UK. Step Teachers are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
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