Animation Artist

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number C839P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20982

Working Title Animation Artist

Position Number 13574

Department Distance Education

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

The School of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach-Global Campus is the collaborative leader that facilitates the efforts of the academic colleges, schools, and units at the University of Arkansas to develop and deliver faculty-driven, high quality, and cutting-edge online, distance, and workforce education programs and courses. The Global Campus' focus is on progressive and innovative learning solutions in addition to expanding access to educational and professional opportunities to all students (traditional, non-traditional, and working professionals).



Department Home Page globalcampus.uark.edu

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

Working under the Animation Supervisor, the Animation Artist will design, animate, and output graphics and animations for video productions using a variety of visual arts techniques.

The primary responsibility for this position is to produce graphic design elements, graphics, motion graphics and animations for the Media Production unit in the Instructional Design and Support Services unit within Global Campus, as assigned by the Animation Supervisor.

There will be an expectation of working collaboratively with other campus units and providing assistance when appropriate. Documenting processes, procedures and remedial action will be a requirement for this position. Professional and technical knowledge will be maintained by reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional development opportunities.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.



Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma
  • At least two years of specialized training in commercial art, graphic design, or related field
  • At least one year of experience in advertising, printing, graphic design, or related field


Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Art, Graphics Design, or Broadcast Journalism from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least three years of experience in video/film production
  • At least five years of experience in animation for commercials, training videos, and online courses


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge (expert) of Adobe After Effects and other common animation tools
  • A working knowledge of common video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut
  • Knowledge of desktop hardware and graphics/animation software, audio-video production
  • Skills in illustration and conceptual design, particularly as they apply to video production
  • Animation skills, including motion graphics and visual effects
  • Ability to think outside the box and use existing technical resources creatively to solve intricate challenges
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing and understand technical instructions
  • Ability to respond to requests quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to integrate data-driven information into visuals


Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.

Occasionally

  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

Constantly

  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.



Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible Yes

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Global Campus - Fayetteville Square

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $27,858 - $32,000

Pay Grade Level C114

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements



Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date 06/15/2017

Close Date 06/29/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

A portfolio/work sample is required as part of the application packet.

Exceptionally well qualified applicants may be considered for salary higher than entry, dependent upon education and qualifications.



Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the formal education of a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years of specialized training in commercial art, graphic design, or related field? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have one year of experience in advertising, printing, graphic design, or related field? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in Art, Graphics Design, or Broadcast Journalism from an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least three years of experience in video/film production? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have at least five years of experience in animation for commercials, training videos, and online courses? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your knowledge (expert) of Adobe After Effects and other common animation tools.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Decribe your knowledge of common video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Decsribe your skills in illustration and conceptual design, particularly as they apply to video production.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your animation skills, including motion graphics and visual effects.

    (Open Ended Question)



Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
  4. Portfolio (PDF - 10MB or less)
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
  2. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
  3. Proof of Veterans Status

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