Graduate Student Library Assistant – Web Game Designer
Department Liaison Programs
Position Type Graduate Student Library Assistant
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Hours About 10 hours per week, for 10 weeks (depends on individual’s availability); At Will appointment through November 30, 2019.


Web Game Designer needed to assist with the daily needs of the department.  Position does not include a fee waiver; Wage: $15.00 per hour.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist in creating an online game platform for financial literacy education and/or to the first-year student experience.
  • Construct visual gameplay sequences and content with close attention to narrative details.
  • Set up interactive 3D scenes with thoughts to transitions and ambient animations.
  • Find creative solutions to create the fun user experience with provided tools
  • Configure scripted events, animations and dialogue sequences.

Required Qualifications

  • Current UT student enrolled in graduate program
  • Familiarity with HTML coding.
  • Experience with free to play mobile technology– its boundaries and unique potential as it applies to games.
  • Familiarity with free game creation coding and web game frameworks such as PLayCanvas, Unity, Stencyl, Construct 2 and GameMaker.
  • Self-motivated individual who takes a high level of ownership in their work.
  • Strong documentation skills and pay close attention to small details.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in technology related fields such as Computer Science, Instruction Technology or Information Science.
  • Experience with Docker, GitHub, systems or object-oriented programming.
  • Experience coding in C++, C, Java or Json.
  • Experience using AutoDesk Maya.

Application Procedures

Please submit resume, cover letter and a minimum of 1 professional reference to: Review of applications begins immediately till the position is filled.


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