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IMAGINA Corporation

Oakville, Ontario - Canada
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Teaching Assistant

Description

DTAM-iacc (www.detaoma.com/iacc) is currently seeking talented teaching assistants (4 to 6) to support the activity of the studio while contributing their skills and creativity to the processes of learning and production. The position will report directly to the Studio Supervisor and indirectly to the Director of iacc. Each Teaching Assistant must have a solid working knowledge of the full production animation process with excellent skills in either 3D animation using Autodesk Maya or 2D animation using Toon Boom Harmony or similar product. 

 The Teaching Assistant must be well organized, passionate and well informed about animation and storytelling, have excellent communications and mentoring skills and have a strong portfolio of personal character animation production. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated technical ability, enthusiasm, initiative and creativity and can demonstrate good command of the English language in addition to basic Mandarin. 

 Responsibilities

• Assist and support the iacc Masters and the studio supervisor with the overall operation of the studio and the delivery of its training programs.

• Attend and participate in the instruction, workshop and critique components of the studio’s instructional program.

• Work under the direct guidance of the studio supervisor to provide individual and small group assistance and mentorship to the apprentices in achieving their course and project objectives.

• Maintain the studio workstation’s hardware to ensure it’s optimal performance, troubleshoot technical problems with the use of the hardware, software and interface to the digital infrastructure, and maintain the audio-visual and video conferencing systems in the studio.

• Under the direction of the masters and studio supervisor, provide regular mentorship and encouragement to apprentices and provide feedback to the studio supervisor on their progress.

• Participate in professional development activities as well as develop and maintain a personal show reel that demonstrates ongoing independent work.

• Contribute to regular studio department meetings with proactive suggestions and ideas for improving the training systems and quality of production.

 

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