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The DAVE School

Orlando, - United States
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3D Animation Instructor


The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School is located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®. Our facility consists of a 36,055 square foot space inside Sound Stage 25. The school space includes administration offices, studio labs, classrooms, 3D print lab, a sound stage with chroma key green cyclorama, motion capture stage and lecture theater. For over 18 years, The DAVE School has trained entertainment industry 3D artists by connecting students with award-winning industry professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Our Institution is looking for an Instructor that has extensive knowledge of 3D Animation, Rigging, Hard Surface and Organic Rigging, Motion Capture and implementing those assets into various Game Engines.

This Instructor would need to understand and teach the Principles of Animation, timing, and key poses. Also help guide students to creating story elements in their animations for later demo reel purposes.

Candidates must have experience working in the following:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Redshift
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Painter and Designer
  • Unreal Engine


  • Teaching and Instructional Activities: the practice and art of teaching, including evaluation by students, supervisor(s), and self. Faculty must also comply with all administrative and classroom management policies, procedures and instructional deadlines.
  • Facilitate meaningful learning of curriculum, competencies and proactively support all facets of an inclusive learning environment.
  • Encourage a high degree of Professionalism in the classroom setting, moving forward into the student's future careers.
  • Hold weekly office hours for student questions.
  • Attend monthly meetings with faculty.
  • Provide timely feedback to students on assignments and participation.
  • Record class attendance daily, submit grades by specific due dates.


  • Master's Degree
  • Must have 2 years of industry experience
  • Must demonstrate expertise in all the following programs: Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Painter/Designer and Unreal
  • A Plus is Nuke and Houdini.

All positions require exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office applications, Adobe and familiar with information systems; available to deliver the course using diverse resources; strong verbal and written communication skills.

"Employer with Equal Employment Opportunity for Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities"

Part-Time Faculty

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