3D Animator/Generalist - Morehead Planetarium, NC


Morehead Planetarium in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina is looking for a 3D Animator and CG Generalist responsible for developing fulldome digital planetarium films, exhibit and flat screen media designed to engage, inspire and entertain school children and the public about science. This is a full-time (9-5 (really!)) staff position with tons of artistic opportunities far beyond just making space shows.
Starting salary range based on experience:
$47,900 - $64,000 + benefits (health, retirement, vacation ++)
Hours per Week 40

Educational Requirements
Design professional with a B.A. in computer science, communication, arts, media arts, or a media-related field, and three or more years experience in a media-related field. Master’s preferred.

Qualifications and Experience
Advanced knowledge of professional-level 3D animation, motion graphics, compositing, visual effects. Strong art and design background. Knowledge of story fundamentals and experience working with writers. Desire to work with UNC faculty and current subject matter experts to help them shape ideas and concepts into effective visuals. Impeccable sense of timing for animation and camera essential. Clear understanding of the production pipeline and workflow. Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to work as part of a team. Ability to offer technical, pedagogical, creative, aesthetic, and practical input into decision-making processes, content storyboard production, and media production. Impeccable organizational skills. Ability to troubleshoot creative issues related to production. Ability to accept and translate feedback into goals, objectives, and solutions. Able to adhere to naming conventions and studio guidelines. Able to communicate effectively and complete scheduled tasks on time.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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