Jobs: Two jobs at UC Santa Cruz (and a new degree program)

UC Santa Cruz is launching a new professional MS in Games and Playable Media, pending final approvals, which will be offered through our Silicon Valley campus and will include working both with our current game faculty and with new personnel hired specifically for the program. The degree is focused on combining technical and design innovation — and on helping students build the skills and connections they need for the jobs they want. The application deadline for this year is March 15th.

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UC Santa Cruz is also hiringfor this degree program:

Creative Director – We’re seeking someone who is an already acknowledged creative leader in the games field. The starting salary range is $88k-$123k and application review begins April 7th. This job includes leading the overall creative vision for the program, mentoring student projects, representing the MS program to the international game development community, and collaborating with people inside and outside UCSC.

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Technical Coordinator for the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA program. This is someone who works full time helping students and faculty do interesting projects, thinks about the future technical direction of the program (and has a budget to purchase technical items worth investigating), helps people figure out how to exhibit and distribute their work, and manages the DANM spaces in the Digital Arts Research Center (including a black box theater, a white box gallery, a rapid prototyping lab, etc). The starting salary range is $57,500-$80,500 and review of applications begins March 20th.

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