Instructional Design Internship
February 16, 2011 Leave a comment
PIXELearning are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Instructional Design Intern. This is a great opportunity to start at the grass roots of serious games design and learn hands on how the magic happens. If you believe there is more to games than entertainment this might be the position for you.
We are looking for someone who has a passion for using game design techniques and technologies for education and training. Candidates must have an eye for detail and be of a logical mind whilst also bringing a good portion of creativity to the table.
The ability to articulate ideas, concepts and processes is a must; candidates must have excellent communication skills are a must and written language must be of a high standard.
An understanding of learning theory is desired as well as a good grasp of game mechanics and story telling. Basic project management skills and abilities would also be beneficial.
The role will be to work under the direct supervision of the Instructional Design Lead. You will be required to both work independently as well as with a team to integrate game mechanics with instructional goals. In collaboration with the rest of the team you will participate in the serious game design process; including conceptual designs, high level designs, detailed designs and graphical and narrative schedules. You will be required to work closely with artists and developers to convey client requirements, create content for client review and maintain the vision for the overall product.
You will be a self-organised individual with a track record of delivering on time and to required quality standards, you will be able to work under your own initiative and be able to prioritise your own work load.
A good understanding of games design and educational psychology is desired. A formal qualification in these fields is ideal but not essential; we are looking for an individual who has the skill and passion to deliver exceptional game based learning concepts.
Ideally you will have experience in and knowledge of the serious games sector. We would prefer experience related to creating educational or training applications in the past, either for commercial or as a pass time. Experience of a commercial environment would be beneficial.
Salary: on application
Location: Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Further details on application
Email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org