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3D Generalist (Houdini!) - Planetarium July 5, 2021, 10:57 a.m.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill is looking for a full time 3D Generalist.
We use Houdini as our primary content creation tool paired with Maya, Nuke and Adobe CC.
In order to be considered for this position you must apply at:
https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195176 [unc.peopleadmin.com]
This position is perfect for a media design and animation specialist and would be responsible for developing fulldome digital planetarium films, VR, exhibition interactives, and other media designed to engage, inspire, and entertain school children and the public about current science research. The position can be remote or on site in North Carolina. Flexible schedule, no crazy clients, and tons of artistic freedom.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:
Strong eye for cinematic composition and storytelling through animation. Advanced knowledge of professional-level 3D animation, rendering, modeling, and motion graphic tools. Ability to work with scriptwriters and build storyboards and concept art. Interest in using digital media as a tool for science education. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to meet production deadlines. Ability to offer technical, creative, aesthetic, and practical input into creating fulldome digital planetarium films, VR, exhibition interactives, and other media. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
Education Requirements:
Multimedia design professional with a bachelor's degree in animation, digital media production or a media-related field or equivalent professional experience.
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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Please review the Recruitment Resources guide from the UNC-CH EEO Website for questions about sources http://eoc.unc.edu/files/2014/09/Diversity_Recruiting_Sources.pdf [eoc.unc.edu]

3D Animator/Generalist - Morehead Planetarium Aug. 20, 2019, 9:33 a.m.

Thanks so much for dropping a line. The link has been updated.

3D Animator/Generalist - Morehead Planetarium Aug. 13, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

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.

In order to be considered all applicants must be made at UNC hiring website:
http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/167330 [unc.peopleadmin.com]