Art Manager

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The minions of hell grow stronger! Our family of diabolically talented developers is expanding. Our backgrounds are varied but we all share a passion for the dark, gothic, and macabre. If you value a tightknit team that celebrates self-expression and a multi-disciplinary approach, then join us on the Diablo team!

Blizzard Entertainment has an amazing opportunity for a seasoned art manager to join its next great game!  The ideal candidate possesses outstanding management, communication, and organization skills, and a thorough understanding of art department dynamics within game development.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with the art director, art leads, and producers to manage individuals across the entire art department. 
  • Define and manage artist career paths within the team and across the studio.
  • Mentor art leads on management and leadership. 
  • A solid strategist who helps the team with long-term planning.
  • Supervise artists and provide work direction, performance reviews, and coaching for the team. 
  • Design and implement best practices around staffing, interviewing, and career development.
  • Administer staffing decisions that help achieve both the short and long term goals of the art team. 
  • Work with production to help create and manage team schedules and insure proper workflow throughout the art department. 

Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • Strong communications and organizational skills 
  • Able to handle a wide range of personnel issues including recruitment, career development, and conflict resolution 
  • Able to manage a large team of artists in a dynamically changing game production environment 
  • Able to interact as part of a team and to contribute to increasing productivity goals and efficiencies 
  • Able to successfully deconstruct broad feature goals into prioritized tasks 
  • Able to build consensus on overall goals and balance resource allocation based on project goals and individual ability 
  • A minimum of 7 years’ management experience 

Pluses

  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as an art department manager or art lead 
  • Game art or content creation experience 
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office 
  • Passionate gamer with experience playing a wide range of games

How to Apply

Please visit our website here:

https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o6Jp4fw2 

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard 
    • What games you are currently playing

About the Company

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft® , StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes nineteen #1-selling games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.