Art Department Coordinator

Retro Studios
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

  • Document and track art workload and ensure that tasks are actionable and vetted by the required stakeholders.
  • Helps to facilitate the art department’s iteration planning.
  • Assists the Art Director to prioritize the department’s workload and communicates that priority and order-of-execution to the studio.
  • Coordinates with other internal departments to ensure prerequisite work is completed and clearly communicated to all required departments.
  • Works with the Outsourcing Department Coordinator to ensure external and internal assets are consistent in quality and methodology.
  • Maintains accurate daily status of Art department’s progress and works with Dev Director and other Department Coordinators to broadcast that status to the studio.
  • Partners with the Art Director to institute department-specific process while interfacing with studio-standards for project management.
  • Works with the Recruiting Department to pre-screen art department applicants and organize interviews.
  • Assists the Art Director in information gathering and preparation of employee reviews.
  • Coordinates with the Quality Assurance department for build deployments and build notes.
  • Schedules and facilitates meetings; recording video, audio, notes and action items, as needed.
  • Takes-on other logistics tasks as necessary to ensure the Art Director has enough time to provide creative direction and mentorship to the artists.
  • Provides status updates to the Development Director for use in strategic planning.

* This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years of art experience in game development.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Well-versed with JIRA, Confluence, and MS Office Suite.
  • Must have strong soft skills.
  • Is comfortable communicating challenging status updates in a calm and pragmatic way.
  • Is comfortable working with a team that reflects a broad range of experience and personality types.
  • Must possess strong time-management and time estimates skills.
  • A motivated, proactive problem solver.
  • BFA or equivalent experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.