Art Manager

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Posted 10 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameConnor Green

Job description

Splash Damage are looking to hire an Art Manager to facilitate the creation of high quality content for game projects.

You will work closely alongside Leads and Directors and bring structure to the creative teams while collaborating with the project leadership and other disciplines to maintain communication in all directions.

You will ensure assets are delivered on time, to quality, within budget and adhere to established pipelines. And proactively monitoring the content creation process from concept to build and beyond, working to mitigate production issues should they arise.

Your responsibilities…
  • Manage and schedule content creation during all phases of production including live phases
  • Be an integral part of the team, helping to define workflows, milestone plans and definitions
  • Continually evaluate pipelines and processes, seeking to improve efficiency without compromising on quality
  • Organise and facilitate Art team reviews as part of the project’s gated processes
  • Help the team to deliver on time and to quality in line with the project’s Art Direction
  • Ensure priorities are adhered to and conflicting dependences are resolved
  • Communicate with the project Leadership team and across all sub-disciplines
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • An understanding of the end-to-end video game production process
  • Strong organisational skills and an attention to detail
  • A structural mind set and great communication skills
  • Experience managing Art teams through the complete life cycle of project development
  • Excellent scheduling, resource allocation and issue solving abilities
  • Familiarity working with industry standard task tracking software such as Jira
Bonus points if you have…
  • Experience managing AAA scale creative teams
  • A broad understanding of contemporary content creation workflows
  • Experience helping development teams to define ROIs and plan content releases
  • Experience in managing outsourcing workflows
  • A general understanding of video game Art principles and fundamentals
Perks and benefits include…
  • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Performance-related pay system in addition to your salary
  • Enhanced pension contributions and a life assurance scheme
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • 25 days annual leave, plus public holidays, and studio closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Work your way with access to progressive working patterns including hybrid
  • A bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
Splash Damage believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, they've been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

Their studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Their games are made by people from all over the world, from entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and they believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both games and their studio. Splash Damage have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.