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Art Manager - SUMO SHEFFIELD

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Sumo Digital Ltd.

Negotiable

Sheffield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation

ASAP

04/06/2019

02/12/2019

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No



We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we've built and contributed to some of the world's best-loved game franchises.

It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo , winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio ; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

Sumo Sheffield is looking to expand our project teams and has a great opportunity for an Art Manager looking for a new challenge.

Collaborating closely with production, design, code and audio you will be part of the leadership for the team responsible managing the delivery of the art for the project.

If you are an Art lead with a passion for delivering high quality content while running, mentoring and motivating a diverse Art Team we have the right role for you!


Within this role you will:


  • Be responsible for managing the production and delivery of all art and animation on a AAA title
  • Help to create and manage the schedule for Art and Animation
  • Be responsible for managing the Art Team structure and the teams personal development
  • Liaise with Production, Development Director and Art Leads on all art planning and milestone definition processes
  • Communicate and prioritise dependencies
  • Provide guidance to the Art Director on the requirements of art and animation
  • Present best practices to art teams, critiquing problematic assets and workflows
  • Communicate clearly, in all directions
  • Facilitate collaboration with external and internal teams
  • Organise and manage Art documentation



  • We need you to have:


  • Experience of managing Art teams through the complete life cycle of project development
  • Ability to organise and supervise creative teams to accomplish their assignments
  • Scheduling, budgeting, and outsourcing experience
  • Strong knowledge of art content pipelines and asset management
  • Broad understanding of contemporary processes and engine technology
  • Good verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Previous Discipline Lead experience


  • What we Offer:

    Sumo Digital continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003.

    We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

    We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out-of-office events such as our legendary annual Sumo 'Big Day Out', plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.

    Sheffield itself offers all the benefits of a big city with a village attitude. Renowned for its friendly inhabitants and green spaces, Sheffield is a phenomenal place to live and work whether you're just starting out in your career, or if you're looking to establish roots and family. The city includes world-class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping and restaurants, and a third of the city lies inside the stunning Peak District National Park, offering easy access to incredible recreation and history.

    Our Sheffield studio is adjacent to the Meadowhall shopping centre and its rail, tram and bus links and to the M1 motorway, making for an easy commute from places like Leeds and Nottingham.

    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on every team member having the opportunity to shine and have real, meaningful input into the games that we create. We pride ourselves on our positive atmosphere and sociable team who regularly partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime and after-work clubs, and charity fundraising events.



    Keep Calm and waka waka...