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24,565 - 30,175 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a full-time Animator to join a European Research Council-funded project titled ‘Improving Educational Outcomes by Transforming the Selection of Teachers' ( The project is led by Professor Rob Klassen in the Department of Education. The project aims to build tools to measure the psychological characteristics (i.e., 'non-cognitive' attributes such as personality and motivation) of successful teachers. A key goal of the project will be to develop practice-informed innovative teacher selection procedures, using a situational judgment test (SJT) approach.

Your primary activity will be to develop, from start to finish, a series of 30-60 second scenarios (with audio) depicting multiple classroom situations. You will be expected to work with a team of researchers, to liaise with external groups, and to be involved in multiple projects. You will be instrumentally involved in developing content—storylines, animated videos, audio content (possibly in multiple languages)—for video-based SJTs using 2-D or 3-D formats. Other duties will involve coordinating an online delivery platform for widescale distribution of the video-based SJTs.

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience and knowledge of the processes involved in creating dubbed animated 2D and/or 3D scenarios. Proven experience of creative and original storytelling in a variety of outputs is essential, as is the ability to deliver work on time and within budget.

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment  for 12 months commencing on 1st October 2017.

Closing date: 5 July 2017

Interview date: 31 July 2017

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