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Two Mentor Positions Available at Institute of Play

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MOBILE QUEST SUMMER CAMP MENTOR

Mobile Quest is a week-long camp where fifth graders learn about game design and make location-based games using mobile devices. Now in its fifth year, the Institute of Play has developed a fun and challenge-based curriculum that teaches kids the fundamentals of game design, through the play, analysis and creation of geo-locative games.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
As Institute of Play mentors, successful candidates will have experience teaching middle school-aged students. Candidates will also have strong game design and mobile skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills, and be adept at engaging diverse audiences.

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED
• Commitment to working with young people in a design and technology-led environment.
• Enthusiasm about games, game design and visual design in both analog and digital forms.
• Fluent and knowledgable about digital tools, design and media platforms, and willing to learn more as required.
• Familiarity with mobile game development platforms.
• Team player: responsible, independent and willing to pitch in where needed.

EMAIL: leah@instituteofplay.org

PROJECT DETAILS
Pay Rate: $20 per hour
Dates: Monday, July 16-July 20 /or Monday, July 23–Friday, July, 27.
Work Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm
Game Space: The High Line

 

DESIGN, ART, CODE CAMP MENTOR

Design, Art, Code is a week-long camp where 7th and 8th graders explore and develop their interests in art and visual design or computer programming. Participants work with experts in their fields to learn fundamental concepts in design and code, explore digital tools and
techniques and design screen-based art, 3-D graphics and animations. Sessions will be divided into group instruction and open studio time, where participants might tinker with visual design environments, create 3-D graphics or animations, or learn the basics of several
programming languages.

SKILLS REQUIRED
• Commitment to working with young people in a design and technology-based
environment.
• Fluent with a range of free and open-source visual design and animation tools and
resources.
• Enthusiasm about design and computational-thinking and an eagerness to share
knowledge with youth.
• Fluent or familiar with two or more of the following languages: Java, C++, HTML 5,
Processing, Objective C, JavaScript.
• Team player: responsible, independent and willing to pitch in where needed.

EMAIL: leah@instituteofplay.org

PROJECT DETAILS
Pay Rate: $20 per hour
Dates: Monday, July 16-July 20 or Monday, July 23–Friday, July, 27.
Camp Times: 2pm-6pm
Work Hours: Monday–Friday, 1:30pm-6:30pm

ABOUT US
The Institute of Play is a non-profit game design studio and innovation lab committed to leveraging the power of games, design and technology to activate the next generation of engaged citizens. The Institute seeks dynamic, mature, educators with skill sets in game design, visual design, programming and mobile technology as teaching assistants/mentors for the Institute’s 2012 summer camps.

http://www.instituteofplay.org/

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