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Animator, Motion Graphics Designer & Artist

--School Group--

ROLE DESCRIPTION 

Position  

Animator, Motion Graphics Designer & Artist 

Department 

Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications 

Reports to  

Creative Services Marketing Manager, Team Lead 

 

About School Group 

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 

 

 

Role Overview 

In this role, you will use your design and artistic skills develop and create original animated content for School Group that meets the visual standards of the marketing team. 

 

Essential Functions 

  • Work closely with the Marketing team to develop new and innovative animations and motion graphics. 

  • Ability to draft and present your ideas to the Creative Services Marketing Manager and the Chief Marketing Officer. 

  • Ability to visualize and create animations based off verbal or written concepts in order to tell a story or explain educational information. 

  • Ability to work with other mediums such as photography, digital illustrations, and video files. 

  • Create detailed shareable content that can be shared to various web platforms that include (but not limited to) YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and WordPress. 

  • Must be self-motivated and time efficient in order to meet deadlines. 

 

 

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 

 

 

Key Relationships 

 

  • Add positions consulted for this role, both internal and external. Also include direct reports, if any, and level of supervision. 

 

 

Qualifications 

Basic 

  • 1+ year of professional or elevated animation experience. 

  • Passion for creativity and a limitless imagination. 

  • A portfolio that examples the animator's completed projects. 

  • Expert familiarity with current graphic design and animation software. 

  • Advanced familiarity with animation platforms and various video file formats (from animated GIFs to MP4s). 

  • Strong hands-on experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects. 

  • Previous experience working with social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and WordPress. 

 

 

Preferred 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Animation.  

  • Prior nonprofit or media experience a BIG plus.  

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint helpful. 

  • Experience working remotely as part of a team.  

  • Experience working in a start-up company, non-profit or entrepreneurial environment.  

  • Self-directed and disciplined with the ability to work independently in an ever-changing environment.  

 

 

 

 

Why volunteer with us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 

 

  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 

 

 

Other information 

 

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.