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The Major League Baseball Games and VR Group designs, develops, and manages a portfolio of high-quality products including console and mobile games, real-time data visualization, VR/AR experiences, and more.

Our mission is to innovate the next generation of interactive entertainment for baseball fans everywhere. We pay close attention to the trends shaping sports while constantly raising the quality bar with everything we do. Our team works with some of baseball’s most advanced technologies to reinvent fan experiences for video games, next-gen products, Jewel Events, and activations at ballparks around the world.

We are looking for an Art Director to act as a cross department creative leader developing art for MLB video games. You will be responsible for defining the visual style of our internal and externally produced games and leading the internal team of visual artists to create high quality products.

The ideal candidate has experience with the entire games production pipeline including a specialty in one of the art disciplines - Modeling, Concept Development, User Interface, or Animation. Above all, you’re a creatively ambitious problem solver, excited to shape the future of art, interactivity, and motion for games. You bring deep creative vision and clarity and you’re driven to collaborate to get the best from your team.

Responsibilities

  • Help shape the portfolio and direct the art of multiple MLB video games, for both inhouse and external development.

  • Define a standard for art asset production, ensuring high quality art across different platforms and consoles.

  • Identify and champion new software to improve production and visual quality.

  • Work closely with Producers, Directors, and Stakeholders to establish scope/scale and estimates.

  • Manage, mentor and lead the Game Art team to strengthen and enrich art direction across environments, characters, User Interface, and motion.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in the video game industry as Art Director for Console or Mobile products.

  • 3+ years of leadership experience with direct reports, including hiring and developing managers or individual contributors.

  • Strong portfolio/case studies that illustrate thought process for entire product life cycle and demonstrates how you’ve guided Art Direction for AAA or Mobile titles.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, manage multiple projects, and lead a cross functional team with an understanding of the relationships between different disciplines (Animation, Art, Engineering, Production).

  • Realtime game experience with Unreal or Unity3D.

  • Passion and insights into the latest visual trends on iOS, Android or Console.

  • Proficiency in standard graphic media applications, such as Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Designer, Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects.

  • Ability to lead and inspire in a clear and focused manner.

Bonus Skills and Experience:

  • Curiosity about the future, a passion for sports, and an understanding of baseball.

Submission/Portfolio requirements:

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of game developers

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of artists, designers, and engineers

  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems

  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions

  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Amazing benefits including - 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision

Why MLB?

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of growth, teamwork, and professionalism. Employees who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify problems and provide solutions, and always put the Team first. For those ready to step up to the plate and join the Major Leagues, MLB takes the same approach as teams do with their players: empowering our “workforce athletes” to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are passionate about growing America’s pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.

MLB’s vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment. With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.

MLB provides its employees with exceptional medical, dental, and vision coverage. Premiums are 100% employer covered to help employees focus on being their best!

Major League Baseball is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Are you ready to Step Up to the Plate? Apply below!

All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy

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