External job announcement – animation (internal applicants welcome)

Position: Deputy Art Director for Animation
Program: Corporation-wide
Reports to: Art Director
Classification: Unpaid internship

Organization overview:

Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (“TGEC”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the North Aoyama Ward of Tokyo, TGEC has employees around the world, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. TGEC has two divisions, and two corporate boards: theOperations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Communication Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Employment, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Information, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.

Position overview:

The Deputy Art Director for Amination / Deputy Chief Art Officerfor Animation (DADA/DCAOA) will serve as a member of the Corporation’s managementsupport. In collaboration with the Art Director, the DADA will articulate and implement a corporate art program for the agency that focuses on effective growth and outreach through animation.


In coordination with the Art Director and other members of the Art Branch, the DADA will play a key role in the Corporation by focusing on how TGEC visually represents itself. The DADA:

a. Ensures the Corporation’s desired message and image are conveyed to consumers.

b.Works with artists and editors to use After Effects and Photoshop, among other media, to create stylized sequences. This involves digitally conveying concepts through application of effects and adding movement to static storyboards.

c. Supports the Corporation’s overall visual aspects of advertising and media campaigns and complements the work of other artistic and design staff members, such as the Corporation’s graphic designers.

d. Manages digital assets and deliveries for animations.

e. Collaborates with art and design staff members of advertising agencies, public relations firms, and book, magazine, or newspaper publishers to create animation.

f. Explains animation to inspire other employees.

g. Keeps projects on budget and on time, developing budgets and timelines as needed.

h. No travel is required; however, university students seeking internship placement in Tokyo have some options available to them, pending approval from universities assigning grades.

i. Other duties will arise from time to time and will be assigned to the Employee.

Preferred qualifications:

– Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree in animation, art, graphic arts, or a related field is strongly desired.
– Leadership experience in non-profit, for-profit, government, or philanthropic sectors, working on art or related issues.
– Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team in a multi-tiered structure to include professional development and mentorship.
– Comprehensive working knowledge of organizational planning, organizational structure, budgeting, administrative operations, and fundraising.
– Strong relationship builder, with the ability find common ground, build consensuses, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
– Strong global awareness and astuteness.
– Ability to successfully navigate in a quickly paced, outcome-driven, entrepreneurial environment.
– Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment.

To apply:

Please complete a TGEC Form 1, Application for Employment, which can be obtained from TGEC’s Employment Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGEC offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGEC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay.

Screening process:

Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGEC Employment Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.

Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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