Creative Technologist

Detroit Country Day School

Available July 2024
Detroit Country Day School is a private, independent, co-educational, non-denominational, preschool through grade 12, college preparatory school focused on a well-rounded liberal arts education. Emphasis on academics, arts, athletics, and character development is prevalent across the curriculum. DCDS believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are educational imperatives for the intellectual, social, and moral growth of every child. We honor the dignity of every human being and value differences that exist and are expressed throughout our vibrant school.
Position Summary
Detroit Country Day School is seeking a Creative Technologist to support our Extended Reality (XR) studio, Podcast studio and Innovation Lab. This position will support innovation and enhancement of the digital learning experience through cutting-edge technology and creative solutions. You will be instrumental in developing shared processes and best practices to elevate both programs to deploy a robust and scalable infrastructure to meet the needs of these programs.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement technology solutions for digital innovation projects, focusing on XR technologies
  • Collaborate with faculty and the Educational Technology team to design creative technical solutions, developing intuitive, effective, and user-friendly digital experiences
  • Manage usage requests for all studios
  • Demonstrate prototypes and consult on the design of intuitive, effective, and user-friendly digital experiences
  • Maintain and enhance expertise in various technologies, including broadcast cameras, color science, real-time render engines, and media asset management tools.
  • Oversee the technological framework that supports both synchronous and asynchronous digital productions
  • Oversee and support the operation of the Podcast studio
  • Provide assistance as needed with the Virtual Reality Innovation Lab
  • Bachelor’s degree in Network Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related technical field (advanced degrees in these areas will be considered an asset), or 5+ years of relevant experience in technical roles, preferably in areas such as digital innovation projects, XR technologies, virtual production, or related fields.
  • Experience with motion and object tracking technology, LED screen setups, video wall processors, and IT networking, coupled with a proactive approach to troubleshooting and innovation
  • Proficiency in broadcast cameras, color science, real-time render engines (like Unreal & Unity), and media asset management tools
  • Familiarity with creative design packages (e.g., Adobe, Avid, Final Cut) and 3D design applications (e.g., C4D, Blender, 3ds Max)
  • Results-oriented with considerable experience in short turn-around production and commercial environments
  • Ability to consult effectively and develop solutions that meet internal and client needs
  • Strong application architecture skills and extensive industry knowledge, preferably with experience in the live industry, virtual production studios, VFX, and broadcast industries
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative, and solve complex technical problems creatively and efficiently
  • After hours and weekend availability is required as needed.
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