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Design and Animation Volunteer


About Otermans Institute

Otermans Institute (OI) provides transferable and employability skills training to some of the more underserved and unserved learners in ten countries globally including Iraq, Nepal, Lebanon, and India. Through our training, we are supporting learners who are forced out of school due to the pandemic, those who are in extremely remote locations, and those who have been affected by violence and war-like refugees in United Nations camps. We often work closely with governments including in the UK, NGOs and UN bodies to help upskill such learners and help them become more employable. Through our work, we have impacted 35,000+ learners just last year.
The Otermans Institute AI Team (OI AI team) is currently seeking an Artist. The artist must be able to interpret ideas and communicate them by creating 3D models/story boards for a conversational Cartoon App.
As a team, we are passionate about what we do and are driven to push the boundaries of what we can achieve within the EdTech space that affects lives, specifically of the underserved communities of the world. So far we have supported learners in UN camps, with UNICEF, and across 10 developing countries globally to upskill and reduce the global skills and education gap. This opportunity will provide you with many opportunities to contribute to innovating what we do, and make help make tangible products that help underserved learners globally today.

What you’ll be working on:

Develop ideas from context.
Create expressive character animation portraying a wide range of emotions.
Recommend the best approaches to integrate 3-D components.
Collaborate with team members of other disciplines to meet milestone goals.
Assembles, edits, and optimises highly detailed 3D environments.
Draw from personal perspectives to create cartoons that amuse, educate, or entertain readers.
Interpret news in the form of cartoons in the political arena.
Utilise computer software or hand render drawings in accordance with preference.
Ability to work amidst strict deadlines and rapid prototyping.

What difference will you make?

The game we are working on has the potential to impact millions of underserved kids across the globe to learn English and life skills. We at OI have already impacted thousands of lives by providing employability training to UN refugee camps in Iraq, Afghanistan, in Africa, etc. You would be pioneering the development of an app which can enhance the mode of learning for kids who don’t have access to quality education.
Pursuing/completed a bachelor’s Degree or suitable qualification in animation, graphic design, illustration, or fine arts.
Working knowledge or experience with Blender/Motion Builder (or any Animation Software that you are familiar with).
Knowledge of Games Design thinking and Design thinking.

What's in it for you?

You’ll be part of a small purpose-driven remote team, playing an important role in empowering people globally who are underserved and unserved. We are passionate about what we do and are driven to push the boundaries of what we can achieve within the EdTech space that affects lives of many specially for the underprivileged. This will provide many opportunities for you to contribute to innovating what we do, both now and into the future.

Process and how to apply:

All applications will be reviewed on a First-Come-First-Serve basis and the position might close once the required number of positions are filled. You should hear back from us with an update within two weeks of submitting the application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a video interview before the final decision is made on your application.
Fill in the application form and upload your CV using the link. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Recent Impact Report (2020-21)

Report 2020-21 Training OI - updated Q2.pdf
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