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Re: JOB: Technology manager/software developer for multimedia artist studio

It ought to be said that, if you were looking to make huge $$$, you’re
kind of in the wrong place too. I’m certainly taking a major salary
cut in addition to accruing thousands in debt by coming here. My
hope is that it’s worth it to have a job that makes me happy.

My humble $0.02.


On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Patrick Grizzard wrote:
> This is a job managing the studio for a single artist who makes work for
> galleries, museums and private collectors, so I don’t think its really
> representative of the job market as a whole. Presumably this job would
> appeal to someone who is looking for the opportunity to work for a name
> artist and get experience working on large-scale projects, make connections
> in the art world, and, by doing so, improve their own opportunities for
> showing work, being represented, getting exposure, etc., etc. IOW, this job
> is REALLY not about the money. If that’s more of a priority, then I think,
> in general, you’re going to be looking at jobs with interactive agencies and
> studios, tech start-ups, or perhaps an in-house design/technology division
> of a larger media/web/tech company.
> This is not to say that there aren’t people out there trying to find an
> interaction designer with great graphic design and programming skills,
> experience editing feature-length films and creating broadcast-qulity motion
> graphics, basic robotics knowledge, strong bookeeping skills, and a portable
> espresso maker for $12/hour. I think people who are looking for this are
> generally clueless and/or desparate and, as Tymm mentioned, they assume that
> a recent grad is more likely to take what they can get, so ITP gets targeted
> disproportionately with these types of jobs.
> Check out some job posting sites to get a better sense of what the market is
> actually like. I haven’t been looking recently, but these used to be some of
> my go-to resources. Also, where else do people look for job postings (FT or
> freelance gigs)?
> Also, some recruiters post open job descriptions on their sites:
> I also have a number of recruiters I’ve worked with in the past who send out
> weekly or monthly emails with open jobs. A lot of these same ones go to the
> IxDA listserv, if your subscribed to that. Same with nyc-chi.
> :P
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 3:11 AM, petra farinha
> wrote:
>> it~s funny that midori sends emails so early…when we are still here!
>> but yes…welcome to the job posts!!
>> and there are others that ask for people that do everything: designer,
>> coding for everything u can imagine, architect, product designer, coffee
>> maker, secretary for less money!
>> sweet dreams!
>> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 12:02 AM, Tymm Twillman wrote:
>>> A lot of the postings to the list are pretty bad like that, but I
>>> suspect the folks who want to pay crappily tend to send out more
>>> requests.
>>> But yeah, that’s an awful salary for this kind of position.
>>> On Dec 31, 2008, at 2:59 AM, Robert Carlsen wrote:
>>> > I really hope this isn’t representative of the job market….that was
>>> > my starting salary as a multimedia developer fresh out of undergrad,
>>> > with a graphic design degree and no practical programming
>>> > experience….in 2000.
>>> >
>>> > so, if that’s what i have to look forward to after 10 years of
>>> > experience and an $80,000+ investment in further education,
>>> > then….ouch.
>>> >
>>> >>
>>> >> Job title