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[JOB] Web programming/game dev position available at the Games for Learning Institute @ NYU

Freelance Technical Position Available: Web Programmer/HTML5 Game Developer

(Posted 3/6/12)

CREATE, the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education, is hosted by the Program in Digital Media Design for Learning in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Its members and affiliates engage in research on the design, critique, and evaluation of wide-ranging advanced digital technologies for learning.

CREATE participates in the Games for Learning Institute (G4LI), a multi-university research and development consortium. G4LI is pursuing the “art and science” of designing educational games. Our current focus is on math and literacy games for elementary and middle school students.

Position Overview

CREATE and G4LI seek an individual to join our dynamic team and assist in the development and upkeep of several project web sites as well as development of Flash simulations, HTML5 games, and other materials for our research. We prefer applicants who can work in our lab at least one day a week. Position begins immediately. Undergraduate and graduate students encouraged to apply.


  • Update web pages, including graphics, animation, and functionality.

  • Maintain and update on-site server.

  • Develop tutorial materials using Flash; modify Flash simulations.

  • Develop game prototypes using HTML5.

Required Knowledge/Skills

Proficiency in

  • Web design;

  • Flash and/or HTML5;

  • Databases;

  • PHP.

Additional Preferred Knowledge/Skills

Experience in

  • Game or Simulation Design;

  • Server administration;

  • CMS, e.g., WordPress;

  • Java/C#.

Other Qualifications

  • Exceptional attention to detail, creativity, and problem solving skills;

  • Good interpersonal and visual communication skills;

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;

  • Flexibility in schedule in order to meet hard deadlines;

  • Expertise in interface design and game development is preferred.

Pay rate is competitive and will be negotiated based on experience.

If interested, please forward a cover letter and CV or resume to: