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Part-time ,
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Nika Gorini

Video Game Instructor for SAIC Continuing Studies Middle School Programs Summer Camp


SAIC’s Middle School Program (MSP) courses are designed by faculty to inspire emerging artists to explore their creative passions, develop new ideas, experiment with abandon, and build new skill sets. Each MSP course is centered around a specialized area of study, allowing students to focus their technique and concept development in one direction. At SAIC, middle school students find that they are taken seriously by their faculty members as artists and makers. The environment builds confidence and self efficacy as students work with support from their mentors to find creative inspiration, bring their ideas to life, and collaborate with a community of artistic peers.

MSP summer camps run from 9am-4pm with a one hour lunch break. They are centered around a specialized area of study and include regular visits to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Course Title: Video Game Design Camp

Format: In Person

Course Dates: 7/1-7/12 (60 teaching hours)

Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (including a one hour lunch break)

Classroom Assistant: One SAIC undergraduate or graduate student

Class Capacity: 14 Students

Course Description: Video games develop exciting characters, tell original stories, build vivid graphics, and present a great opportunity for interactivity–plus, they are super fun! In this dynamic and challenging camp, students experiment with video game production by coding and illustrating playable computer video games; even sharing some of their creations with friends online! Students make use of traditional and digital media such as sketchbooking, storyboarding, sound effect editing, digital drawing, and using platforms for game creation to create one-of-a-kind video games.


An Instructor is contracted to teach a Continuing Studies course and is responsible for the following:

Develops course outline and student supply listSets tone for the class, establishes guidelines and protocols for behavior and classroom activity, and provides instruction that meets the needs of all learnersSubmits all requested materials to the appropriate administrative offices as directed, including new hire paperwork and/or contracts, course outline, student/class supply list, grades, student and course evaluations, etc.Attends a Continuing Studies instructor meetingAdheres to all policies outlined in the Continuing Studies Instructor HandbookProvides documentation of finished and in-progress student workResponds to all departmental communication in a timely fashion

Note: All Instructors are required to complete a background check. All Instructors teaching in youth programs are required to complete mandated reporter training.


Regular written and spoken communication with youth, classroom assistant and CS administration.*Oversight over a large group of youth both in the classroom and during trips to the Art Institute of Chicago.*Moving throughout the classroom in order to manage students and supplies.*Maintaining classrooms and supply closets, which may include infrequent moving of furniture and heavy supplies or equipment.*


BFA or MFA in Animation or a related field is highly preferredAt least one year of experience teaching Middle School Youth Experience writing curriculum and supply listsAbility to work both independently and as part of a teamExperience working with a teaching/classroom assistant is preferred


Email Nika Gorini at ASAP but no later than Monday, February 19th, with a resume/CS and images of past student work. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Info:
Nika Gorini
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, Loop