Arcane Explosion and Ancient Healing! Claw and Cleave! Bane of Doom! Blizzard Entertainment has an amazing opportunity for a seasoned art manager to join us on Hearthstone. The ideal candidate possesses outstanding people management, communication, organization skills, and a thorough understanding of art department dynamics within game development.
As the art manager, you will be an integral part our art leadership and use your experience to guide the careers of those in the art department, help them grow in their craft, and be a positive influence for them daily. As a member of the Hearthstone team, you will contribute to the unique personality of our team that makes creating Hearthstone fun, charming, and filled with delightful surprises!
A critical partner in ensuring the wellness and growth of our team.
Partner with the art director and art leads to manage individuals across the entire art department.
Define and manage artist career paths within the team.
Conduct regular one on ones with art department leadership and artists.
Mentor art leads on management and leadership.
A solid strategist who helps the team with long-term planning around career growth and staffing.
Performance reviews and coaching for the team.
Design and implement standard processes around staffing, interviewing, and career development.
Administer staffing decisions that help achieve both the short- and long-term goals of the art team.
Partner with Human Resources for management related training.
Coordinate with other game team’s department managers for best practices and takeaways.
Strong communications and organizational skills.
Able to handle a wide range of personnel issues including recruitment, career development, and conflict resolution.
Able to manage a large team of artists in a dynamically changing game production environment.
A minimum of 7 years’ management experience.
Have shipped AAA titles as an art department manager or art lead.
Game art or content creation experience.
A real passion for card or strategy games.
Extensive experience playing Blizzard games.
Required Application Materials
Cover Letter, which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard.
Your passion for management of artists.
Games you are currently playing.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At Activision Blizzard we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to ensure all applications received are responded to.
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. We value diverse voices and varied backgrounds and we're looking for individuals to help us build fun, compelling, and inclusive gameplay, and experiences for Hearthstone. Previous Hearthstone gameplay is not a requirement to apply for this role, however it is a plus. Join us!
Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $116,800.00 - $216,000.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.