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The Open Polytechnic is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading distance and online learning provider. We are a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology). We specialise in taking the learning to our students, focused on enabling the success of approximately 30,000 students each year. We offer a wide range of learning disciplines and ensure our students are at the heart of everything we do, every step of the way. We’re a place where you can make a difference.
About the role
The Digital Experience (DX) team are seeking a Digital Designer to join us in a permanent role and build upon our current digital design capacity and skillsets.
The DX team produces world class digital media for Open Polytechnic online courses, commercial partners, and other internal departments (e.g., Marketing and Communications).
There are a variety of projects in development and a number of associated digital media requests coming our way. While some print-based design projects do come through our door, most of the time you’ll be dedicated to digital design. We need you to be versatile, collaborating with other team members on innovative interaction design and graphic design solutions.
Our ideal candidate will have:
Even though we are a focused on online distance learning, it is a role with plenty of face-to-face interaction. You will primarily be based at our campus in Lower Hutt, while also having the flexibility to work from home and connect with our kaimahi digitally.
The DX team are a dedicated crew of experienced digital designers, videographers, animators, and user experience designers. We produce a wide range of digital media solutions for online delivery, including interactives, video (live action, animation, and motion graphics), plus more traditional graphic design (infographics, illustration, photography etc). We are also taking our first steps into Extended Reality (XR) research and prototyping for vocational education.
This is reflective of our continued drive to learn and develop new media solutions for our learners. We thrive on creative challenges of all scales, focused on effective learning and engagement. We design and develop for the end-to-end learning experience, rather than components in isolation. And we do it all with a good natured, team based and human-centred approach.
The Open Polytechnic is a specialist provider of vocational open and distance learning. Our values are Bold, Fast, True, Smart and Together. We contribute to an integrated national system of lifelong learning, to develop an independent, skilled, and internationally competitive workforce. We have an enviable reputation in the vocational sector.
We offer our people free education (and 50% off for whānau), free car parking on campus, flexible working options, a modern work environment, subsidised school holiday programmes for your children, free fitness classes, and an on-site café.
If this role sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Applications must be submitted online via our career’s website. Contact Kerry Deane at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the role.
Applications close Friday 5 February 2021, at 5pm.