Role Title: Creative Director

Role Title: Creative Director

Location: Gold Coast
Type: Full Time

We’re looking for a talented and seasoned Creative Director to guide the world class XR game development in our growing XR studio. 

About Us @ Toast VR. 

We are Toast Interactive, a family owned studio located in Burleigh Heads in sunny Queensland Australia.  We specialise in VR games, including the famous Richie’s Plank Experience (a global best seller for 6+ years) and we are in the process of releasing our 2nd title Max Mustard which we’ve had in production for 4 years and is about to be a huge global success!

We are an industry leading studio, with a proud culture of positive work-life integration and a hybrid remote and in-house team who come together regularly to bond, brainstorm and BE better! 

We operate with a social conscience, we make games that create a positive impact on the world AND we are a studio developing games using our own IP which means our team has scope to be creative, innovate and make a difference.

About The Creative Director Role

This Creative Director is pivotal to our studio success as you’ll create, communicate and guide the vision and direction for new titles and existing title upgrades.

As a member of the Executive Leadership team, you’ll be able to smoothly communicate with the design, art, animation and development team ensuring the vision is brought to life in a commercially effective way.

Specifically you’ll:

  • Develop and communicate a clear and compelling creative vision for new and existing XR game / title projects that align with our studio’s values and industry and market trends
  • Oversee Game Design, Artistic Direction and Concept Development ensuring the game is developed in a cohesive way ensuring the vision is accurately brought to life while project deadlines are achieved to meet commercial requirements
  • Inspire and influence the development teams through your excellent upfront communication of your vision and by fostering a collaborative environment where you remain open to your vision being built on and improved through ideas and input from the team.
  • Roll your sleeves up and support game development in a hands-on way including content creation (character design, level design, asset creation etc) to meet deadlines and ensure a high-quality game is produced
  • Collaborate with producers for project management support, sharing your expertise to guide timelines and production schedules.  
  • Hold ultimate responsibility for a high quality standard of XR game development that is immersive, bug-free and exceeds player expectations.
  • Support the mission to position Toast Interactive as an industry leader by staying abreast of emerging technologies, trends, opportunities and ways to make our games different and better.
  • Be a proud representation of our studio brand at conferences and with external stakeholders to support visibility, studio profile, funding opportunities etc.

More About You

  • You have 5+ years of proven creative leadership experience within the gaming industry with a strong portfolio of creating successful games supported by a degree or similar qualification in a related field (eg Game Design, Fine Arts, Animation) or equivalent
  • You have strong proficiency in VR development tools (Unity and/or Unreal Engine) and a passion for gaming plus deep understanding of the gaming industry
  • You are an out of the box thinker, an incredible problem solver with excellent time management skills
  • You have a bias towards action and you work the perfect balance between innovation, flexibility and commerciality.
  • You are the definition of a ‘team player’ and love to inspire, influence, coach, share and develop those around you.
  • You are looking for an opportunity where you can make an impact in a collaborative way.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We know that diversity of identity, experience, and thought leads to more creativity, better problem-solving, and wiser decisions, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to our team. 

We are an equal opportunity employer; committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we’re taking steps to meet that commitment. 

We highly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ folks, veterans, and people with disabilities.

How To Apply

If you’ve read this far and you are feeling excited to confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your CV with a cover letter through to the CEO via;

  1. Briefly describe your experience and why this right appeals to you?
  2. Tell us about the most successful game you’ve been involved in developing and how you impacted its success.
  3. This role is ideally a full time role located in Burleigh on the Gold Coast, however we are proud of the flexibility we can offer to attract the world’s top talent.  What does your ideal working week look like? (hours, days, location etc)
  4. What are you currently earning and what salary would make you excited for this role
  5. Anything else you’d like us to know?

We believe in collaborative kindness.  We will respond to every application and we appreciate the time you have taken to apply.

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