ARIES Project Manager

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

ID: 7175474
Posted: August 31, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

The Applied Research in Immersive Experiences and Simulations (ARIES) program in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a part-time wage Project Manager.

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator of the ARIES program, the Project Manager will employ project management techniques to funded research projects to develop and manage project workflows (project planning, project initiation, and reporting), participate in the hiring of students, supervision of students, and training students. The Project Manager must be self-directed, organized, have good communication skills, and be able to work toward deadlines on multiple projects while supervising and teaching ARIES student employees.

The ARIES program supports applied research that brings together industry partners, faculty, and students interested in the cognitive and affective aspects of learning in immersive environments, games, simulations for training and performance support, and more. It provides a destination for students to discover, create and share their own creations in the form of games, simulations, virtual reality, and augmented reality experiences for learning and entertainment while having the informal interactions with interested peers, faculty, industry partners, and external researchers that are valuable for student development. The ARIES program’s studio prepares students for the workforce with hands-on, experiential learning opportunities through interdisciplinary work in immersive environments development, gaming for entertainment and learning, evaluation, visualization design and development.

Required Qualifications

- Demonstrated effective communication skills with wide range of constituencies
- Proven organizational skills and a willingness to learn how to adapt project management best practices to metadata projects and engage in creative problem solving
- Experience ensuring that projects meet deadlines, facilitating planning sessions, or conducting periodic reviews to report on project progress.
- Experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships or optimizing workflows and processes.
- Previous experience with technology-based projects
- Experience in an academic environment

Preferred Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree in visual art, art history, or other design-related field.
-Experience supervising junior staff or student employees
-Experience with project management systems
-Experience with 3D visualization software (such as Twinmotion, Mozilla Hubs, etc.)
-Exposure to managing and setting up meetings