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Art Manager

  • Art Department
  • Full-time
  • Miami, FL
  • Remote friendly

2022-04-06 16:29:43 UTC

About Us

AEXLAB is a virtual reality technology studio. We create meaningful technologies that make people feel present and connected in virtual worlds for gaming, training, simulation and more. Our mission is to apply our technologies to further virtual reality as a first-class social experience.

In active development, we are building the ultimate VR first person shooter experience, VAIL VR. Our flagship title emphasizes tactical gunplay, high-caliber combat, and collaborative teamwork. Featuring social and matchmaking systems, players can find games for casual or competitive play. Forge lasting friendships and work together with your teammates to achieve victory.

The Role

As an Art Manager, you will manage the team of artists and be focused on People Management, Systems, and Art Operations. You are also responsible for the hiring, onboarding, and offboarding of new art hires and ensuring that the team is meeting product needs, partnering with Production for a healthy art development pace.



  • Manage career growth and compensation of all direct reports

  • Responsible for a healthy art team, considering pace, size, growth; Staffing, Hiring, Performance Management of and through Art Directors & Art Leads

  • Hire talent for the team and ensure a good onboarding experience

  • Managing contracts for external artists

  • Leading efforts in Art Documentation & organization of systems; Drive the development of style guides, clarity frameworks, and process/pipeline guidelines

  • Lead the Art Departments Creative efforts in Cross-Product Initiative development (i.e. Internal Transfers, Product Debt. Prevention)

  • Collaborating with Studio Art Director, Project Art Director and Art Producer

  • Manage and communicate progress with the wider team

  • Manage talent across a hybrid studio with individual contributors in different time zones



  • 8+ years experience in the video games industry

  • Background in Senior Role as a Concept Artist, 3D Modeler, or Level Design

  • 4+ years of management experience, deep understanding of leadership fundamentals

  • Worked on shipped titles

  • Understanding of task prioritization techniques/processes

  • Understanding of forecast and tracking software

  • Proficiency in video game development tools, pipelines, and workflows

  • Familiar with manager work systems (Performance Calibration methods and software)

  • Proficiency in Unreal Engine, Blender and Substance

  • Passionate gamer


Bonus, but not required:

  • Experience working with external vendors, giving thorough direction and delivering timely, clear feedback

  • Experience in creating high quality, stylized art (such as 2D concepts, 3D character, animation, or VFX)


AEXLAB is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to hire, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If you are passionate about the future of gaming, VR, and community, we’d love for you to join us.