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Department of Geological Sciences

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Interactive Geology Program (IGP) at University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to employ animators to work in a rebooted team-oriented research program. Details can be found at The program focuses on developing geologic content for K-12 education and public outreach. Animators are needed who can generate scientifically accurate, high-resolution scenes and videos.

Required skills:
  • Proficiency with any general purpose 3D modeling and rendering software.
  • Experience with video editing and compositing/motion graphics.
Preferred skills:
  • Experience modeling nature/landscape scenes.
  • Experience with creature modeling and animation.
  • Experience with all stages of production from planning to post production.
  • Experience with cinematography and video production.
  • Proficient with Blender, Terragen, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Basic Linux systems administration (provisioning, monitoring, troubleshooting, basic networking).
  • Basic GIS skills.
  • Background in geology or physical sciences, or experience with scientific animation/illustration.
Workers will have complementary skills and work in a team. Funding is confirmed for a minimum of two years and likely longer. Project has endorsement/sponsorship from national geo-agencies and groups.

What We Can Offer

Salary is commensurate with experience and the position will include full university benefits.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. Portfolio URL/Link
  4. Copy of Degree - this can be a transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; or a Copy of Diploma.
  5. List of references with contact information for a minimum of three people. 
  6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential.
This position will remain open to applications until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer