Call for Mentors

DMG’s 5th intensive needs mentors to support VR creators!

May 8, 2017

Looking for an opportunity to support DMG? Want to lend your time and skills to women, genderqueer, nonbinary and femme folks creating wondrous new experiences in VR? Come mentor with our summer intensive, Damage Camp 005: SPF90FPS!

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You don't have to be an expert to be a DMG mentor. In fact, we encourage folks with all levels of experience to apply to mentor – it will be a great learning experience for you, too! A collaborative attitude and a desire to support the work of other creators goes a lot farther than specific technical expertise.

What We Need

  • Anyone who has worked in any capacity on a VR project
  • Anyone familiar with prototyping and testing interactive 3D environments
  • Designers (esp. game, interactive, immersive, VR)
  • Modelers, 3D artists and animators (Maya, Blender, Zbrush, 3DS Max, etc.)
  • Developers (Unity, C#, shaders/effects)
  • Sound designers (with interest or experience in spatial and binaural recording/programming)

You'll provide one-on-one support to SPF90FPS participants, who will be creating small interactive VR experiences. All mentor sessions take place at Gamma Space (862 Richmond St W, Toronto) between July 22 and September 23.

Off-hours/offsite support via Slack will also be appreciated, but not expected.

Honorarium

If you are a Class A member of DMG, and are selected as a mentor for this program, you will be paid $75 for each scheduled mentorship session. Otherwise, this is a volunteer opportunity.

Responsibilities

Please review DMG's mentor and volunteer guidelines to learn more about the role of mentors in our intensive programs.

For SPF90FPS, we are particularly looking for mentors who can support 1-2 participants consistently throughout the program and can attend at least 6 of the session dates.

Session Dates

Mentor orientation (required): July 12, 7-8:30 p.m.

Participants will be matched up with mentors and work sessions once the program kicks off. You should be available for at least 6 of the following sessions:

  • Saturdays 12-4 p.m.: July 22, 29; Aug 12, 19, 26
  • Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Saturdays 12-4 p.m.: Sep 9, 16, 23

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