We're looking for the crazy, the masochistic, and the passionate. The kind who do something over and over until it can't get any better. The kind who don't take "no" for an answer. The kind who make the impossible happen. Find out what it's like to work with us.
Cookie Monsters are our lecturers. They're involved in everything, from the curriculum design to the scripts, and right up to the lectures themselves. Why Cookies? What better way to bake a cookie than to put it under burning bright studio lights?
Ninjas normally do their work unseen and in the dark, but slide ninjas produce the slides that appear behind every lecturer. They're people with good artistic sense (for starters, they know the difference between Helvetica and Arial) and normally own a Mac. Nope, we're not discriminating, just discerning.
CamOps play with cameras. They twiddle the buttons, turn the knobs, and are often spotted with large headphones around their ears giving people the 3-2-1 ACTION! They love arguing about f-stops, mixers and guide numbers, and they're responsible for making lecturers look and sound good in the studio.
Post-Procs are the unsung heroes. When a lecture is finished, the Cookie Monsters, Ninjas and CamOps go for a drink. Post-Procs bravely step in to do the post-production. They're comfortable with Premiere Pro, After Effects and extremely long render times. Oh, and did we mention they're all closet OCD, because how good the final product looks is entirely up to them.
Octopi have a tentacle in everything. They're crazy motivated people (or molluscs) who are Jacks of All Trades, and enjoy doing a wide range of work. Half of them are perfectionist, half of them are crazy, and the remaining half are both.
Wizards are the specialized damage dealers. Some of them find their calling working with Academics, Outreach, HR or Corp. Comm. They really like what they do, and most of them have some kind of experience in that area, or a deep desire to learn.
Special Projects Division
They're not called "Special Projects" for nothing. This is a highly clandestine, supraorganizational department whose activities are not generally revealed to the public. Enquire within.
Paintbrushes are our designers. When posters, graphics, or any kind of good-looking stuff is needed, they rise to the challenge and deliver masterpieces. They know their way around Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign in their sleep, and normally gripe about not having a Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch
Galactic Ambassadors are our presence in schools. They work independently with staff and teachers to bring our content closer to students. They may or may not have a fan club.
Outreach Task League
The OTL are our hands and eyes on the ground. Skilled in public speaking, events planning and AV management, they're elite scout units that visit an outreach venue ahead of time to set it up, entrench themselves deeply, and give visitors one helluva good time.
Interested? . We'll work things out for you.
Every weekend at openlectures is full of surprises. It's a large happy family who'll willingly try a thousand things to get one lecture done right. When you join us, you join our family.
We've got issues with locking people in a room. Work from home, at Starbucks, or in our comfortable bean-bag caves. Some people even roost on the ole' Porcelain Throne for the inspiration it provides.
We respect your judgment. Need a break? It's yours. If you need to hop by Paris to get things done, we'll wait. For senior employees, we even dispatch a minion to the airport to do the hand-waving up close and personal.
Don't sweat the small stuff. If you need equipment, we've got you covered. RAM upgrades, foot stools, relationship advice, and your personal butler.
(Ok, maybe not the last one).
In short, we provide
food and water, safety and security
and kind of nothing else other than that. But you want in, don't you?