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Simulation Specialist (Staff Wage)

Simulation Specialist (Staff Wage)

  • R0036190
  • United States
  • Communications
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development (EHD) is seeking qualified acting applicants for their Simulation Specialist. The Simulation Specialist performs (acting, digital puppeteering, improvisation, standardized patient/student, and/or role-playing) for the Mursion mixed-reality virtual simulator, which takes the form of virtual school spaces with students and adult avatars. EHD teacher candidates and students engage in scenarios which include, but are not limited to, participating in small-group discussions, engaging with a student's caregiver during a conference, and having a difficult conversation with a colleague. The Simulation Specialist controls digital avatars, while listening and responding to the participants and matching and maintaining distinct, realistic responses to ensure the highest simulation experience. The Simulation Specialist rehearses, maintains, and modifies (where necessary) specific vocal profiles for an array of digital avatars.

A high school diploma is required, as is experience performing (acting, digital puppeteering, improvisation, standardized patient/student, and/or role-playing). The ability to listen and respond with sincerity, empathy, and emotional honesty is required as is the ability to match and maintain distinct, realistic responses. The ability to understand and honestly portray diverse psychological profiles is essential as is mastery of the actor's voice, body, and imagination. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are also required.

Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and video conferencing skills are required. Experience with gaming technology is preferred, as is experienced in a teaching or education environment. knowledge of pop culture is preferred.

Simulation Specialists will work 10 to 20 hours per week. Class times will vary M-F between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST. The majority of sessions are held in the evenings from 4-8 pm EST. Flexibility with schedule is required.

Auditions will be held via Zoom. This position is remote hire anywhere in the continental US.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029 ”

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number R0036190 . Complete a job application online and attach a cover letter and resume.

For questions about the position please contact Katie Leigh at klv3cn@virginia.edu.

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Keith Johnson, HR Specialist at fkj2t@virginia.edu .

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment (SPAKA).

The School of Education and Human Development and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

High School diploma required, bachelors degree preferred

Four years of experience

Experience performing (acting, digital puppeteering, improvisation, standardized patient, and/or role-playing)

The ability to understand and honestly portray diverse psychological profiles is essential as is mastery of their actor's voice, body, and imagination. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are also required.

Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) and video conferencing skills are required.

Experience with gaming technology. Experience in a teaching or education environment. The majority of sessions are held in the evenings from 4-8pm EST. Flexibility with schedule is required. A knowledge of pop culture is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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