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Non profit Creative Director

Vancouver, Canada

Company Description

Morningstar Interactive (www.mstar.io) develops mobile apps, digital media, and web apps to support environmentally and socially positive projects. We specialize in the non-profit, environmental, and public sectors. Our offices are in Kelowna and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Job Description

We're looking for a creative director to manage the creative and content sides of one of our non-profit projects: the Agents of Nature mobile app (www.agentsofnature.com). This app is basically a video game that runs entirely outdoors that is hopefully both fun and (gasp) educational.

You will be doing these things:

- Writing all content for the app's missions, including educational challenges and stories

- Coordinating all of the app's assets, including audio and artwork, with relevant staff members

- Liaising with mission site partners (typically parks people and educators) to get content approved and solicit feedback

- Developing and assisting to implement an overall non-profit marketing plan for the project as it expands into the U.S.

- Helping to refine and implement the next major feature set for the app

- Working with the sales and design teams to make creative marketing materials

- Traveling to sites (primarily around California) in order to take photos, meet with partners, and create content "on the ground". 

Must haves:

- Interest in mobile apps and video games

- Creative writing skills

- Strong facility with computers (beyond being proficient with Microsoft Word. Everyone is.) 

- Passion for environmental education and non-profit projects

- Comfortable delivering presentations and interacting with clients

- Good people skills (cats aren't people)

- A personality that makes you always want to improve things

- Experience in working with technology in some capacity (be it web, apps, games, IT, etc.)

- Strong organizational/coordination abilities

- A few years of experience and/or a post-secondary degree in a field that you deem relevant

- If you don't feel you have enough experience please still feel free to apply. We are willing to train the right person. 

Nice to haves:

- Experience with mobile app or video game development

- Web development

- Graphic design

- Programming

- Video/audio editing

- Reliable access to Fun Dip and/or Big League Chew, because both of those things are things that people in the office enjoy.

- Being one of those social media people

While the Agents of Nature project will be your primary responsibility, it is possible that at times there will be a lull in things to do. When that's the case, we'll have you working in a similar capacity on other Morningstar projects, non-profit and otherwise. 

Additional Information

We offer competitive pay and benefits. This is a full time position out of our Vancouver office that will begin in early January.

Please submit a resume along with a creative writing sample. 

Thanks so much for your interest!