Lead Project Manager - Art

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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This role will focus on managing our team of Art Coordinators, who recruit and oversee freelance illustrators. The team as a whole is responsible for the creation of the dynamic, magical artwork that makes IXL’s curriculum content come alive.

This is a full-time position in our San Mateo office. Please be sure to send a cover letter with your submission so that we can learn more about you.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Lead and develop a talented team of 4-6 Art Coordinators, who will oversee the creation of delightful, engaging illustrations for use in IXL’s K-12 educational content
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the Art Coordinators on your team to ensure progress towards individual career goals
  • Ensure your team produces high-quality, on-time deliverables
  • Strategically prioritize and assign projects to ensure maximum impact
  • Recruit, hire, and train freelance illustrators and full-time coordinators
  • Maintain strong, ongoing relationships with our team of freelance illustrators
  • Collaborate with art coordinators and IXL’s visual design team to provide artistic direction
  • Work cross-functionally with engineers, UX designers, and curriculum designers to ensure projects meet educational and technical requirements

What We're Looking For

  • BA/BS
  • At least 3 years of work experience, including experience managing projects with freelance artists
  • Experience managing a team of at least 2 individual contributors
  • Technical mindset with a strong design aesthetic
  • Proven track record of excellent project management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator
  • Insight into what makes things fun
  • Experience with web technologies; experience with SVGs is a plus
  • Interest or experience in K-12 education is a plus

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Experience Level

Mid Level

IXL Learning

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: delivering an immersive learning experience to all students, in all grades and subjects, in schools and homes worldwide.

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