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Company Name:
Cloud Imperium Games
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Not Applicable
Some College

Art Outsourcing Manager

Cloud Imperium Games is seeking a skilled Art Outsourcing Manager to work with external developers to create high quality assets for our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen.


  • Coordinate the production of art assets through 3rd party vendors, including concept, environment, character, vehicle, and animation assets.
  • Work with the art leads, designers, and production to develop and maintain the outsourcing production schedule.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external vendors.
  • Ensure clean and consistent documentation of art production pipeline.
  • Establish tests for vetting new outsourcing contracts, plus review and rate incoming test assets.
  • Create reasonable budgets and costs for outsourced art.
  • Manage the archiving of delivered assets within the studio storage system.
  • Monitor contractor submissions to ensure that quality is both consistent and high, and adheres to technical specifications.
  • Act as the primary contact for communication and coordination with external vendors.
  • Motivate and drive outsourcing partners, ensuring that schedules are adhered to and that established deliverables are made.
  • Develop processes for review, feedback, and approval of delivered assets.


  • 7+ years of professional industry experience, including 3+ years of experience managing art pipelines.
  • Previous experience as an outsourcing manager or similar production role.
  • Demonstrable competence in problem solving, with an ability to overcome any resistance, setbacks, and obstacles that may arise.
  • Proficient with developing schedules and setting milestones and associated deliverables.
  • Proficient with project management software.
  • Goal oriented and driven, with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Understand the game industry and the art-creation process.
  • Love of science fiction and space-based simulations.


  • Knowledge of 3D Studio Max, Maya, Photoshop, and other industry standard software used for developing art assets.
  • Experience developing MMOs or large scale persistent multiplayer games.
  • Advanced knowledge and mastery of Jira.
  • Passion for developing and playing video games.

Please send your resume or CV in PDF, HTML, text, or Word format to hr@cloudimperiumgames.com with “Art Outsourcing Manager” in the subject line if you are interested in this position.