Environment Artist

  • Join a truly collaborative team working in a combo remote/in-person role
  • Bring your creativity to the production of cutting edge VR platform game
  • Amazing perks including cutting edge hardware, team retreats, unlimited rebalance days, moving to a 9 day fortnight

Toast VR is looking for a rockstar Environment Artist with a focus on stylised art to join work on an exciting new VR title.  If you are self driven, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for environmental storytelling, this is the perfect new role for you.

About Us @ Toast VR. 

We are a family owned company located in the heart and the excitement of the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia. 

We specialise in VR games, including the famous Richie’s Plank Experience which has been a global best seller for the last 6 years.  

We are focused on a culture of positive work-life integration and we operate with a social conscience.  

We aren’t just making games.  We are making games that create impact on the world and we are looking for our next rockstar environment artist to help us!

About The Role

This is a full time role with flexible work options (and relocation benefits on offer!) meaning you can work onsite, remotely or a combination of both. If you are located locally we’d love you to come into the office at least 1 day per week.

You’ll find that working with us is different.

We don’t just talk about team collaboration and shared ideas… we actually do it every day! Your ideas, creativity and input will be welcomed and valued.

This role is for an experienced Environmental Artist to bring their experience to our business and take on an important role in the development of our next VR game for PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest and PC headsets (secret code name is currently “Matilda”).

You’ll be joining a crew of enthusiastic and committed developers in our Burleigh office and you’ll have an influential role in key development decisions as we move through the production phase of our title.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Accurately translate concept art to a 3D environment using a pre-designed level blockout
  • Set dress and upgrade existing environments
  • Creating and maintaining modular sets
  • Creating and maintaining prefabs
  • Environment lighting
  • Aiding with the optimisation of assets and levels
  • Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements

You’ll be the sort of person who naturally works in a highly focused way with a natural attention to detail, always maintaining a balance between visual quality and performance requirements.

Depending on your level of experience and passion for mentoring others, there is an opportunity to mentor and guide junior artists if this is of interest to you. 

More About You

    • You have a minimum of 3 years experience creating 3D content for games or equivalent role in animation & film
    • You have advanced knowledge of content creation tools such as Maya, 3DS Max or Blender
    • You are competent with Zbrush, Substance Painter and Photoshop
    • You are comfortable developing in Unity
    • You are able to work independently and QA your own work
    • You have strong verbal and written English skills
    • You have amazing time management skills and you know how to prioritis
    • You are self motivated, proactive and you can speak up and share your opinion. 
    • You can work from our office at least 1 days per week or if you don’t want to relocate to the Gold Coast, you’ll join us for an in-person day at least once per month
    • You enjoy collaborating and working with others and succeeding as a team
    • You have a genuine interest in VR is essential
    • …. BONUS points if you have any of these things >> a passion for stylized art, enjoy platforming games, have knowledge of node based programs such Houdini and Substance Designer, have experience with VR &/or mobile game development or have worked on a published title

    Please note that we will happily consider anyone who doesn’t meet all of our list but has the minimum experience creating 3D content and brings a genuine passion and talent.

    This role requires a minimum commitment of 12 months and we are offering an attractive remuneration package which we can tailor to your preferences and situation (including relocating to the Gold Coast if you don’t already enjoy the sand in between your toes!)

    Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

    We know that diversity of identity, experience, and thought leads to more creativity, better problem-solving, and wiser decisions, which is why we’re dedicated to always adding new perspectives to our team.

    We are an equal opportunity employer; committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we’re taking steps to meet that commitment. We highly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ folks, veterans, and people with disabilities.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians. We acknowledge the impact of settlement to First Nations culture and recognise the social, economic and educational challenges that continue to be faced today.


    How To Apply

    If you’ve read this far and you are feeling excited to explore this further, please apply by providing a cover letter and emailing jobs@toast.com.au answering the 6 questions below and attaching examples of your work, your portfolio plus your CV;

    1. Briefly describe your experience and why you are suitable for this position
    2. What parts of this role stood out to you and why? 
    3. What does a great team culture look like to you? 
    4. We promote flexible working arrangements to support the individuality of our team. What does your ideal work set up look like? (Is it in our office, is it remote or what is your perfect blend?)   
    5. What are you currently earning and what salary would make you excited for this role
    6. What are your career dreams? We need you for 1 year but if you are great we’ll want you to stay. Tell us how this fits into your plans.

    We believe in collaborative kindness.  We will respond to every application and we appreciate the time you have taken to apply.