IKantKoan Games and Immersive Experiences is an award-winning indie studio creating playful, intimate experiences that explore complex and serious subject matter through compelling narratives, high levels of player agency, and profound humor and joy. We are a small team seeking to push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of impact games and play. IKantKoan’s projects have been featured by NPR, TEDx, and The New York Times. Partners include The National Parks Service and The UPenn Environmental Humanities Program.
Company projects are:
-Medium-agnostic; taking many forms/utilizing many platforms (projects have included digital games, tabletop games, theatrical productions, mobile games, RPGs, and LARPS)
-Innovative, experimental, and ambitious
-Intersectional; often working at the crossroads of games and complex subject matter like climate change, chaos theory, love, and philosophy
-Team-based and collaborative; requiring the skills and input of all involved at each step of the development process
IKantKoan is an intimate team and your role in project and company development will be substantial. This position is best suited to those who can really sink their teeth into a project, are excited to engage in creative problem solving, and take an active interest in all aspects of the production process.
In this role you will:
-Help to develop and manage company-wide social media and marketing strategy
-Research grants, fundraising, and marketing opportunities
-Engage in environmental scanning and research industry trends
-Help develop and manage a crowd-funding campaign
-Oversee and participate in company-wide strategy for community engagement; connect and build deeper engagement with IKantKoan’s audiences and subscribers
-Provide Administrative assistance
-Offer creative and strategic input; you will be a core member of a small team and all voices are welcome and honored
-Work in a remote capacity in both a synchronous and asynchronous fashion
-Develop and iterate on systems put in place over the course of the co-op; tracking and making improvements to the system as we go
-Excellent, timely communicator who can hit deadlines like a pro
-Ability to both strategize and implement digital outreach action plans, social media strategies, and marketing pans
-Strong organizational skills and a passion for orderly systems
-Interest and experience in using social media in innovative ways
-Self-starter; comes in with proposals and questions in equal(ish) measure
-Has internet access with video chat capabilities
-Able to work remotely
-Interested in start-ups/grassroots company development
Beneficial, but not Required:
-Facility with major social media platforms
-Knowledge of Kickstarter, Patreon, and other crowd-funding platforms
-Interest and skills in Graphic Design
-Passionate about games and immersive experiences including (but not limited to) RPG’s, LARP’s, tabletop games, video games, mobile games, interactive fiction, experimental performance, immersive theater, etc.
IKantKoan is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples to Ikantkoan@ikantkoan.com. We’re excited to meet you via Zoom soon!