ARTC 409 - Job Resources

**NOTE: instructor claims no responsibility for the accuracy of this student-submitted list.


General Lists:

a huge list of gaming co of all sizes!  

Fall 2003 Researched Jobs

Specific jobs listed as of 11/7/04

Blizzard: 3D Character Animator
Blizzard: Cinematic Animator
Blizzard: Cinematic Modeler
Petland: Graphic Designer ComparisonMarket: Web Designer
red leaf: Digital Print
Kidorable: Graphic Designer
Guidance Dev: Web Designer
A&S Animation: many
Electronic Arts: lighting, PA
Wingit: Character Artist
Bethesda: World Artist
Art Source: Graphic Art/Illus
Castaway: Environment Artist Pixar: Animator
Weta: many
Atari: Special FX Artist
EA Chertsey: Software Engineer I
IMAGE BASE: designer PA
MEDIA-X International
DISNEY: animator
Wacky World: 3D character Animator Method Studios: CG Artists, Comp.
Creative Explosions: Graphic Artist
St. Mary's College: Graphic Designer
BioWare: Character Artist

Blizzard North

3D Character Animator

3182 Campus Dr., #502

San Mateo, CA 94403

Attn: Bernie Wilkens


2. Blizzard Entertainment

3. Making great Computer games, Clients=gamers

4. Cover Letter, Resume, non-returnable portfolio and Demo reel (VHS or CD ROM).

5. 3D Character Animator

6. N/A

7. Be really good at animating...oh, and:

-Experience with Maya or equivalent 3D program.

-Uncommon skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms.

-A passion for games.

-Skill in one or more of the related character creation tasks - illustration, modeling, texturing, or rigging.

-Able to work full-time in the San Francisco area.

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Blizzard Human Resources

Attn: Jack Sterling

Cinematic Animator

P.O. Box 18979

Irvine, CA 92623


2. Blizzard Entertainment

3. Making 3d movies to enhance their great games. Clients= the gamers again.

4. Cover letter, resume and demo reel.

5. Cinematic Animator

6. N/A

7. Requirements

-Excellent 3D animation skills as demonstrated on your demo reel

-Experience animating in 3D software such as Maya or 3DS Max

-Passion for film, animation and video games


-Fluency in Photoshop

-Familiarity with digital compositing tools (Combustion, After effects, Digital Fusion)

-Skill in modeling, texturing and/or lighting

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1. Blizzard Human Resources

Attn: Jack Sterling

Cinematic Modeler

P.O. Box 18979

Irvine, CA 92623

2. Blizzard Entertainment

3. Making 3D models to enhance the great movies that are included in their great games for the gamers.

4. Cover letter, resume and demo reel.

5. Cinematic Modeler

6. N/A

7. Requirements:

-Excellent 3D modeling/texturing skills as demonstrated on your demo reel

-Experience modeling high-resolution objects in 3D software such as 3DS Max

-Fluency in Photoshop

-Outstanding eye for light, shade, color and detail in creating texture maps

-Ability to fine-tune work at the pixel level

-Must work well in a team environment and be open to direction

-Passion for film, animation and video games

-Previous experience modeling/texturing high-poly art in the game or movie industries a big plus

-Artists who are also experienced in rigging, animating, lighting and/or compositing are highly preferred

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Graphic Design/ Marketing Coordinator


Petland, Inc., an international pet specialty retailer located in Chillicothe, Ohio is looking for a graphic designer/marketing coordinator to join the corporate marketing department full-time.


Responsibilities include:

€ Create and Produce print ads and materials

€ Coordinate store and corporate promotions

€ Update and collaborate on web design and development

€ Assist with individual store marketing plans

€ Write press releases, proof read documents

€ Develop and execute timelines and budgets


The ideal candidate will:

€ Have advanced design and concepting skills

€ Have strong technical knowledge of creative software such as Freehand, QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word and Excel

€ Have strong verbal and grammatical skills

€ Prioritize projects and requests simultaneously


Position will require local residency.


Send a resume, three design pieces and three writing samples: to

Petland, Inc. 250 Riverside Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 ATTN: Human Resources.



Address: 250 Riverside Street

Chillicothe, OH 45601

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2. Web Designer


ComparisonMarket, Inc is America's #1 online auto insurance agency in the United States and has created the leading, proprietary auto insurance sales platform on the Internet. Through its business-to-consumer brand, and its marketing partnerships with AOL, MSN, Yahoo! and eBay, ComparisonMarket offers consumers the ability to instantly compare quotes from top insurance companies for auto, life and health insurance and purchase online.


Job Description

We are seeking a highly creative web designer to create brilliant, results-oriented online advertising for use on MSN, AOL, Yahoo, eBay and other web properties. This candidate will work with the marketing team to brainstorm advertising/marketing campaigns and then execute them including: conceptual design, production art-work and copywriting.



€ BFA in Graphic Design, Interactive Media or related four-year degree

€ Exceptional design skills with 3 years design experience with minimum 1 year of interactive experience

€ Extensive experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash MX and other Web design programs

€ Knowledge of HTML/DHTML, JavaScript and other scripting languages

€ Financial services, agency and/or direct response experience a plus

€ Must be current with new trends in web design and user interface design

€ Must be detail oriented and self directed

€ PC based - if currently using a MAC, must be willing and able to switch to a PC


Qualified candidates must have a portfolio with published web projects. Preferably marketing/advertising samples.



We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefit package, outstanding bonus potential and career advancement opportunities.



Contact: Sygi Berman


Reference Code: MO-RS062204

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Digital Print Specialist

red leaf digital

Join a dynamic team at our rapidly growing, industry-leading, progressive digital print solutions company. We have all of the cool tools that the market hasn't seen yet!


We're looking for an energetic team player who is willing to:

Operate digital print equipment

Preflight and work with customer- supplied files

Handle customer service and job planning

Develop web-based print solutions

Program variable data, 1 to 1 marketing print projects


Perfect for an individual who likes multi-tasking and variety, in a fast-paced environment. This is a great position for a recent College grad with some digital print experience. Must have a College degree. Experience with Acrobat, Quark, InDesign, Photoshop and Go Live or comparable web programming.


Must be an independent worker and self starter. Excellent organizational skills. Dependable and reliable. Position reports directly to the Operations Manager. Position is for afternoon into evening hours, with flexibility. EOE. Comprehensive benefit program. Competitive wages.


This is must apply position! You will build an invaluable portfolio of skills with our team !

Contact Information

Company: red leaf digital

Address: 5214 28th Avenue

Rockford,IL 61109

Phone: 815-316-9600

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Graphic Designer


Graphic Designer/Production Assistant needed for our fast-growing international children's accessories company. We need your talent to help produce our catalog, advertising, packaging and more. Must be proficient in Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator and In Design. Photography, Web design, and Mac Networking experience are all pluses. Being a nice person is essential. Flexible hours. Great working environment. Good pay and benefits.


We also need a Design Assistant to help research market trends, help decide on fabrics and materials for new products, make prototype samples, and to help design new products as well. Must be proficient in Photoshop, but you must be able to sketch by hand, too. Photography, In Design, Web design, and Mac Networking experience are all pluses. Being a nice person is essential. Flexible hours. Great working environment. Good pay and benefits.


Contact Information

Company: Kidorable


Address: 6801 West Howard Street

Niles, IL 60714

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Web Designer/Developer

Full / Part-time


Currently Guidance Development is seeking a Web Designer for its Gurnee, IL office. This individual will be responsible for designing new and exciting web sites and multimedia projects. Excellent

communication skills and a positive attitude are mandatory. Must be capable of working within a dynamic, fast-paced team. Must be conscientious, motivated and a self starter.


Responsibilities include:

€ Designs, creates and updates internet and extranet clients Web sites. Makes changes and modifications for clients. Presents concepts and/or changes in professional manner.

€ Works within Team to complete programming, content management and promotions for all Web site launches. Finishes work according to roll-out strategies.

€ Designs and develops appropriate supporting graphics like logos, Flash animations, pop up windows, etc. Proactively recommends ideas and new developments based on what suits the strategy and new emerging trends in the industry.

€ Follow internal company policies and procedures.

€ Additional duties/responsibilities as determined by management (this job description is not all-inclusive and is subject to change at the sole discretion of the company).


Desired Skills:

€ Ability to produce high quality web site & multimedia interface designs.

€ Strong knowledge of the following:

- Adobe Photoshop

- Macromedia Flash



- JavaScript


Preferred Skills:

€ Knowledge of any of the following is a plus:

- Adobe Illustrator

- Adobe Premiere

- Adobe After Effects

- Adobe Acrobat

- Macromedia Director

- Macromedia HomeSite

- Final Cut Pro

- CGI / Perl

- Flash Actionscripting





Contact Information

Company: Guidance Development


Address: Gurnee,il 60031

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A&S Animation, inc.


Specialties and Clients: Animation, story boards, and concept art. commercial work: Diet Dr. Pepper, Disney theme park, Many others...


Attn: Mark Simon

A&S Animation, Inc.

8137 Lake Crowell Circle

Orlando, FL 32836


If sending a demo reel, VHS is preferred, DVD is ok.

Hard copies of resumes

Portfolio materials(8.5 X 11 in)

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Electronic Arts


Contact: Simon Sherr(Senior Animator)

            Electronic Arts(Canada), Inc.

            4330 Sanderson Way, Burnaby, BC

            Canada V5G 4X1


Specialties and Clients: Gaming Industry; Specialize in sport games


Materials Needed:

            Demo Reel



            Submit an online application and leave a link to your work

            Follow up with another Demo Reel, Portfolio work Via mail.


Some Current Jobs:

            Project Manager

            Lighting Artist(Maya)

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Wingit Studios


Contact: Breandan McGrath

            Wingit Studios

            2315 Hunter Street,

            Halifax, Nova Scotia

            B3K 4V7

            (902) 488-4355


Specialties and Clients: Animation for television


Materials:         Send portfolio and Demo Reel

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BioWare, Character Artist


HR Coordinator(doesnt list name)

3. their specialties and clients: Game development. NeverWinter Nights, Baulders Gate

4.materials needed for application

Portfolio Requirements:

3D Portfolio (No originals please) Include as many examples of the following:

*           Examples of 3D graphics; modeling, texturing, and/or animation.

*           Painting or sketches, either in traditional form or digitally created.

2D portfolio Include as many examples of the following (no originals):

*           Life drawing

*           Color work

*           Character, creature, and/or layout concepting

To apply by email, send your resume and online portfolio (digital applications are preferred, do not send originals) to:


You must quote the following competition number in the subject line of your electronic application, or include in the cover letter of your mailed application:

6. Application Due Date (if applicable). - non listed

7.Other important specifics

Education and Experience

- BFA or equivalent;

- Minimum 3+ years experience as a character artist in the game, CG or film industry;

- Extensive experience with 3D Studio MAX required;

- High computer literacy and a passion for game art is a must.


Skills/Abilities/Knowledge and Personal Suitability

- Be responsible for modeling and texturing high quality characters within realistic style, in conjunction with the art director and project director;

- Outstanding drawing skills and conceptual art ability an asset

- Meet production schedule goals;

- Continuously learn new graphics tools and processes in line with required tasks;


- Must be creative and have the ability to adapt to realistic game style;

- Good team work and communication skills;

- Task driven and good time management skill;

- Deliver and receive constructive critique easily and work within the established art parameters.

- A passion for creating and playing video games;

- As required, assisting in other areas of project art development.

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WORLD ARTIST -- Rockville, Maryland


Bethesda Softworks

1370 Piccard Drive, Suite 120

Rockville, MD 20850-4304

Fax: (301) 926-8010



Candidate should have:

-Excellent fine art skills (sketch work and/or 3D concept work).

-Excellent modeling and texturing skills.

-Experience with 3D Studio Max and Photoshop.

-Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or 3D Design a plus.

-Knowledge of Role Playing games and The Elder Scrolls a plus.

-Game industry experience a plus.


Bethesda specializes in fantasy RPG style computer games slated for the xbox and PC systems.

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Contract Graphic Artist / Illustrator


If you have the artistic skills to contribute to the best games the world has to offer and are interested in learning more about current and future Temporary Assignments at Bungie, contact one of our approved staffing suppliers listed below.


Art Source

505 106th Ave NE, Suite 200

Bellevue, WA 98004

(425) 688-0094


Sakson & Taylor, Inc.

1109 North 36th Street, Suite A

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 632-6931


Have to have:

* Team oriented and excellent communications skills

* Solid graphic design skills

* Expert Photoshop

* how to present graphics on web

* Expert 3ds max

* Take art direction well

* Ability to tackle challenging and mundane tasks

* Adapt, maintain and uphold existing visual style Plus to have

* Image ready and fireworks

* Illustrator

* Print publishing background

* Passion for games

* Technical aptitude

* Game entertainment industry experience

* Website development experience

* Working knowledge page design software


Digital or online samples of design, illustrations and 3D renders preferred.


Bungie is an industry leader in creating cinematic and beautiful FPS titles for the xBox. (Thanks microsoft for buying out one of the most creative teams on the planet... bastards)

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Background / Environmental Artist


Please submit your portfolio, cover letter and resume to:


Castaway Entertainment, LLC

c/o Chris Weber

Background Environmental Arist

3000 Bridge Parkway Suite #103

Redwood City, CA 94065


Portfolios should include some (or all) of the following:

3D Portfolio: Modeling, Texturing, and Lighting applied to both interior and exterior architecture and design in natural and organic settings.


The successful applicant must:

-Show an understanding of color theory and be able to create balanced and appealing color palettes.

-Understand the aesthetics of environment, function vs. form relationship, as well as what makes a game level fun and intriguing.

-Be a good communicator

-Work well in a team environment

-Be able to teach and be taught


Duties / Responsibilities

-Create models of 3D environments, map predefined textures, create new textures

-Adhere to the defined technical limitations and constraints when creating backgrounds

-Test and troubleshoot areas that are not working in the game engine and repair them

-Be creative and anticipate needs towards your level's design

-Participate in critiquing your work and the work of others

-Communicate deadlines and difficulties to your art director

-Be enthusiastic and ready to take on new challenges

-Self motivated to complete tasks on time


Castaway Entertainment is a new company that formed from the remnants of Blizzard. Nick Popvich, a BGSU alumni, just got hired as a world artist by them as well.

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Pixar Animation Studio

Attn: Recruiting; 1200 Park Avenue

Emeryville, CA 94608

3. Specialities- 3d animated feature films

4. Resume and cover letter, demo reel (limited to 5 minutes, dvd or vhs only, credit list/reel breakdown, no music necessary) and Pixar Job Applicant form.

5. Animator

6. No deadline for application

7. General duties - receive with each assigned shot¹s storyboards, story reels, recorded dialogue, set layout, and direction. The Director shows each new sequence in layout and describes what is expected for every shot at a ³blocking meeting². Read soundtrack and plan shot. Block in movements in rough animation and show for the Director¹s approval in a daily review. Finish work for approval in a timely manner. Attend animation dailes.          


Background, knowledge, skills, and abilities required at minimum - Degree or certificate in classical animation, film, or related field, or equivalent production animation experience. Must have a reel that demonstrates application of principles of animation to tell a story with meaning through movement. Ability to work collaboratively. Must be open to direction and able to embrace change. Proven storytelling skills. Ability to use acting skills, which bring characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize. Strong understanding of traditional animation principles. An art background, which shows a thorough, understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form. Computer animation experience helpful but not required.

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Weta Digital


Weta Digital Ltd

P.O. Box 15203

9-11 Manuka Street

Miramar, Wllington; New Zealand


3. New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures

Specialities - visual effects

4. minimum of three years film experience, completed Weta Digital Questionnaire, Resume and showreel.

5. Technical Director (lighting), Keyframe animators, motion editors, modelers, shader writers, matte painters, character TD¹s, 3D texture painters, compositors, 2D paint artists, matchmovers, CG pipeline engineers, VFX production coordinators.

6. No deadline

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Paradigm Entertainment, An Atari Company

1628 Valwood Parkway, Suite 110

Carrollton, TX 75006

2. Atari

3. Games for Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega and Sony.

4. Resume, demo reel (several samples of work demonstrating modeling, texturing, animation and traditional hand skills) and detailed credit list.

5. Special FX Artist (in Carrollton, Texas branch)

6. 11-06-2004

7. Resumes with demo reels or CD¹s will be given priority over those resumes that are received without demo reels

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Electronic Arts Chertsey United Kingdom

Application form -

2)Electronic Arts Software department

3)Specialize in video games

4)Materials needed can be found on above website

5)Software Engineer I

6)Application due date not available

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1.Contact: Kevin Blake

Fax: 312-587-8787

2.IMAGE BASE/ designer

3.Video Production Company




7.Must have strong PhotoShop and After Effects background. Content storyboarding & Graphic design required, Illustrator, Flash, PowerPoint, experience a plus.

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A Post Production Assistant is needed for a two week assignment. Must be MAC/PC proficient, savvy with

internet research/stock footage and photoshop. Willing to be a team player. Send resumes to start immediately

fax to 310-315-3801.

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MEDIA-X International

E mail your resume to

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1.For artistic positions in California, reels should be addressed to:

Walt Disney Feature Animation

Attention: Recruitment

500 S. Buena Vista St.

Burbank, CA 91521-7454


4.demo reel vhs




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Wacky World Studios

Contact: Mert Balta, Director

148 E. Douglas

Oldsmar, FL 34677 USA

Phone: (813) 818-8277


Department: Animation

Job Description: 3D character Animator.

Talented animators must be able to work from a 2D storyboard or a 3D animatic with dialogue to create believable animation. Applicants must be able to work in an accelerated production environment. Thorough understanding of animating with Maya. Applicants must be able to hit the ground running and take art direction well.


Company Description: They are a production studio. Wacky World studios need several 3D character animators for our expanding company. Our first video, The Roach Approach: Don't Miss The Boat, is being distributed internationally and has had an exceptional response in national premiers.

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Method Studios

Contact: CG Contact c/o Method Studios

1546 Seventh Street

Santa Monica California, 90401

Phone: No Calls


Need to Apply: If you are interested in joining Method, please provide us with your latest demo reel and/or resume.

CG Artists: Method Studios, a high end/high profile boutique digital effects house in Santa Monica, CA is seeking the best of the best at all levels of Maya for long term work in our expanding 3d department. All levels are welcome to submit, but we are looking for people who not only love working in 3D but are ARTISTS as well. Familiarity with Photoshop, desktop compositing, Mental Ray, etc... are definite plusses. We work in a collaborative creative environment, making photo real effects, and work with some of the best directors/clients anywhere. See examples of our work at Please SEND a copy of your latest reel, shot breakdowns, resume, and any other relevant materials to:


Compositors: Method is currently seeking passionate and creative individuals with artistic skills. We require a minimum of two years of experience in a production environment, working on commercials, music videos or feature film. This is a support position to our senior artists, where you will be responsible for rotoscoping, matte

preparation, tracking and final composition. Although this is primarily an evening position, you will need to be flexible based on the needs of each artist and project. We expect knowledge of some or all of the following software: Inferno, Flame, Shake, Combustion, Commotion, After Effects, Boujou, Maya and Photoshop


Company Description: Method provides a permanent base for an international roster of visual effects artists who specialize in digital imagery. Additionally, we offer employment in the areas of Engineering, Software Development, Production and Administration.

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Graphic Artist

Posted by:

Posted on: 2004-10-29, 1:50PM


Creative Explosions, creator of the Composer family of products (including FlashComposer and RealtyComposer) and located in Scotts Valley, CA is seeking one full-time or two part-time graphic artists, responsible for creation, selection and integration of images for use on the web. Must be a wizard at Photoshop. Some experience with Illustrator or other vector-based tools is ideal.


Candidates must possess extensive knowledge of graphics design, artistic ability coupled with strong design skills that produce compelling results, which attract and engage consumers, the ability to translate communications objectives into creative design solutions, excellent communication skills, including positive attitude and initiative, and the ability to work under pressure, on multiple projects at once, while being flexible and adjusting to shifting priorities. Logo design experience is of primary importance. Our creative environment includes Flash so please note if you have experience with this program (though this is not required). The hardware/software environment is PC-based. Salary, depending on experience, is budgeted at $15 - $18 per hour.


If you are a creatively trained individual, but have a passion for the more technical aspect, are able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and new procedures, and are seeking employment in a challenging environment, then please send your resume, complete with a portfolio of individual work, with cover letter and salary requirements to:


Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Phone calls about this job are ok.

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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Graphic Designer

Posted by:

Posted on: 2004-10-29, 2:26PM


RESPONSIBILITIES: Working on such projects as programs, posters, invitations, mailers, and brochures, translate client and College communication goals into graphic design solutions that use layout, type, color, and other visual elements effectively. Employ conceptual, technical, and communication skills to complete multiple projects while meeting deadlines. Advise clients regarding workflow as well as design and production options, presenting multiple design directions when needed. Work collaboratively with senior graphic designer and other communications staff and serve as project manager as appropriate. Identify resources (photography, illustration, etc.) for specific project needs, coordinate and oversee photo shoots as needed, develop print specifications, and prepare accurate electronic files for printing.  


QUALIFICATIONS: Strong conceptual, technical, communication, and organizational skills. Three years graphic design experience; higher education or nonprofit experience helpful. Bachelor¹s degree; B.F.A. preferred. Thorough knowledge of print production processes and design software, including Quark XPress, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Experience assessing and working with creative and print vendors.


SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary will be determined by degree and prior experience


Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance; tuition remission available to eligible employees; generous vacation, holiday and leave policy. TIAA/CREF retirement program after one (1) year of service and age 21; immediately if one (1) year of prior employment at an institution of higher education is completed.


TO APPLY: Portfolio required upon interview.

Human Resources

Saint Mary¹s College

P.O. Box 4227           

Moraga, CA 94575

(925) 631-9611 FAX



DEADLINE:November 10, 2004: position open until filled.     (Job #52)       


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Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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