Location: Remote, anywhere in Canada

Duration: 8 weeks, Summer contract

Hours: Full time 4-day work week, paid for a full 5-day work week

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

About Steamlabs:

Steamlabs is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to fostering innovation in science and technology education while emphasizing collaboration, support, and inclusivity. Our mission is to promote understanding, critical thinking, and equitable access to science and technology for individuals from diverse backgrounds. We specialize in developing web-based AI-driven tools and learning experiences for STEM educators, revolutionizing the educational landscape and empowering both educators and students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As a member of the Steamlabs team, you will enjoy a fully remote work environment, a 4-day work week with full 5-day pay, access to professional coaching, and a wealth of professional development opportunities. We are committed to supporting your career growth and personal development, ensuring you have the resources and mentorship needed to thrive in your role and beyond.

Since we are relying on the Canada Summer Jobs grant to fund part of the salary, let us know if you have the following eligibility:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; and,
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

Job Overview:

Steamlabs is seeking a creative and collaborative entry-level or student 3D Designer & Animator to join our diverse and supportive team. In this role, you will develop 3D assets and animations for Climate Hero (https://climatehero.ca), an online game for kids themed around taking action on climate change. You will work closely with the Design Lead and the rest of the development team, using cutting-edge AI tools such as DALLE to create content for the game. We will provide training on these tools to help you excel in your role.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate with Design Lead and the team to develop a consistent look for the web-based game
  • Produce characters, props, location designs, and animations in formats specified by the game development team
  • Create user interface elements for the web-based game
  • Develop templates for DALLE and other AI to iterate graphics (we’ll teach you!)
  • Contribute to the game’s storytelling and participate in various other art tasks (illustrations, cover art, layout, mock-ups, etc.)
  • Complete other operational tasks related to your role (e.g., project organization and researching new information)

Qualifications and Skills:

At Steamlabs, we value 3D Designers & Animators who are creative, energetic, and dedicated to fostering genuine collaboration with their team members. Ideal candidates thrive in dynamic situations, prioritize continuous reflection and process improvement, and are eager to grow their learning and design practice. We seek individuals who value a positive work environment, emphasizing support and encouragement among team members while nurturing a culture of growth and development.

The skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • Education or training in 3D Modeling, Art, and Animation (diploma, current student completing year 2 or more of a diploma program, or 1+ years of work experience)
  • Experience with Autodesk Maya
  • Experience creating and animating 3D assets for video game or web development
  • Proven teamwork and collaboration skills

Bonus Skills and Experience:

If you have any of these additional bonus skills, make sure to list them on your application:

  • Graphic design, UI, UX experience
  • Skills from a different job than the one you are applying for, such as web development, coding, or Artificial Intelligence
  • Experience teaching and/or developing educational programs and activities
  • Experience with other science, technology, making, or artistic skills
  • Fluent French speaker
  • Familiarity with Scrum project management
  • Demonstrated commitment to a cause – tell us how you’ve made the world a better place in small ways or large

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Steamlabs:

At Steamlabs, we believe that our strength lies in the diverse talents and perspectives of our team members. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, respectful, and equitable work environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued.

Our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is more than just words; we actively seek team members from a wide range of backgrounds, including:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Newcomers to Canada (including refugees)
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Members of visible minorities
  • People of colour
  • Members of the LGBTQ2+ community
  • Women

We strive to provide equal opportunities for growth and advancement, ensuring all team members have access to the resources and support needed to succeed. Special consideration is given to applicants from underrepresented communities or those with experience working with diverse populations.

Join Steamlabs, where every voice matters, and help us shape a brighter, more inclusive future for all!

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and any relevant links via this form:


We will review all applications and reach out to candidates who meet our criteria for an initial interview. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact our HR department at info@steamlabs.ca

At Steamlabs, we are dedicated to harnessing the power of AI to revolutionize the way students and educators engage with STEM subjects. By joining our team, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of education and helping us achieve our mission to use AI to make learning more accessible, personalized, and effective for all. We look forward to receiving your application and discovering how your unique talents can contribute to our continued success.