Assistant Developer

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Assistant Developer

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Hours: Varies – freelance/project-based
Approx 30 hours/ month depending on the project
Remote friendly
Pay: Hourly $18 to $22 dependent on experience and dependent on project funding.

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About MAUD Collective

We make aesthetic-driven activations and experiences that are led by the community.

Initially founded in 2016 as Buds Collective, the collective was founded as a response to saving the old Buds Office Furniture store located in Calgary. The initial collective was a group of makers and creatives who wanted to activate the historic building and secure finances in order to develop the site as a creative space for makers, artists, urbanists, and designers.

In 2020, Buds Collective rebranded as the MAUD Collective in order to better define the organization as a company dedicated to creative culture, experiences, and placemaking. Using engagement as the main driver, MAUD fosters a creative community through its commitment to supporting, compensating and providing development opportunities to local artists while engaging them in local experiences with technology and place.

Our Principles for Great Activation

  • Engage people (process-based design thinking, co-authorship, inclusion, diversity, community-led, participatory creation, research)
  • Craft meaningful experiences (art, animation, music, environment design, aesthetic development)
  • Utilize innovative technologies (AR, social media, gamification, festival app & multimedia communications)
  • Frame place (placemaking, activations, pop-ups, gorilla interventions, installations, identity creation, wayfinding)

Our vision is to deliver our clients successful aesthetic-driven activations that will engage with their communities in ways that are meaningful and memorable.

Our mission is to support creative culture by providing opportunities, visibility, fair compensation, and access to tools and resources for artists, makers, and designers.

Engage a wide audience in meaningful place-based cultural activations by using innovative tools and processes.

Services We Provide

  • Consultation and production of augmented reality (AR) murals, experiences, and festivals.
  • Public engagement process design for community-led activations, and experience creation.
  • Custom temporary art installations and immersive experiences for events, markets, and festivals.
  • AR festival app hosting.
  • Data reporting.

Job Description

As we grow our very small team, we are looking for a developer that complements and contrasts our current development work and can provide an alternative perspective in finding and circumventing issues. The assistant developer will work closely with the lead developer in building, developing, testing and troubleshooting our app, AUGLE, in preparation for upcoming festivals, artist work and future inquiries for using art and augmented reality. The assistant developer will also communicate with the creative producer as projects are initiated and executed.


  • App Development:
    • Assist lead developer with app development, testing and troubleshooting.
    • Creating datasets using in-house tools.
    • Working with the development team to create efficient code.
    • Create and upload AR AssetBundles content to cloud delivery services.
  • Internal Communications:
    • Meet weekly with MAUD Collective team and provide updates on ongoing projects and

Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • An interest in the emerging potential of augmented reality and its role in expanding the arts.
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Unity.
  • Familiarity with Scriptable Objects, AssetBundles, and Addressables.
  • Familiarity with git collaboration.
  • C# and JSON.
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation.
  • Be passionate about art and/or technology and it’s potential integrations.
  • Have excellent team communications skills.
  • Maintains composure and calm during high-stress periods.


Although not required, the following would be considered assets in applying for this position:

  • Familiar with iOS and Android app development.
  • Augmented reality experience (Vuforia preferred).
  • Festival or exhibition experience.
  • Experience in the arts.
  • Education in IT or the arts.
  • Access to an up-to-date iOS device (for testing).

Application Submission

Please submit the following to ​​ by ​11:59pm, on December 19, 2020​:

  • Cover letter detailing:
    • Experience with augmented reality (AR)
    • Experience or interest in art and creativity
    • Interest in this position
  • CV ( maximum two pages)

Successful interviewees will be contacted by ​December 26, 2020.​ ​We will only be contacting successful applicants.

Interviews will be held via video chat on the week of ​December 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

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