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Facebook Art Manager, Reality Labs Avatars in Boston, Massachusetts


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The Facebook AR/VR group brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale.We are currently seeking an Art Manager on our FRL Avatars team to partner with art directors, designers, producers, researchers, and product marketers. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with virtual characters for real time and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative, semi-structured environment. This person must be comfortable guiding teams and production partners and should be willing to roll up their sleeves to do the work when necessary.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner with leads on the strategic, creative, and technology direction of our Avatars across Facebook products

  2. Push the boundaries of how characters and humans are represented in digital form

  3. Work closely with engineers to explore foundational digital character and human 3D pipelines

  4. Manage and mentor a small team of artists who are chartered with execution of art assets for the variety of projects within FRL Avatars

  5. Define direction for creative and technology in new product experiences

  6. Inspire the creative team to be passionate and ambitious in their work

  7. Maintain and manage consistency of quality across the team

  8. Effectively influence leaders and key partners across Facebook products to gain alignment and communicate with conviction

  9. Partner closely with product, design and engineering to identify opportunities for feature enhancements that would elevate the quality and user experience

  10. Collaborate with designers, researchers, product managers, product marketers and engineers to serve a global audience

  11. Direct inclusive representation for avatars across our family of applications

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years industry experience including shipping at least one AAA title or animated film as an Art Director, Creative Director, or Character Lead

  2. Highly strategic thinking and communicating experience

  3. Experience working cross-functionally, balance the needs of stakeholders, and break down complex narratives into simple, compelling ideas

  4. Experience in 3D characters systems and an understanding of technical challenges for creating character based mobile or real-time products

  5. Experience spotting trending and understanding popular culture in the global media landscape

  6. Experience working in a product development process

  7. Experience providing direction on visual and content strategy

  8. Proven presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the experience communicating complex, sometimes abstract, concepts clearly and persuasively

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience managing a small to medium sized team

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at