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Digital Toys Research Consultant

About Toca Boca

At Toca Boca, we believe in the power of play to spark kids’ imaginations and help them learn about the world. We design our products from the kids’ perspective to empower kids to be playful, to be creative and to be who they want to be. Our products include award-winning apps that have been downloaded more than 150 million times in 215 countries and offer fun, safe, open-ended play experiences. Since the start in Stockholm in 2010 our portfolio has grown to include 38 digital toys and soon we’ll be rolling out our first physical products at retail.

In order to be able to create more world-class products for kids, we’re looking to connect with an experienced Digital Toys Research Consultant to bring kids’ and their parents’ perspectives on concepts and products in development. You will report to the Kids & Play Research Manager.

As of 2016, Toca Boca is part of Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Toca Boca has offices in Stockholm, Toronto, and San Francisco.

We’re looking for a Digital Toys Research Consultant with the following qualities:

5+ years experience within the field of Children’s Interactive Media.

Great at conducting in-depth interviews and play testings with kids and their parents which includes:

  • being aware of what is a good code of ethics when doing research with children
  • having experience in observing and interacting with children of ages 3-11
  • gently guiding through prototypes and questions without influencing the result
  • being attentive to details
  • having a playful and respectful approach to the participators

Great at documenting interviews and play testing which includes:

  • making sure to get high quality footage and sound
  • capable of editing the video material to make it structured and accessible
  • having experience of interpreting kids reactions and sayings based on age, personality and situation
  • analyzing and presenting the result into clear learnings

How to apply:

Please provide us with your resume/cv and a cover letter, including a little background on what excites you about working at Toca Boca.

Timings and benefits:

This is a contractor role in the US, ideally based in San Francisco. You should be available for 30 hours a month ongoing from June to December 2017, with the possibility of additional project based assignments. We are interviewing on an ongoing basis and wish to fill the position as soon as possible.

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