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Job Listing:    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Hamar Game Collective
Location:         Hamar, Norway (not remote)

Hamar Game Collective (HGC) is a growing collective of game development studios dedicated to creating immersive and engaging gaming experiences for players worldwide. With a strong portfolio of successful titles and a passion for pushing boundaries, we aim to shape the future of the game industry, both nationally in Norway and internationally.

We are looking for a passionate Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our collective, help drive growth and profitability, and foster a culture of community within the member companies.

The ideal candidate for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role at Hamar Game Collective must embody core values that align with our organisation's vision and culture. They should possess integrity, credibility, and a strong commitment to the shared good of the game industry. They must be driven by a passion for making a change and shaping the future of Norwegian game development. They should value collaboration and teamwork, fostering a culture of success and knowledge-sharing within the collective. Additionally, they should be adaptable, flexible, and open to feedback, thriving in a rapidly changing and creative environment. Ultimately, this individual should embrace the values of openness, collaboration, and a dedication to the growth and success of the game industry as a whole.

Job  Description

Main Responsibilities


Other beneficial traits, skills and experience:

What we offer:

  • Provide strategic direction and support to game studios within Hamar Game Collective, fostering their development and success.

  • Drive growth and profitability by identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, partnerships, and revenue streams for the collective.

  • Manage grant applications, accounting, budgeting, and quarterly reporting to ensure financial stability and effective resource allocation.

  • Oversee coworking space operations and general services to support a creative and nurturing work environment.

  • Design and host industry events to showcase the collective's achievements, promote networking, and advance the game development sector.

  • Collaborate with project and marketing managers to develop and execute strategic initiatives, supporting the collective's growth and market positioning.

  • Cultivate relationships with government entities, municipalities, and regions to optimise HGC's global strategy and leverage external support for the collective's objectives.

  • Deep understanding of the game industry.

  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Fluency in English

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships within the game cluster and industry.

  • Having fun and enjoying doing your job :)

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams

  • Experience in overseeing the process of launching a game

  • Knowledge of game development processes

  • Previous work experience in game publishing

  • Ability to identify and act on good opportunities

  • Experience with financial application/grant application writing

  • Proficiency in Norwegian 

  • Accounting/business administration experience

  • Business development experience

  • Game industry experience

  • Great work conditions following Norwegian labour law

  • Exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Creative, friendly, and positive work environment

The CEO rapports to the Hamar Game Collective Board and Chairperson.​​

Application deadline:   
31. August 2023

To apply, please submit your application/cover letter, CV with references, and any relevant portfolio or work samples to 

Any questions to the position please contact current CEO and HGC Board Chairperson Håvard Haugrud

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