Animation Director - Series

Aardman Animations

Job Description

Start and End Date: 11th January 2021 – 14th November 2022, but start date asap for additional work pre-Christmas.

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Depending on experience

Location: Remote working, but based at Aardman’s studio in Bristol when required, abiding to current Covid protocols & procedures.

We are looking for an Animation Director to become part of Aardman’s first fully in-house CG/mixed medium series. The series will be 52eps x 11mins.

The purpose of this role will be to direct animation to a high quality, leading two teams of CG animators and a 2D FX animator, to meet the creative vision of the Series Director. Working hands on, when required, to create CG animation and 2D FX. You will work with the Asset Lead in ensuring the characters and props are rigged appropriately to their requirements in line with the Series Director’s creative vision.

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing character animation, and the animation bible for the entire production under the vision of the Series Director.

You will have excellent problem solving skills and an ability to predict potential problems, with a strong attention to detail. We are looking for someone with experience working on an animation TV series, with excellent knowledge of Maya and Flash. You will have the ability to lead a team in a production environment, must be passionate about character animation and acting, and must have previous animation directing experience.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.aardman.com/jobs/

Closing date for all applications is 5pm Friday 27th November 2020. Please note we will review applications as they are submitted and may contact applicants that are of interest before the closing date.

Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content – both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.

Required skills

You will have excellent problem solving skills and an ability to predict potential problems, with a strong attention to detail. We are looking for someone with experience working on an animation TV series, with excellent knowledge of Maya and Flash. You will have the ability to lead a team in a production environment, must be passionate about character animation and acting, and must have previous animation directing experience.