Animators - STS Project

Aardman Animations Ltd

Job Description

Start and End Date: Approx Start of September 2024 until end of December 2024

Hours: 40 per week

Location: Aztec West Studio, Bristol

Salary: Depending on Experience


We are looking for an Animator to become a pivotal role in Aardman’s latest flagship Shaun the Sheep project.

As an Animator your main responsibility will be to animate on assigned shots according to the brief set by the director(s).


A key part of this role will be communicating quickly and effectively with the Animation Supervisor and Production team about any changes to your shot that may impact the schedule.


You will be responsible to do any blocks, rehearsals, blocks or animation tests as required by the Director, Animation Supervisor or Production.


We are looking for people with a minimum of two year’s professional animating experience.


If you would like to apply please visit the Aardman Animations website.


Previous experience in stop frame animation production is essential as well as a good understanding of stop frame studio working processes and Dragonframe.


We will be reviewing applications for interview as they’re submitted.


Closing date for all applications is Friday 21st June 2024.


Aardman is an independent and multi-award-winning studio producing feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment and attractions for both the domestic and international market. Our productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of our team. Our work is often imitated and yet we continue to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world.

In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Charter is our commitment to building a workforce that is truly reflective of society, underpinned by the belief that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential in delivering on our mission: to create entertainment for all and to be the most inspirational animation company in the world. We welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.  We’ve signed the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a nationwide programme run by the Centre for Ageing Better to make workplaces age-friendly, and Aardman is also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and a Living Wage Employer.