Physical Production Technology Manager

Aardman Animations Ltd

Job Description

Start Date: January 2023

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Staff Permanent

Salary: Depending on experience

Location: Based cross site at both of our Gas Ferry and Aztec West studios


We are looking for a Physical Production Technology Manager to support the Chief Technical Officer in managing all technical aspects of Physical Production across the studio (with a strong focus on stop frame).

As the Technology Manager you will oversee the technical teams, procurement and development of technical equipment, and production technology support involved with physical production. This will include Stop Frame Features, Specials, and Short Form/Commercials projects as well as any live action, virtual production, or other camera captured projects.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning, budgeting, and employment of technical staff across multiple Stop Frame projects in liaison with the Head of Stop Frame, Head of CG and relevant Producers.  You will take an active role within the technology vision for the technology department to ensure a cross company, unified production technology approach.


Agility and flexibility to operate within a constantly changing production environment is paramount to the success of this role.

We are looking for someone with 5+ years of experience within physical production, proven management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You will have worked with camera, lighting, motion control and grip crews on all types of shoots, as well as stop frame projects, with an understanding of individual roles as well as overall structure.


The successful candidate will have professional expertise in the basics of film equipment design, build, test and preparation, repair, and maintenance. This will include experience managing teams working across different disciplines and developing and maintaining key production relationships.


Please see attached the role profile for more information.


We will review applications as and when received.


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.

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.